Libby's is a funky, cozy cafe across from Trout Lake Park. Serving breakfast all day long and from scratch soups, sandwichs, salads and baked goods. Libby's also offers free high speed wireless internet connection to all customers.
Since I was heading to Trout Lake for a little capering, I decided to take my spouse to Libby's for a tasty panini. I've seen the restaurant on my way to other places and it always seemed full of happy diners.
I had the tuna cheese panini with the garlic potato soup, and Mrs. Chasiubow had the baked croissant with ham, cheese and scrambled egg. Everything was well made, and the soup was really outstanding. They have a diverse array of coffees and teas, but we had ‘regular’ coffee and orange pekoe tea. The coffee was better than average, and the tea was about what you would expect. The prices are a little more than on the Drive, but still reasonable.
The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and the place was clean and comfortable. We sat on the patio, which was quiet and not too breezy. The restaurant is a nice place, and lots of the locals seem to eat there. Plus it is close to the park. Recommended!
Before heading over to the Farmer's Market this weekend, my bf and I went to Libby's to grab a quick breakfast. I remembered reading some good reviews on this site so I hoped for the best.
We walked in and only 2 other patrons were inside along with 2 in the patio. I ordered a coffee and Libby's english muffin and bf ordered a ham and cheese croissant. I got my coffee right away and proceeded over to the sugar counter. I absolutely adored the antique stove they used as the unit and also little things like olden-day glass milk containers (for milk and cream) in a bucket with ice. Very charming.
We sat outside to enjoy the sunshine in the patio. Our food came very shortly after. My Libby's was tasty, but my microwaved eggs was still a little too raw for my liking. The yogurt that came with it was a nice healthy side.
Unfortunately, my bf's croissant was nothing but disappointing. a small croissant with ONE each paper-thin slice of ham and cheese and tomato. Really, you could barely see the ham. It was quite expensive for what he got.
Service was good - both were very friendly.
I'm torn with my decision - on one hand a place like this in a residential area must have a hard time making $, but to charge $6 for something costing them less than 1/3 that, is not nice.
As I take my dog to Trout Lake often I frequently will stop by Libby's for a bite to eat. I've tried many of the menu items and have enjoyed most of them. Libby's has recently changed hands and I found the new owner to be very nice and open to comments. The food had not been altered at all at that time (it was only a day or two after the switch) and I was assured it would not change a great deal. I haven't been back yet but likely will be soon.
I went to Libby's for brunch on a Saturday morning. It's nice and quiet. The ambiance is calm, perfect for a relaxing Saturday morning. The food is good, but the portion is too small. A breakfast meal doesn't fill up that much, and doesn't last until dinner. The brunch choices are limited too. Overall, it's a great place in the neighbourhood. It would be even better if there can be more choices, or even having the option to add a small soup/salad with the breakfast
Hidden close to John Hendry Park, this little place satisfies all that enter the door. Their Paninis are the best in town and their coffees are to die for (seriously). My boyfriend and I always enjoy our breakfasts at this cozy place. The atmosphere is 'home like' and the staff is extremely friendly. Space is limited but definitely try it out!
I went to libby's recently for brunch and I left with mixed feelings. The food was good (I got the panini and soup) and my husband got the scrambled eggs. The homemade toast is really nice but the eggs were ho-hum.
My main concern was the service. The young girl who served us was really friendly and welcoming but the owner (?) was rude to the employees and the one of the other customers. It made me feel uncomfortable and ruined our relaxing brunch. It's not cheap and I doubt I'll be back.