La Fourchette is a family operated restaurant that is located in the Fashion Exchange Building. They are open for Breakfast and Lunch.
I work in the Fashion Exchange Building and I eat at La Fouchette a couple of times a week. Zoe and Jimmy serve up homeade soup everyday, fresh baked goodies and even freshly baked bread! Everything that they serve in this restaurant is homeade, except for the Ceaser Salad dressing. My favorites are the Veggie Burger and Salad and Spinach Pie with Greek Salad. La Fourchette is worth the trip down Terminal Ave. for Lunch.
the food is so fresh and home made...the daily soup is outstanding, and the fries are fresh cut potatoes .the burgers are not frozen patties but freshly made patties out of the leanest ground beef.it is definately worth a try, and the food is very addicting!. i always look forward to visiting the fx building to go for lunch at la fourchette
I've been eating at La Fourchette at the FX building for years and years.
The food is always solid, I have never once had a meal that wasn't tasty and great value. They have fresh homemade soup everyday - the white bean is my favourite, but they are all hearty and good.
Spinach pie with tzatziki and greek salad is a filling tasty meal, the spinach pie isn't greasy, has lots of feta and nice and crispy.
The veggie burger is SO good! They have in my opinion some of the best fries I've had.
There's a reason why there is always a full restaurant of police in the mornings for breakfast, great value and good food.
The service can be slow but they are busy, staff is friendly.
The previous reviewer is slightly incorrect in thinking that both are one and the same. Apparently they're not. I asked the cashier the last time I was at the Fashion Exchange location, and they said they're different. Didn't get the details but her tone suggested I shouldn't press the matter further, so perhaps some family drama?
I've been to the Fashion X location several times with co-workers. I always end up with the Chicken burger with fries. Always fresh and hot. Sometimes it's a bit on the busy side so your food may take longer, but at least you know it's fresh.
The servers can be a bit harried, but they always have a smile on their faces.
La Fourchette is an enigma. For one, it's not an upscale French restaurant as the name might suggest, but rather a cafe owned by crazy (in a good way) Greeks. For another, if you didn't know that there was great food lurking inside, it would NEVER cross your mind to go in and find out. The restaurant is in a rundown, decrepit old Craftsman-style house that must easily date from the '20's. Seriously, the only thing missing is boards over the windows and signs of recent squat activity. Hasn't seen a paint brush since Tom Campbell was mayor. On top of that, it's located on Manitoba between 6th and 7th in a light industrial area, a most unlikely spot for an eatery.
In spite of these many obstacles, don't be late for lunch. There is always a lineup at noon, and with good reason: the food is truly fine by cafe standards. Everything is homemade. The souvlaki, sphagetti, burgers etc., are all generously portioned and very, very tasty. The desserts are fantastic. The service is..eccentric, but fun. There is limited seating inside, where the ambiance is romantic in a cramped, seedy, be-careful-not-to-touch-anything kind of way. There is also a tiny porch with a few bistro tables. Many of the locals get their food to go, and there are VPD cars outside every morning while city cops eat brekky within. Prices are in line with greasy spoons elsewhere, but the food is on a whole other level. Recommended.