Peckinpah

Okay, I have to admit it. I’ve been in denial for months. But it’s time to come clean. *sigh*. I have a small mouth. Yes, I know. It’s hard to believe seeing that considering the obscene amount of food that I eat but it’s the truth. I couldn’t eat the burgers at Cannibal Cafe and Red Robins, not without taking out some of the filling first. And more recently, I could not eat the sandwich at Peckinpah either. The latter is a casual barbecue joint located in Gastown, near Waterfront. I had their Baked Mac and Cheese, which I added pulled pork to for an extra $6 and their Fried Chicken Sandwich.

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*drool*

Baked Mac and Cheese ($13 + $6 for Pulled Pork):


4.5/5
I absolutely loved this dish. The noodles were perfectly cooked, being tender and yet retaining a nice bit of bounciness. The sauce was thick, creamy and rich, and very flavourful while the breadcrumbs provided a nice bit of texture. I added pulled pork for an additional $6, and while I was initially worried when the dish first arrived by the lack of meat present, there was actually a fairly generous amount of pulled pork buried beneath the noodles. The meat itself was very tender and juicy. It was purely salty however, and I personally prefer my pulled pork to have some sweetness. The dish overall was pretty salty: I do love salt so I was okay with it, but it might be a little too much for others. Although the castiron bowl/skillet it was served in is relatively small, they do pile it pretty high and the portion was relatively filling.

Fried Chicken Sandwich ($12):


4/5
This sandwich contained three generous pieces of fried chicken meat as well as potato chips, tomatoes and cilantro, and was dressed with mayo. Although they appear to have used white meat here, the chicken was relatively tender and quite juicy, and had a great crispiness. It was quite salty on its own however (and I’m saying this as a great lover of salt), and is best eaten together with the sandwich. I loved the addition of the potato chips, which provided a great additional crunch to the dish. Personally, I didn’t really care much for the cilantro – while I’m not one of these people who can’t stand the herb and finds it soapy, it didn’t really add much to the dish and was a bit stringy, I personally would have preferred just boring old iceberg lettuce. This was quite a tall sandwich – I could not fit the whole thing into my *insert dirty joke here* – and was quite filling.

So I’m still coming to terms with the fact that I’ve got a small mouth and cannot fit a big juicy…sandwich (I’m so sorry). Lame dirty jokes aside, I loved the food that I’ve tried at Peckinpah. I find the prices to be a tad steep, although not outrageous. Service-wise, the staff is quite friendly, although the food can take a while to come out. I highly recommend checking this place out for some hearty, delicious comfort food.

Summary:
Food: 4/5
Price: 3/5
Service: 3.5/5
Overall: 3.5/5
Recommendations: Mac and Cheese, Fried Chicken Sandwich
Peckinpah Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Phoscao Cafe

I’ve had too much cake. This is a sentence that I never thought I’d ever say, but I found myself saying it now, after a visit to Phoscao Cafe. The latter is a small, casual shop located on Granville, not far from Broadway. They have a pretty good selection of casual breakfast/lunch fair, including four varieties of cakes (Lemon and Cream, Carrot, German Chocolate and Red Velvet) that are priced at just $3.50 each. Of course, I could not resist. I ended up getting a slice of each. As well as a Chocolate Tart, because why not?

Lemon and Cream Cake ($3.50):


3.5/5
This consisted of layers of cake sandwiching lemon curd and cream. Unfortunately, the cake did get a bit battered during the trip from the cafe back home. Fortunately, the taste was not effected. The cake was very tender and moist, and very tangy from the lemon. While I did find the lemon flavour to be a tad overwhelming, bordering on artificial, it was still quite enjoyable.

Chocolate Tart ($3.50):


3.5/5
The crust was relatively tender, albeit a bit too blond and bland. The chocolate ganache was very good however: smooth without any waxiness, and a nice bittersweet flavour. I do find there to be a bit too much crust compared to filling.

Carrot Cake ($3.50):


3.5/5
The cake was a tad on the drier side, but still tasty, and had a nice spicy flavour. It was filled with a good amount of raisins. The cream cheese was smooth and sweet: I personally would have preferred it to be a tad less sweet and a bit more tangy. This certainly isn’t the best carrot cake that I’ve had, but it is still tasty.

German Chocolate Cake ($3.50):


4/5
This consisted of two layers of chocolate cake sandwiching some custard filling, and was topped with shredded coconuts and caramel. The cake was incredibly tender and moist, with a nice bittersweet flavour and a great fragrance of coconut and liquor.

