Back in 2011, I blogged about this little Kensington gem. Although I went back several times, I always forgot to take pictures! This time, I managed to remember and snapped two shots of our food: the roasted chicken clubhouse ($12) and the brownie.
I confess to being biased toward fancy-casual restaurants (and, in an ideal world, fancy and inexpensive!). You know, the type of restaurant that looks good inside-out, where customers don’t show up in their sweatpants (but don’t over dress either), and where you can enjoy tasty bites (while not stuffing yourself). And, I like trattorias: Italian food, yet more than just pasta.
This little cafe in Sunnyside/ Kensington (940-2nd Ave NW) is definitely a neighbourhood favourite. As you come in, you can see the big menu on the wall, just above the barista. There are quite a few interesting dishes to choose from: breakfast options based on eggs or french toast, lunch options such as soups and salads, and a variety of desserts that please not only the palate, but also the eye.