Moonpennies is a cafe offering baguettes, coffee, and salads. Licensed.
I dropped into MP for some coffee with colleagues and I have to say I had a similar experience to some of the reviews below. The place looks nice enough, and the food is okay (I had 2 kinds of cookies and a decent mocha), but the server was rude and she obviously did not want to be there. I was quite surprised since the place caters to Vancouver visitors. I won't be back considering there are coffee shops on 3 of the 4 corners at that intersection.
Come on guys, get your act together!
I decided to try this place for breakfast and thought the food was good. Casual place as you walk to the counter to order and once you paid, the food is brought to you. I think with the casual approach, semi friendly staff, caters more to the the tourist staying at the hotel near them.
With so many places to eat, It will be awhile before I try it again.
Sandwiches stand out by using using gourmet ingredients not typically found at (boring) cafes. Light and didn't feel greasy at all. I had a Wild Smoked Salmon baguette w/ Dill Pickle Cream Cheese. Yum!
Bad thing - few bread choices. No multigrain baguettes, they only had whole wheat.
Price was good. $4.25 for 1/2 Baguette - even cheaper or competitive with Quizno's!
I came in not knowing what to expect, but nothing disappointed me. I had the sandwich with chicken, lettuce and tomatos, and it was delicious. My recommendation is the multigrain bread, it tastes very fresh and delicious! For dessert we shared a rocky road bar (chocolate fudge with marshmallows). The service was average, one waitress is a lot more pleasant than the other. Overall, I definitely recommend this place for lunch, whether you're solo or with company. I was full and satisfied by the time we were done!
Went to Moonpennies upon reading Ting's review but was less than I expected. I went with a male coworker and paid $22 for the two of us but I have been to better cafes. I also had the smoke salmon full sandwich but left a bit unsatisfied. The sandwich was not enough for me and lacked ingredients to the point where I felt like i was only eating bread. I won't go back.
I have frequented Moonpennies on several luncheons over the past 6 months and have often questioned the cost vs. benefit of dining at this establishment. On the one hand I receive reasonably ample portions of adequate to good food, but you pay a premium on what you receive. On the other, I tend to have to deal with a bustling cafeteria style venue, thats drawbacks are constanly exaserbated by a staff stressed by a manager who is obviously unhappy with his chosen vocation. If casue ever warrants a complaint I suggest talking to the wall... You'll receive better results.