Nourish Cafe and Bistro

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 6 reviews )

Serves meat, vegan options available. Specializes in whole food meals. Vegetarian and vegan items on the menu daily. Has almond milk. Move here 2016 from 505 Quayle Rd. Open Mon 9:00am-3:00pm, Tue-Sat 9:00am-9:00pm, Sun 9:00am-3:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Western, Canadian, Non-veg

6 Reviews

First Review by Corky21

Unique Vegan Options - Edit

Came here for lunch and tried the vegan Eggs Benedict as well as a green salad. The Eggs Benedict was interesting - it was composed of roasted sweet potato rounds topped with sautéed kale, onions, and mushrooms, lentils, and cashew hollandaise sauce (no bread and no egg substitute). It wasn't quite what might be expected for Eggs Benedict, but the flavours were amazing; it was definitely good. The menu was also more meat-heavy than what I'd usually choose (they have bone broth on their drinks menu, for example), but over all the experience was nice, the service was friendly, and it was pleasant sitting outside on their patio. I wouldn't hurry back but I would recommend it for those it might suit.
- Update: I've deducted a star from my previous review because I had a very sub-par second experience here. They don't reservations from brunch, which is fine, but we were told a table could be held for us (a party of 7) if we called ahead in the morning. I did this, but unfortunately there seemed to be some kind of communication issue as there was no table and no note of the request when we arrived. We ended up just having coffee on the patio instead, which was fine, but definitely a shame and not an ideal service experience.

Updated from previous review on 2017-07-15

Pros: Flavourful, Nice atmosphere

Cons: Meat-heavy menu, No reservations

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Could (& should) be better - Edit

Considering the type of restaurant this is, you would expect more vegan options. Their cashew cheese is excellent but there's only one or two vegan options at any one time.

There's also posters about bone broth everywhere.

The staff kinda suck too, they are neither polite nor timely.

Pros: Set in a beautiful heritage house, Cashew cheese is awesome, Dandelion lattes are great

Cons: Lack of vegan options, Signs about Bone Broth everywhere, Staff are bordering on rude

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refreshing place to visit - Edit

We popped in to see if they had vegan options and they had several. The staff were super friendly and the "eggs" Benedict made with lentils was really fun and different. We'll be back.

Pros: nice atmosphere , friendly people, different food than the typical

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beautiful location - Edit

The cafe is inside the beautiful horticultural gardens. Vegan options were light, pretty much fancy raw salads, but tasty and probably fine for lunch if you're not super hungry.

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Eat well – eat here - Edit

This café deserves another review since the only other one was posted way back in 2012. We were there for lunch last weekend, after a tour of the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, to which the café is attached. The menu takes its cue from the gardens as it carries out its vision of helping people ‘eat healthier’. Even though it was our first time there, it is obviously a popular spot since it was constantly full all the time we were there.
We shared “Beet around the bush”, which is sort of a sandwich, but that word doesn’t do it justice. It came with a bowl of leek and potato soup, which we were surprised to find was not creamy, just filled with lots of chopped leeks and big chunks of potato. Menu items are noted as being vegan, dairy free or gluten free, meaning we didn’t have to ask – how lovely. The menu is available on the café website, so check it out before you go – and then be prepared to have a delicious and healthy meal.

Pros: delicious healthy food, creative menu, horticultural centre views

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Country Gem for Gluton Free - Edit

We didn't expect to eat on the patio on Sept 30, but there we were. The patio is positioned so that it takes advantage of the midday sun.
The food today was a choice of breakfast and lunch being Sunday. Eggs Benny was excellent and the chicken stew was amazing. The desserts were all tempting, but the ice cream sandwiches won out, and were a highlight (not your corner store ice cream sandwich!). Our daughter needs gluton free and she was catered to 100% with some of the best gluton free bread she had ever tasted. One of the ice cream sandwiches was gluton free (coconut) It was busy and the service was not as orderly and timely as one might normally demand, but we weren't in a rush and the afternoon was so nice, it wasn't a factor. Its year three of this establishments existence and this winter is the first time they will remain open for fall winter service. Breakfast and lunches only at the moment. Its now on our top ten list for weekend breakfast and lunch.
Gluton free no longer means comprised taste!

Pros: friendly staff, excellent food, close to city but very country

Cons: meals served 10 minutes apart, indoor dining area is limited, kitchen production rate is slow

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