Impressive and Homey
Posted on 10 / 04 / 2011
In context this place is fantastic. It does not purport to be a first class dining experience, but it is not pretentious and serves it role as a good, wholesome,affordable and convenient vegetairan cafe. I was only here once but was quite pleased with the food and service. The Cafe has about 15 tables and is the in the back of the heath food store upstairs. While I saw that they had a great lunch special, I decided to order ala carte. My decision was made easier by the delightfullady behind the counter who let me try things to see what I liked.
I ended up ordering the Teriyaki Seitan Stirfry and the Watermelon Gazpacho Soup. I could not have been more pleased with the stirfy. It was a special that day, and i feel it really ecompassed the place. While I would not say it had a definitive Teriyaki flavor, it did have a wonderful sweet and sour sauce, which tasted very home made, and I could practically taste my moms home cooking it, I couldnt even picture the ingredients they were using. The plate came overflowing with both rice, seitan, veges and sauce and was a meal in itself.
As i was tempted by the name i decided to order the Gazpacho soup. Overall it was a good gazpach, with the flavor right on. My issue was more the watermelon, it did not add anything at all to the soup, and I guess I was hoping that it would be more of a cold summer fruit soup and it just turned out to be gazpacho with watermelon pieces in it. I would have liked a bit more creativity.
As of now Im already looking forward to coming back and trying some of their sanwiches which looked beautiful. I walked out feeling like i had good home cooked meal. Nothing I ate there or saw there left me wondering "wow how did they make that" but you know what, who cares? it all tasted great! and while nothing particularly wowwed me, I walked out smiling and my stomach did too!
Smack in the Center of Town, Great Home Cooked Food, Great selection and prices
Could be a little more Creative, Not Eleagant or romantic