Red Velvet Cake ($3.50):


4.5/5
This consisted of two layers of cake sandwiching a layer of custard filling and bits of chocolate cake, and was topped with another layer of cream cheese. Once again, the cake was incredibly moist while the custard was smooth and luscious, and melted in my mouth. This is easily my favourite of all the treats that I’ve sampled.

Needless to say, I was seriously stuffed after my trip to Phoscao Cafe. I probably needed a massive shot of insulin. But I don’t regret buying all the food that I did however, since everything was very tasty and their prices were a steal. All in all, I really like the cafe, and I’d highly recommend checking it out.

Summary:
Food: 4/5
Price: 4.5/5
Service: N/A
Overall: 4/5
Recommendations: German Chocolate Cake, Red Velvet Cake
Phoscao Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Willow Cafe Bakery

If I ever open a bakery (which is unlikely to ever happen, since I’ll get shutdown/bankrupt within a week), I’d name it either “Carbo” or “The Gluco Diet”. And all of my food will be labelled GF – where GF stands for “Gluten-Filled”. It’s all just me giving one giant middle finger to all the stupid fad diets that needs to die.

Am I being too insensitive? Well, a less controversial alternative would be Willow (after yours truly, of course). Unfortunately, apparently that name has already been taken: there is apparently a place called Willow Cafe & Bakery. Now the bakery isn’t named after a person, but the street it’s located on (16th Avenue and Willow Street). They have a good selection of casual breakfast/lunch items, including fresh baked goods. I’ve had a Chocolate Tart and a Carrot Cake, as well as an Almond Croissant for my mom.

Chocolate Tart ($3):


4.5/5
The chocolate ganache filling was smooth and not at all waxy, and had a nice bittersweet flavour. It was mixed with some raspberry, which provided a fragrance as well as a bit of tang. The crust was perfectly baked with a nice crispness, as well as a sweet caramelized flavour. This is definitely one of the better chocolate tarts that I’ve had.

Carrot Cake ($4):


4/5
This consisted of three layers of carrot cake sandwiching cream cheese frosting. The cake was dense and relatively moist, and filled with shredded carrots. The cream cheese frosting was smooth and sweet, with a nice bit of tang. Being a massive lover of cream cheese, I personally could have done with a bit more of it present. This is a straightforward dessert, but definitely delicious.

Almond Croissant ($3.50):

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I gave this to my mom. She quite enjoyed it.

Although I am admittedly a bit peeved by the fact that Willow Cafe & Bakery has stolen my future (never going to open) bakery’s name, I have to admit, I really enjoyed my visit there. The food was quite tasty, and the prices are very reasonable. The staff were also quite friendly. All in all, this is a great local place for a quick bite or some treats.

Summary:
Food: 4/5
Price: 4/5
Service: N/A
Overall: 4/5
Recommendations: Chocolate Tart, Carrot Cake
Willow Cafe & Bakery Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Red Robin (Robson)

The one good thing about getting old(er) is that there are restaurants in Vancouver offering free food for your birthday. The past week I had the chance to visit Cannibal Cafe, which offers a free burger on the exact day of my birthday. This week I went to another burger joint, Red Robins, which actually offer a free burger that can be redeemed over the entire month of your birthday (you just need to sign up for their rewards program). Moreover, unlike Cannibal Cafe, which only allows the option of having their American Classic burger, Red Robins allows you to chose over a dozen variety of burgers. I went for their Royal Red Robin Burger.

Royal Red Robin Burger (free for Birthday, $12.99 regular):

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Red Robin Royal burger with Steak Fries


4/5
This burger came with a beef patty, bacon, fried egg, cheese and mayo. I’m surprised by how much I enjoyed this burger. The patty was quite juicy while the bacon, cheese and mayo provided great flavour. The fried egg was served with a runny yolk and of course, being the clumsy idiot that I am, I ended up spilling the yolk all over my lap on my first bite. The bun was soft and fluffy; I do wish that they could have toasted them though. The burgers are served with a side of steak fries (you can also get salad or upgrade to onion rings, yam fries etc). I did not get to eat much of the fries however. I’m trying to watch my figure…

…Seriously, did you believe that? No, the truth is, I was trying to save some stomach space for…

Mountain High Mudd Pie (currently $6, $7.99 regular):


