Wow. That's a lot of tofu.
Posted on 02 / 05 / 2009
I stopped in the Manatee Cafe during my stay in St. Augustine, having heard it was vegetarian and could do vegan.
Wow. There's a lot of tofu on the menu. A LOT.
If I didn't have any other food concerns, this would be a great stop. But the place is such a small business that my server was on the phone when she took my order and I didn't get a chance to ask what was actually in anything. My tofu scramble with hashbrowns was actually a tofu scramble with seasoned small cut potatoes/home fries. And there was some mystery flavoring in the tofu scramble that wasn't mentioned in the description.
The food was good tasting and the location was clean. But it was a hap-hazard operation from what I could tell (someone had to re-take another customer's order at one point. And I wasn't told the specials but a customer that came later on was) and it would've been nice to be informed earlier about what exactly was in the dish.
good prices, vegetarian diner-style food, clean
not run smoothly, lack of non-tofu options, menu descriptions don't match dishes