Submitted Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 7:19pm [Dine in]
We will consistently drive way out to get this food.
Sure, it's incredibly out of the way but the money we save with their great pricing is easily put towards the gas because it's probably some of the best Indian cuisine we've had.
The ambiance is kinda non-existent; the restaurant doesn't seem made for eating in although they do have tables to do so. We've never eaten in the restaurant and have never seen anyone else seated there but there are people constantly coming and going to order and pick up food to go. We do like to sit and watch the Indian music videos while we wait for our order.
The price is very reasonable and the taste is amazing. We usually pick up some paneer pakora, rice, naan and a variety of curries. The paneer pakora is always spicy and fresh, the rice is always perfectly tender. They have a variety of naan to choose from and all are very good. The paneer naan is a special favorite but we do like to load up on cheese. The butter chicken is somewhat generic but this dish is pretty universal anywhere you go. The chana massala is excellent and the korma's flavor is bang on.
Rice, 3 different naan, 2 samosas, a pound of paneer pakora, a half pound of chicken pakora, chutneys and 3 different curry dishes set us back a mere $40. We always order lots because the leftovers reheat nicely for lunches the next day.
Totally worth a look.
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Submitted Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 9:58am [Dine in]
I really do enjoy their eggel for breakfast even though they microwave their eggs. I enjoy their bagels and their cream cheeses; I've always found that the soups have a decent broth to them and they are very capable of making good sandwiches. Sometimes they really pile on the cream cheese or butter but they're usually pretty good when I ask them to go lightly with the spreads.
Unfortunately, the food isn't strong enough to make me want to go back after repeatedly dealing with horrible service and the higher and higher prices.
I haven't had much experience at the Kits location but every time I go I find that they lack enough counter staff...and friendly counter staff at that. Usually there's just one person that seems to run the show. The location I used to visit often on 7th is kinda the same. Sometimes they'll have two people running the counter but in general the staff is impersonable and sometimes downright rude. Lately they've been messing up my order and I'm starting to wonder why I even bother; there're a lot of other choices in the neighborhood. I don't remember their service being so bad...but there's been something very wrong with it over the past year.
And yes, I understand the cost of flour has gone up but I find nearly $10 for a half sandwich & cup of soup too much (not to mention the shrinking sizes of their muffins and cinnamon buns)...the price of all their baking has gone up. I can understand that and probably would have just sucked it up and dealt with it...but coupled with the terrible service I don't think I want to go here anymore.
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Submitted Friday, January 23, 2009 - 6:47pm [Dine in]
I eat an unfortunate amount of eggs benedicts.
I enjoy poached eggs, I enjoy hollandaise sauce and I very much enjoy some of the neat little variances on the classic stacked benny.
I have to say, of all the eggs benedicts I've had out the one I had here was the best. It was a simple stack of muffin, cream cheese, avocado and tomato with a perfectly poached egg and excellent holly. The sauce was rich and smooth with the perfect amount of lemon and butter in it. The eggs were perfect and I was very much impressed...I think they must use free-range eggs, the yolks had that rich golden yellow.
I couldn't say much for the potato things put on the side. I enjoyed the scallop cut but they seemed kinda flavorless...but maybe that's just because they were sitting next to that awesome benny.
I had trouble waiting to be seated as the place was almost empty and no one directed me to a seat until I finally walked right through the place and asked. Otherwise the staff was friendly and very attentive with checking to make sure everything was good and that our coffee cups were full. We never ran out of coffee.
It's less than what I've paid for far worse so I'd say the value is solid. Breakfast ingredients aren't terribly expensive compared to what restaurants pay for more complicated fare but the value is pretty good! They load your plate, too...I couldn't even finish.
The 50's diner thing has the floor and the booths and the music down but the place is also full of modern kitsh to remind us of the 50s...it's kind of a blessing and a curse. I understand what they're going for but at the same time the extreme visuals and colors are a little jarring...a little noisy. It's fun in it's own way, though.
I'd definitely go for breakfast here again.
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Submitted Friday, January 23, 2009 - 6:33pm [Dine in]
Or maybe that's the problem.
The products themselves -- the cupcakes -- are beautifully decorated and absolutely charming in their presentation however the actual taste is just average. They DO taste like any ol' cake mix you can pick up from your local grocers; I'd be genuinely surprised if they are indeed made from scratch. The cake portion on the cupcakes varies in quality and I wonder how long the product actually keeps. It's not bad but it's not what you'd expect from a place that offers expensive cakes and wedding cake consultations.
And yeah, like others here, I find the icing is much too thick and much too sweet.
The staff are not friendly people; it seems a chore to serve you...or maybe that's them trying to give the place that upscale snobbery.
For the price it's okay...we get them for work quite often and they don't break the budget.
The pink decor is pretty cute -- it seems to go instep with the presentation of their goods but it's not really a place where you stay to drink in the ambiance; you go, you get your treat, you leave. It might be charming if they played up a parlor-type thing but the place is kinda busy at times and cramped enough as is. It's a bakery, not a restaurant.
Decent enough cakes, bad service...just okay.
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Submitted Sunday, January 11, 2009 - 2:14pm [Dine in]
We order for take-out from this place quite frequently and I always have to go fetch. I've never actually sat down to have a meal here and we only really order breakfasts aside from the odd soup & sandwich combos.
The service is always very good and I find that the counter crew is very receptive as soon as you walk in the door. There's always a smile and a greeting even if they can't get to you right away. The acknowledgement is appreciated.
The lentil soup that they regularly have available is quite good and every time I've had a sandwich it's been decent.
Where the Edge falls short, in my opinion, is in their breakfasts. They offer a different eggs benedict and omelette special on different days and while these specials usually sound pretty good they're consistently inconsistent in quality when you actually get them.
The potatoes are usually a little overdone or just warmed from being cooked previously -- one time they were the deep-fried pre-cut sort. It was a real surprise considering how they push their "gourmet" offerings. The add-ons like bacon or toast range from perfect to soggy...and lately it's been the latter.
It's okay -- but just okay.
I'd lean towards their sandwiches and baked goods because I've never had a bad experience with them but the breakfast is all over the place to the point where I find myself re-considering.
I'll be the first to admit that take-out can sometimes take a thrashing in the box but I'm usually prompt about picking it up and it doesn't have far to go.
Very hit and miss with the breakfasts...I would wonder about trying their other offerings from the kitchen with that kind of inconsistency.
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Submitted Sunday, December 7, 2008 - 5:05pm [Dine in]
I must admit foremost that I am a soup nut and when Vancouver's weather starts to take a turn for the wet, cold and dreary I find soup as my ultimate comfort food.
I've walked by this place many times on my way to work and finally decided to give it a whirl on one of my lunch breaks. The menus are simple and among a great selection of soups there are also a few stews available as well as a perogy plate and a variety of sandwiches available on many different breads.
I've been back a few times for their Irish stew but I also appreciate the soup and sandwich combinations. The sandwiches are prepared fresh and the baskets used as serving platters are always littered with little details to compliment your meal -- be it a slice of pickle, a cream-puff with some craisins or a little cup of fruit salad. Available on the tables are a selection of imported gourmet salts and pepper and the cooler is usually stocked with a couple different drinks and, if you fancy, hard-boiled eggs.
Every time I've gone I've been greeted warmly by the staff and while it's an order-then-sit style cafe I find the table service surprisingly alert and attentive.
It's a charming spot with charming people; I've been lucky enough to dodge the local lunch rush when I go and have never had a problem grabbing a seat -- although there are only a few small tables so I could imagine it being cramped during a busy period.
It's the perfect little lunch spot and I know they've won me as a customer.
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