Cafe in between Cornwall and Second on Yew. A popular spot for breakfast / lunch with a large selection of mix 'n match bennies.
Been going to Zen for about 10 years, lately I feel it's really showing it's age. The tables seem closer than ever, the table cloths are ready for the garbage, the whole place feels worn and seedy. The washroom / service corrider is a horror, crowded , worn and not clean.
The food is still hit and miss, fruit salads are freshly cut and great! Sausages ane deep fried as are the potatoes, eggs are tasteless.
The staff are still friendly but the whole experience feels assembly line and rushed. These places can't rest on their reputations for ever, your customers deserve improvements and up keep. Most small cafes are now serving much fresher brunch fare like free range eggs, salads instead of potatoes, turkey sasauge ... you get the picture.