3.5/5
This consisted of a large pile of chocolate ice cream, a layer of fudge, vanilla ice cream, a base of crushed oreo cookies and was topped by whipped cream and served with a drizzle of chocolate and caramel sauce. This was essentially like one of the ice cream cakes from DQ, and like those cakes, my favourite component was the layer of fudge in the middle. I did find the ice cream to be a bit icy, but still tasty. I quite enjoyed the chocolate and caramel sauces; I would have preferred if they had drizzled it over the actual cake though and instead of on the plate as it a bit hard to eat. Although not really a “mountain” it was quite a big portion, and probably shareable (of course, being the pig that I am, I ate the entire slice myself). Normally, this cake is goes for $7.99, but it appears that they are currently on special for $6.

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The only mountain that I’ve successfully conquered

I really enjoyed my visit at Red Robins. Their burgers were very tasty, and their regular prices are already more than reasonable; however, considering that it’s both my birthday and that they currently have a promotion for their mudd pie, I got my entire meal for just $6. The service was also very good: the server that I had was friendly and professional, and the food came quite quickly. I seriously recommend checking this place out, especially if you sign up for their rewards program.

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What a fantastic deal!

Summary:
Food: 3.5/5
Price: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Overall: 4/5
Recommendations: Gourmet Burger, Mountain High Mudd Pie
Red Robin Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Cadeaux Bakery

If there’s one bakery that might compete with Trafiq as my favourite place in all of Vancouver it’s Cadeaux. While I’m most fond of their cakes, which they typically offer in 3 varieties – London Fog, Carrot, and a rotating chocolate flavour – they make a good selection of other tasty treats, all of which are made with care and quality ingredients. During my latest visit, I had a slice each of their London Fog and Raspberry Latte cakes. Unfortunately, to my chagrin, I saw that they had not yet sliced their London Fog cake, which meant that I’d be stuck with an end piece (the 3rd time this has happened), which is not only not very photogenic, but more importantly, tends to be smaller than a regular piece. *sigh*. I also got Cookies n Cream Tart and Paris Brest, and an almond croissant for my mom.

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The 3 easy steps to living a short but happy life 😀

Cookies n Cream Tart Slice ($3.50):


4/5
This consisted of a shortbread crust that was topped with milk chocolate ganache and white chocolate mousse, and garnished with whipped cream and a piece of cookie. The crust was tender and cut easily. The chocolate was of good quality and melted in my mouth, while the mousse was smooth and creamy. It was a bit on the sweeter side, so it might not be for everyone: I really enjoyed it however.

London Fog Cake Slice ($6.50):


4.5/5
This consisted of layers of vanilla cake sandwiching chocolate ganache and was covered with chantilly cream. I was a bit disappointed about receiving an end piece (3rd time that this has happened!). Fortunately, it was still very tasty. The cake itself was very soft and moist while the cream was fresh and fluffy. The cake was incredibly soft and moist while the whipped cream was fluffy and fresh. My favourite componnet is the chocolate ganache, which was infused with Earl Grey, and had a wonderful citrusy flavour.

Paris Brest ($6.50):


4.5/5
This was a choux pastry filled with chocolate ganache, praline moussiline, honey caramel and hazelnuts. The choux pastry was quite tender. The moussiline was fresh and smooth, albeit a tad bland on its own. Fortunately, it was paired with the sweet caramel, which was thick and had a wonderful fragrance of honey, as well as chocolate ganache. The chocolate was The hazelnuts were fresh and crunchy, with a wonderful fragrance. I have to admit, this was actually a bit hard to eat since it was a bit too tall to fit into my mouth – I had to squish it down a bit. It was a little bit messy, but very tasty.

Raspberry Latte Cake Slice ($6.50):


5/5
This was a chocolate cake sandwiching layers of raspberry mousse and chocolate-coffee ganache, and covered with chocolate mousse. I’ve had this cake before, and it was just as good as I remembered. The cake itself was tender and moist. The buttercream was smooth, sweet and chocolaty, and melted in my mouth without any bit of greasiness. The chocolate ganache was rich and had a wonderful fragrance of coffee while the raspberry mousse provided a great fragrance and tartness that cut through the sweetness. This is seriously one of the best cakes that I’ve had.

Almond Croissant ($4.05):

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Mom’s favourite treat

I seriously love Cadeaux. No matter how many end pieces they serve me, this is a bakery that I will always keep on coming back to. For anyone who enjoys cakes and other great treats, please do yourself a favour and head down there!

