unique snack bar/bakery in a good natural shop
Posted on 07 / 31 / 2011
A unique place, and it's not fair for it to get written of by two reviwers with their own very narrow standards (which themselves are totally reasonable).
No, it doesn't have a set lunch - but who would want every place they go to to have that? Not common in most cities, and there's no reason why it should be expected in Lima. It aims to be more of a high-ish end snack bar anyhow, offering one of three daily plates along with other items.
As for the vegan issues, they're valid, and I had to push them quite a bit to get the right answers - at first something had no eggs, then "just a little." That's what brings the place down a star for me, and it's a shame since in the health food store out front (one of the most extensive in Lima, from what I've found) sells rice, oat, and even orzo milk - so they know there are alternatives.
I did find the system a little funny... there was no alternate bread to use for a soyburger, but right next door is the store's bakery. I had to go and buy bread, get it sliced, and bring some slices back to the counter. I guess it's good that this is even possible, but it was somewhat off.
Juices, on the other hand, were some of the best I've tried in Lima.
Definitely worth checking out, especially now that you know they don't have a set menu and you need to be extra vigilant with them re: veganness.
extensive store, great juice, unique
pricey, un-vegan, a bit of a walk