At the Gallery Bistro we serve tasty breakfasts (all day), lunches with soups, salads and hot specials, as well as specialty coffees. As much as possible, we source locally for products/make in-house.
Baked goods include corn muffins, cookies, squares and pies baked in -house.
This friendly community cultural hub also hosts live entertaiment including:
- Jazz Jam sessions every Mon. night from 7:30-9:30pm (free), Food and drinks served
- Thurs. lunchtime Jazz Sessions form 12-1:30pm (free); donations to musicians gratefully accepted
- special dinner/concert evenings featuring a range of music from gypsy jazz to folk to bluegrass adn
more. Visit www.gallerybistroportmoody.com for more info
We also host private events and provide catering services, for enjoyment both in-house and delivered in the local area.
We work in the area and eat at the gallery cafe once or twice a week. We usually do take out but sometimes we eat in. It's a very cozy cafe. Sandwiches, salads and soup specials are delicious. Sandwiches are our favourite and they come with crunchy chips on the side. Yum. Staff is friendly and our orders come quickly. No complaints at all. It's our go to place.
I've had the opportunity to sample many lunches here and an occasional latte or brunch.
The service is sometimes a bit inconsistent depending if there's a new staff person training, but the wait staff are always friendly and accommodating. The soups are well made, from scratch, and often sell out. Sandwiches are tasty if a little "bready" as they are on foccaccia and such, and they serve potato chips on the side. You can get a side salad instead of soup with the sandwich combos. The egg salad croissant, ham and swiss sandwiches are usually tasty. I find that the real highlight is their soups, which are varied, and made from scratch. The hamburger soup, salmon chowder, vegetarian borsht are all tasty and fairly hearty lunches on their own, and the corn bread is a nice, savoury addition. I rarely go for desserts/muffins here. Their latte, if sometimes a little slow to come out, is also tasty with JJ Bean Coffee. My favourite for brunch is their Benny that's made with avocado. Overall, the cafe has a really nice "gallery'' ambiance with a lot of quality artwork on the walls. It also has a pleasant patio out back that's open when the weather permits, and I like that's it's always clean and tidy.
what a cute little bistro...the sandwiches are overpriced and the bread is not fresh and you get a little side of potato chips..this is to be expected when they do not have a restaurant kitchen. the girls that work there try to be nice, but are very loud to each other and do not look to clean. this place could be a hidden gem if more people would give it a try then perhaps the food would be a little more fresh.
I love the Old Town Center and the little shops... lived here 20 yrs now. Was so disappointed my first lunch at this little bistro. Bread was stale egg salad was small amount of egg mashed up(not all) with little mayo and no onion or seasonings. Lots of limp lettuce and a few chips.It was also expensive at $11 for sandwich and coke. Its my favourite sandwich but I could get a better one packaged at any supermarket. I live just up the street but won't go again. Mash up the eggs properly, add a decent amount of mayo and some onion...fresh fresh bread and seasonings. How hard can it be? This area can be busy, too bad they can't try harder. And maybe some sort of food smells (soups)might add some ambience fitting to this historic area. Lots of egg mix and a slice of red onion..best bread going...that would do it. Too bad. Just a bit of effort and they could be successful. Won't go back. Overpriced as well but if the food was fresh and good I'd be happy with the extra cost.
The bottled applejuice was nice. Otherwise, there was a whole list of little things that ticked me right off.
water tasted like sour milk
'fresh fuit' = a slice of kiwi and a slice of orange
the croissants were costco-ish
one peice of bacom on my sandwich was burnt, the other undercooked.
"their own" hashbrowns are definatley generic. Little cubes of potato that you get in the frozen packages.
very sparing with the hollandaise
blueberries in the blueberry pancakes were froze, therefore leaving the pancakes RAW in the middle, like, liquidy raw.
Safeway discount cheese
The muffin on display was from costco. Those are not hard to spot.
We got the wrong eggs benny order. Hubby is not a fan of veggies and orders accordingly, but this time he got a big hunk of tomato.
We went there in the first place because it looked like a cute place to have some brunch. Like they say, looks arent everyting. Major overhaul needed on this place and it could have the potential of a high-end bistro.
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