Summary:
Food: 4.5/5
Price: 4.5
Service: N/A
Overall: 4.5/5
Recommendations: Cake Slices, Paris Brest

Cadeaux Bakery Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

The Cannibal Cafe

There are two things that I’m in denial about: 1) my age and 2) I’m (probably) lactose intolerant. Unfortunately, I was forced to confront both realities this week. Lemme explain: it was my birthday. Now, being the cheap Asian that I am, I decided to make most of my depressing situation as a jobless loser who’s at least seven years too old to be still living with my parents by redeeming some free food. One restaurant in Vancouver that offers free food on your birthday is Cannibal Cafe, a burger joint located on the Drive. They provide you a complimentary American Classic Burger (which normally runs for $10.95) with the purchase of either a drink or a side. Of course, I decided to get both, and got a side of Onion Rings to go with my burger as well as an Oreo Milkshake.

American Classic Burger (Free on birthday, normally $10.95):


3.5/5
This consisted of two 3oz patties, American Cheese, ketchup, mustard, mayo and L.T.O.P. (lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle). This was a simple, basic burger that was done quite well. I normally don’t like beef patties, which can often be dry, but here the beef was actually reasonably moist and juicy. The bun was toasted, and crispy around the edges while soft and fluffy in the interior. The cheese and condiments provided great flavour. Although the burger was not very large, it was quite tall and I actually couldn’t fit it into my mouth (insert dirty joke here): I had to remove some of the vegetables in order to eat the burger.

Onion Rings (Side, $4.95):

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Awesome crispy onion rings!

4.5/5
I loved these. The batter on the onion rings looked thick, but was incredibly light and crispy, and stayed crispy even when they cooled. It was served with a side of Chipotle Mayo, which was creamy and had a nice bit of spice. I was a bit disappointed with the portion: there were only 6 onion rings present.

Oreo Milkshake ($7.95):


4/5
I have to admit, I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed the milkshake didn’t contain any crushed cookie bits. It was still very tasty however, with a great chocolate and vanilla flavour. It was quite thick, and you have to wait to allow it to melt a bit before being able to suck it through the straw.

Unfortunately for me, I appear to be lactose intolerant, and the milkshake did cause me more than a few uncomfortable hours. Not that I’m going to be stopping anytime soon though: I didn’t learn my lesson from the massive amount of ice cream from Rain or Shine not long ago, and I’m certainly not going to turn down ice cream the next time it’s offered to me. Stomachache aside, I had a pretty good time at Cannibal Cafe. The food was quite good. While I got a good deal since the burger came free, I do find their regular prices to be a tad pricey: most of their burgers are currently going to $13-15 without any sides. In terms of service, the waitress I had was very friendly; however, I do feel that they appear to be somewhat understaffed: there was only one person in the kitchen when I went, and some of the tables did take a while to receive their food. All in all, I did quite like this place, and I think it’s definitely worth checking out for some classic American fast food.

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Always nice to get things for free 😀

Summary:
Food: 4/5
Service: 3.5/5
Price: 2.5/5
Overall: 3.5/5
Recommendations: Milkshake, Onion Rings
The Cannibal Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Cafe

I don’t know of too many higher-end French style patisseries in Vancouver. So far, I’ve been to the popular Thomas Haas and Chez Christophe, both of which were great. There’s Ganache Patisserie, which I personally found to be grossly overrated. There’s Faubourg, which I really NEED to revisit before being able to give an opinion (you know, for proper “research” purposes). And then there’s Thierry. I’ve actually been to the latter before, more than a year ago (and before I decided to start blogging). I’ve tried their Chocolate Marquise cake, which I remember quite enjoying. However, since it has been a long time I felt that a re-visit is warranted in order for me to be able to form a fair opinion of the plate. So I re-visited this place recently – for research purposes of course (and NOT because I just wanted an excuse to eat a bunch of pastries). For my most recent visit, I sampled their Chocolate Eclair, Tiramisu, and Chocolate Tart. I also picked up an Almond Croissant for my mom.

Chocolate Eclair ($6.75):


4.5/5
This consisted of choux dough that’s filled with pastry chocolate cream and coated in a layer of chocolate. This was a simple dessert that was made very well. The pastry was tender and filled with a generous amount of smooth chocolate pastry cream. The chocolate coating was definitely of high quality, and just melted in my mouth without any bit of waxiness. It had a great bittersweet flavour that complimented the slightly sweeter pastry cream very well.

