I have actually been here before for a some coffee with my friend and it was really good. So it was not my surprise when I was google searching for good sandwiches in Gastown that this was one of the options. When you see the place from afar, already looks like a place with great potential. The ambiance is really nice, and has a very good feel to it. When I stepped in, there a a few people in there just enjoying a light snack, or a cup of coffee. When you first go in you go in, there counter where you can order your food is right there, and above it, there is a huge board with all the items on the menu. Crossing a small divider, you go into a room that looks like a long hallway. There is a huge long table set right in the middle of it and it has chairs lining it.
This is a view from the back of the cafe to the front.
Soft rock music was playing in the background which made it a great place to go with a paper, a magazine, or a book to just sit and enjoy good food!
Food wise, I decided, after bantering with the girl taking my order and asking for her recommendations. I decided to order the Turkey Sandwich and soup. It had turkey, cranberries, mustard, and tomatoes. And the soup was the Potato and Onion soup.
The soup had a good flavour to it, and the texture was a typical of a root based soup. The sandwich was pretty amazing! The blend of flavours was great, with a hint of the mustard, the sweetness of the cranberries, overall an amazing sandwich. This is a place that I will come back for more and more!
Service is typical of most cafes here. You order up front and they serve you the drinks up there and you can take it to your table. If you do order food you can sit down and they will bring it over to you. Everyone was pretty friendly, and it had a very laid back atmosphere.
Value wise, I paid about $11 for the sandwich and soup so depending on your idea of value it can be pretty expensive. I did really enjoy the food and and the quality of the food was great. I will definitely be back for more!