Not reaching potential but still pretty darn good
Posted on 11 / 02 / 2009
There are a few areas in which Sadie's could improve (consistency of food quality, for example), but overall it is really nice to have an all-vegetarian diner right downtown.
I often get the huevos rancheros for brunch, and have never been disappointed. For lunch I like the tofu club with the Yves brand vegan bacon (the non-vegan bacon tastes WAY better, FYI) and french fires, which are plentiful and really good 90% of the time. I wish they had gravy on the menu. My mom really likes the quesadilla, which (as with anything on the menu) can be made with regular or soy cheese.
One area of improvement would be to upgrade the bread to bakery fresh, thick-sliced whole grain bread, instead of the thin, mediocre supermarket quality bread they currently use. It would add some flavour and bulk to the sandwiches and really kick things up a notch.
The all-vegan soups are nothing to write home about, with the exception of the creamy mushroom soup, which is fabulous.
Sadie's always has a tasty selection of sweets like vegan cupcakes, so it's also a nice place to go for a coffee & dessert.
Overall, I like Sadie's a lot, I just stick to the menu items I know are good. I have always had good, friendly service there, and the owner is often around, which is nice.