Tiramisu ($7.50):


4.5/5
This consisted of layers of cake soaked in coffee liquor, sandwiching mascarpone sabayon, and was surrounded by pieces of high quality dark chocolate. The mascarpone was light and creamy while the cake just melted in my mouth, and had a fantastic scent of coffee. This is a seriously fantastic version of the dessert.

Chocolate Tart ($8.95):


3.5/5
This consisted of a sweet dough crust that’s filled with 55% chocolate. Like the eclair, this was quite simple/basic. The chocolate ganache was smooth, melted in my mouth, and had a great bittersweet flavour. The crust was tender and cut easily, although I did find it to be quite bland – I would have liked a bit of sweetness or salt.

Almond Croissant ($4.45):

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My mom had this. She really enjoyed it.

I’m glad to have made a revisit to Thierry; their pastries have been truly fantastic. While their prices are quite high, they aren’t as outrageous as some other places *cough* Ganache Patisserie *cough*, and I personally think that their food tastes better. All in all, this is a great place that rivals that of Thomas Haas in terms of quality, and I highly recommend checking them out if you’re willing to pay a bit extra cash.

Summary:
Food: 4/5
Price: 2.5/5
Service: N/A
Overall: 3.5/5
Recommendations: Tiramisu, Chocolate Eclair
Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

The Naam

I want to make one thing very clear: I am NOT a veganist. Sure, I may make jokes and call vegetables “rabbit food”, but it’s all in good fun. I love vegetarians/vegans. In fact, some of my best friends are vegans! Okay, that’s not really true: I only know one person who’s vegan, and he’s more of a colleague than a friend, and he’s an on again off again vegan, but still, I really have nothing against that type of lifestyle. Non-celiac gluten free people on the other hand…

Because action speaks louder than words, I recently visited The Naam. They are a popular, casual restaurant in Kits serving up vegetarian/vegan food. I only had their desserts since I love sweets (and definitely NOT because I find non-meat entrees to be unfulfilling). I had their Naam Carrot Cake, Double Fudge Cake, and Raspberry Chocolate Cake, the latter being VEGAN (because I’m totally not a veganist!).

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Non-rabbit food Desserts!

Raspberry Chocolate Cake ($6.75):


3.5/5
This is vegan, and apparently contains cashews, and is served with a side of raspberry sauce.The cake was quite soft and moist, and contained a layer of fudge, which was dense but relatively light. Although chocolatey, I did find the flavours to be a bit muted and bland; I personally would have liked the cake to be a bit sweeter. I quite enjoyed the raspberry sauce however, which had a intensey tangy flavour that paired well with the chocolate.

Naam Carrot Cake ($6.75):


3/5
The cake contained walnuts, carrots and raisins. Although not dry, it did have a crumbly texture that I was not the biggest fan of. I did also find it to be a bit bland. However, it did have a nice bit of spice, a well as a good amount of nuts, which I really enjoyed. I quite liked the cream cheese frosting, which was creamy and tangy: I only wish there as more of it present.

Double Fudge Cake ($6.75):


3.5/5
This was my favourite of the three desserts. The cake was quite moist and chocolatey, although it was a tad bland on its own. Fortunately, it was coated in a layer of chocolate icing, which was rich and sweet, and provided a great compliment to the cake.

I’m glad to have tried out The Naam. While I did find their desserts to have a bit of a “healthy” taste (and I don’t know if that’s real or just in my head), they are still quite enjoyable. The service is a bit disorganized, but the staff are very friendly. All in all, this seems like a great place if you’re vegetarian/vegan (or if you’re trying to prove to others that you’re not against vegetarians/vegans).

Summary:
Food: 3.5/5
Price: 3.5/5
Service: N/A
Overall: 3.5/5
Recommendations: Double Fudge Cake, Raspberry Chocolate Cake (if you’re vegan)

 The Naam Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Grounds for Coffee (and JJ Bean)

When I was in highschool, which isn’t really that long ago (I’m still in denial about my age), the cafeteria always made cinnamon buns on Thursdays. But not just any cinnamon buns, “UBC cinnamon buns”, which many of the teachers claim to be the best cinnamon buns in Vancouver. Oddly enough, when I started attending UBC (which again, as not long ago), I never really found any places on campus that made great cinnamon buns. However, there is apparently a shop located not too far away called Grounds for Coffee that many people claim to have the best cinnamon buns in Vancouver. I finally got around to checking them out this week. You have the option of having the bun with or without frosting, but seriously, unless you have a deadly allergy or something, GET IT WITH THE FROSTING!!!

