Drastic Drop in Quality
Posted on 07 / 13 / 2012
I have visited this establishment a few times in the last year or two, and always left happy - service may have been a bit slow, but I tend to be forgiving of that - great food takes time to prepare! I had noticed a rash of negative reviews from the last few months on this site and elsewhere, and ignored them based on my previous good experiences... I should have listened.
Service was inconsistent at best, although I hesitate to blame our waiter - he seemed VERY nervous, and very new. After placing our order (entrees, no appetizers), we waited 45 minutes for a basket of bread. Our meal arrived 15 minutes after the bread. One person in our party did not receive her meal due to "a mixup in the kitchen", and we were told we'd have to wait an additional 15 minutes for it to arrive. All of our meals arrived resting in pools of bright yellow oil, regardless of whether it was veggies and rice, or stuffed tofu. At least, I hope it was oil - my husband and I are both vegan, and have been suffering with upset stomachs since last night's dinner. The forgotten entree, ratatouille, was the only plate that arrived looking appetizing.
We had to hunt down the waiter for more water, more bread, and to pay our check - which, by the way, we were not offered a discount on for our inconvenience. We only had a party of four, and as best I could tell, there weren't more than two other small tables seated at the time. I hate to review a restaurant poorly that tries to accommodate vegan guests, but this was such an unpleasant experience I felt others should be warned.
I only hope that Everybody's Cafe takes notice of these bad reviews and returns to their previous quality - I would love to be able to eat there again. For now though, the food is DEFINITELY not worth the prices they are charging.
Vegan options clearly marked
Oily food, Poor service, Low value for the money