My husband and I were excited to check out Stella's on Cambie, as it seems to have been bustling for it's first week of service. We were hoping to try their brunch menu, but by the time we arrived around 12:30PM, they were only serving lunch.
I had the roasted tomato basil soup. It was chunky, with fresh tomato and basil flavours with fresh cream on top. It was good, but definitely not the best I've had. I also had the Madrid Mussels. They have fresh plum tomatoes and chorizo sausage. The mussels were good, but REALLLLLY salty. I couldn't eat the whole thing because the salt was just overwhelming. We told the waitress we didn't want fries, but she brought them anyway. they were also ok, but just made things more salty.
My husband had the mac n cheese with panko bread crumbs. The mac n cheese was creamy and tasty, but again, nothing to write home about. It came with a side salad that was tossed with a realllllly salty salad dressing.
The place was a little bit dark inside for lunch time. Had more of a pub feel.
In general, the food was good, but not memorable. And it was way tooooo salty for me. I think next time I go back, it will be for tapas and a drink in the evening, or for brunch first thing in the morning.