Cinnamon Bun with Frosting (around $3.65):


4.5/5
The cinnamon bun was fresh and still warm from the oven. It was soft and fluffy, and very sticky and gooey. I ate this on the bus, and ended up getting quite a bit of sweet cinnamon-sugar goo all over my hands and clothes. The cream cheese was creamy and had a nice tang; I personally could have done with a bit more of it (I’m one of those people who can eat a tub of cream cheese frosting with a spoon).

Grounds for Coffee are supposed to have the greatest cinnamon buns in Vancouver, and after having tried them, I have to say that I can’t disagree – those buns are seriously fantastic. However, being the keen researcher that I am, I decided that I needed to get another cinnamon bun from a “lesser” shop as a control. So, for PURELY scientific reasons (and NOT because I’m a greedy pig), I also got a cinnamon bun from the new JJ Beans that had opened on UBC campus (which I actually ended up eating out of my desk drawer back at work).

Cinnamon Bun with Frosting ($3.40):


3/5
Unlike Grounds for Coffee, the bun had been sitting on the counter for some time and was not warm. It was considerably tougher than the latter, and the cinnamon sugar seems to have hardened to form shards of sugar. I personally did not like the bun too much: it was a bit too hard and also bland. However, I did actually prefer the cream cheese frosting a bit more: I found it to be a bit thicker, and there was also more of it present.

So, after doing some more research, I was left with a massive sugar high the conclusion that the cinnamon buns at Grounds for Coffee are indeed superior. Be sure to check the place out if you enjoy cinnmaon buns!

Summary (for Grounds for Coffee):
Food: 4.5/5 (just for cinnamon bun)
Price: 4/5
Service: N/A
Overall: 4/5
Recommendation: Cinnamon Bun (WITH FROSTING!!!)
Grounds For Coffee Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Nice Cafe

Just a quick note: unfortunately, I will be scaling back on my postings. I’ve gotten quite fat busy, and all the eating out has been taking a toll on my productivity at work (not to mention my wallet, seeing that I am living on a graduate student’s salary). Of course, I’m not going to stop my posts altogether – I will definitely continue on getting my obligatory pastries during the weekends, but I will be eating out less during the weekdays.

And with that, here’s one of my final weekday reviews for Nice Cafe. The latter is a small, casual restaurant located near Broadway and Main specializing in breakfast/brunch and lunch items. During my visit there, I had their Meat Lover’s Omelette and Monte Cristo.

Meat Lover’s Omelette ($9.95):


3/5
The omelette contained bacon, sausage, ham, and cheese, and came with a choice of either toast or hashbrowns; I picked the hashbrowns. The omelette is a pretty good portion with a fairly good amount of filling: my favourite was the breakfast sausage, which had a nice bit of spice. I did find it to be bland however, as the eggs don’t appear to be seasoned. There was a fairly generous amount of hashbrowns. Unfortunately, I found the hashbrowns to be a bit disappointing: it was not crispy and also quite bland.

Monte Cristo with Chicken, Ham, Cheese on French Toast Style Bread ($9.25):


3.5/5
This came with your choice of side; I got their potato salad. I must admit, I was quite disappointed when the dish arrived as the portion was quite small. However, since it was only $9.25, I guess it wouldn’t have been fair to expect a large amount of food. The sandwich itself was quite tasty: the bread was soft, fluffy and well-toasted and although there wasn’t an overly large amount of filling present, it was still very tasty. I quite enjoyed the potato salad, which was flavourful and creamy: I just wish that they could have given a larger serving.

I had a decent time at Nice Cafe. While I did find the food to be a bit underwhelming, it was still decent and the prices are very reasonable. Service-wise, the kitchen seems to be a bit slow: I had to wait probably over 20 minutes for my food. However, the lady working at the front was very friendly and attentive. All in all, while this place did not blow me away, I still quite enjoyed my experience there, and I do think it’s worth a visit.

Summary:
Food: 3.5/5
Price: 4.5/5
Service: 3.5/5
Overall: 3.5/5
Recommendations: N/A

Nice Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato