Wow. Upon glancing into this small, candle lit restaurant, i was led in by the welcoming atmosphere. On a typical rainy Vancouver evening, it was like a warming balm rubbed gently to the soul.
We were welcomed into an almost empty place, but jeez what it lacked in people it more than made up for in general atmosphere (cosy cosy cosy ; in a laid back Mediterranean vibe) and the FOOD....
SO GOOD!! Seriously. I got a cream of mushroom soup , you could tell it was home-made (i asked) it was rich creamy and very tasty. Then ; the roast vegtable fillo The fil.lo was actually very light (appearances are deceptive) this came with a tiny lovely little side salad and mouth wateringly tasty roasted potatoes and yams, all diced up.
Desert was a revelation ; mixed berries, with little chunks of chocolate warmed and wrapped in fillo pastry, served with cream, anyone? No? All for me then..
We came down for breakfast 2 days after our meal. In contrast to the
previous outing, the cafe was throbbing with people.. i can guess why, after tasting the most freshest portion of fruit parfait for my uber healthy breakfast.
The poached eggs benedict seemed to be ordered at a flying rate, so we ordered one to share. A spinach and wild mushroom eggs benny.WOW is all i can say. The eggs were perfect, soft and fluffy, the sauce on top (not hollandaise) was the best thing about the dish, the waitress couldnt divulge the secret ingredient but it is 100% home-made. kind of garlicky? and oh so good.
I'm certainly going back to taste this breakfast (and a few other things i had my eye on in the menu..) again, and i can definatly advise the next foodie to also.
A quick note ; the prices are ridiculously low! the eggs were 7 dollars, they were worth double, especially when u compare this standard of food to places lie Joe's grill, also on denman. It visibly pales in comparioson... So GO EAT!