Respond to Review of CLOSED: Pura Vida Bakery and Bystro
Review: Visited Pura Vida for the first time last Sunday morning. We were amongst the 1st customers of the day so luckily we were seated quickly. The chef also quickly informed us that we were lucky, suggesting that we make reservations in the future to assure seating. I can see why some would think she's (the chef) "rude." She's seems more "firm", direct, and no-nonsense (in my experience; not excusing or trivializing anyone else's experience). The waitress was very nice and friendly. We were offered samples of their juices, which was very nice. I ordered the Sexy Short Stack with sausage and country potatoes on the side. The pancakes were SO good and it was more of a tall than short stack. I could only eat 2 pancakes at a time, so I had 4 pancakes to take home (aka, the hotel). The fruit that came with the pancakes was very fresh; it was the perfect accompaniment for the cinnamon-infused panqueques. I paid $13 for 6 large and filling pancakes, which was very reasonable, in my opinion. The country potatoes were perfectly seasoned. Very yummy! The sausage was ok. Not enough flavor for my liking. The chef's presentation when she brought our food to the table was very nice as well. You can tell that she takes pride in her "work." I wouldn't mind going back to try some of the other menu items (and desserts!) the next time I'm in town.