Posted on 03 / 17 / 2012
I went here with my (carnivorous) boyfriend on a recent visit to California. While I am a fully practicing vegan, the one exception I allow myself on occasion is grilled cheese sandwiches (they are my kryptonite).
I ordered one here, which said on the menu only that it was melted cheese on squaw bread and had a vegetarian icon next to it. When I got it, it was pretty gross. It was lightly heated (not toasted) sweet bread with really thick and rubbery pieces of american and swiss (gross) cheese on it.
Now, I know I was taking a chance ordering a grilled cheese, but the menu or the waitress should have at least mentioned the types of cheese on the sandwich. Especially since swiss cheese makes me extremely nauseous.
That, however, is not my biggest complaint. I asked the waitress if anything came on the side of the sandwich and she said a pickle, some fruit, and a pasta salad. Now, being that this was tagged on the menu as a vegetarian dish, I assumed everything on the side was vegetarian. However, a few bites into the pasta salad, I noticed there was chicken in it. Don't you think that would be something important to mention (either on the menu or by the waitress), especially if a large percentage of your customers don't eat meat?
Also, be very careful when you order the apple pie there because (and again, neither the waitress nor the menu mentions this) there is cheddar cheese baked into the crust. I found this extremely unsettling because we do not have a habit of doing that in Florida, and especially after my experience with the "grilled cheese" this just made me feel even more sick.
On the upside, they had a nice 42 cent special dip served with carrot and celery sticks, although I suspect it was something I could have bought at the grocery store myself :(
cute atmosphere, nice location
menu does not specify ingredients, waitress was not very helpful, not very safe for vegans