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The Village Cafe
The Village Cafe
The Village Cafe
The Village Cafe
The Village Cafe
The Village Cafe
The Village Cafe
Weekend Brunch at The Village Cafe
The Village Cafe
The Village Cafe
Weekend Brunch at The Village Cafe
Weekend Brunch at The Village Cafe
Foods from The Village Cafe
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2011 May 7
Was a bit curious about this place so thought we would give it a try for dinner since the breakfast pics look so good. Not a giant selection of beer but Beau's was on tap. The specials for the evening were mostly seafood but the sweet potato soup with orange sounded good. It was ok. My main was one of their more popular dishes Linguine Toscana,Proscuitto with sun-dried tomatoes,mushrooms,garlic infused olive oil. The main flavor from this dish was the garlic but kinda lacked any other flavors. I didn't notice the sun dried tomatoes but there were cut grape tomatoes and kalamata olives present. The dish could have used a bit more seasoning with some Parmigiano-Reggiano to jazz it up a bit. Large portion and some fresh bread sticks were nice. Was really in the mood for some ice cream but I was out of luck on that front. My wife said the scallops were really good. Ok meal not sure if we will be back.

2011 Mar 20
And my eggs "benedict" with smoked salmon. Dee-lish! I'm moving to Westboro so we will be back more often, to be sure.

2011 Mar 20
Mom's bacon+eggs. Fresh Foodie, I think you would like it here...

2011 Mar 20
BF's sandwich :) Everything comes with a pretty fruit salad, which is very much appreciated.

2011 Mar 20
Stopped by the Village Cafe for brunch a couple of weekends ago. I really love this place. It's always perfect! Here is my stepdad's sandwich.

2010 Sep 23
Ok, I saved the best for last so it would appear first on the page :) I LOVE this place. I don't know what it is, but I am a big craver of salmon on salad, and no one has been able to meet my expectations UNTIL NOW.

This was exactly what I dream of when I crave salmon salad. I could eat it for dinner every night. Nice, generous chunk of salmon cooked and seasoned to perfection. Gorgeous green salad with lots of veggies and a light fresh dressing to compliment the richness of the salmon.

Food, service, ambience, wine was all perfect and I remember being pleasantly surprised by the number on the bill, too. Will definitely return.

2010 Sep 23
BF's...um...ribs? This looked and tasted amazing. Lots of people were getting this.

2010 Sep 23
Cousin's pasta - maybe seafood with a tomato cream sauce? It was at the beginning of August so I don't really remember.

She said it was lovely and quite rich (she couldn't finish it after our week of heavy eating).

2010 Aug 29
I had eaten at the Village Cafe for a late a couple of months ago during Westfest. After finishing off quite a few beers that night, I didn't consider my first impression of the place to be all that dependable. All I could say for sure is that I thought the restaurant was cute.

We went out for Sunday brunch, which is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday. I thought their brunch menu had the perfect amount of items on it. The only thing I did not like was that all three meals (brunch, lunch, and dinner) were all in the same menu 'booklet'. In my opinion, it's okay to keep the lunch and dinner menus together (if you must). But print a separate menu for brunch, especially if it's only being offered ONCE a week.

I ordered a spinach and bacon salad (I was in the mood for something on the 'light side') and my date ordered a plain eggs benedict. My salad was nice, basic salad with pecans, bacon and a honey mustard vinaigrette. Perfectly balanced salad.

The eggs benedict were supposedly good, except for the hollandaise sauce. I always keep in mind that my date is a bit of a 'hollandaise' snob and he'll always criticize the benedicts he eats. But he did say that he thought the sauce was from a package? Uh-oh.

All in all, I enjoyed the Village Cafe. It seems to prepare very basic foods but always has good quality standards. Will definitely go back. Maybe for lunch?

2010 Feb 22
i have been itchin' for a good healthy serving sandwich place. i'll definitely check out the village cafe.

thanks for posting pics, keep it up! i grow tired of being one of the few taking, posting and shortly after seeing my pics (and often my silly writing) stolen from my OF posts and featured on other blogs and twit accounts by other foodies as if it was their own!!

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2010 Mar 28
Finally got to try the weekend brunch here and was sadly disappointed. It was certainly no where near as amazing as their lunch was (see my other post).
I had the eggs benedict with no bacon or smoked salmon, and asked for provolone cheese instead. I got cheddar cheese, which wasn't that huge of a deal, but I was pretty sad about the lack of everything on my plate. I got about 6 pieces of cold potato, and the fruit salad was also about 6 pieces of melon over a small amount of greens. The dressing over top of it all was quite good though.
I mean, everything was good enough, but at 13 dollars a plate it should stand out, and I shouldn't be leaving still hungry.
That being said, I will still go back for their lunch (dream about that goat cheese salad), but I'll skip the brunch.

2008 Mar 3
Went with a group of 8 people for Sunday brunch. We had actually intended to go to Baker Street Cafe, but it was full. Service was generally good with one or two minor exceptions for small things that were forgotten (cream for coffee, extra bacon). Most people ordered either the eggs benedict or the mediterranean omelette, with one person getting the pancakes.

Everyone was happy with their food, but I didn't hear anyone blown away by the flavours. I only say this because for $12 eggs benedict I would normally expect a little more than just standard eggs benny done well. For quantity, everyone but me seems to have been satisfied, but I'm a notoriously big eater so I think the general population would be happy with what they get.

All in all, a good breakfast with good service, but I'm not sure if it's worth the slightly inflated prices.

2007 Apr 4
A filled crepe.

Surprising (mild) complaint: "too much meat."

From the same diner who had the platter-o'-animal here ottawafoodies.com/vendor/620 , hence "surprising"...

2007 Apr 4
A 'mediterranean' omelette.

Top marks for a good combination of veg.

Deductions for the tiny amount of feta.

And no toast to the toast. It was so dry as to be melba, and no butter ever showed up (neither did anybody to ask until the end).

Strawberry juice was great, though -- not the bottled sugar water most places with "strawberry juice" on the menu are flogging.



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2011 Dec 10
Had a delicious chocolate layer cake here a couple of days ago. Most days, I'd order pie over cake, but this was very moist, dense but still cakey (as opposed to a molten lava style) and uber chocolatey (hmm, that's not a real word, is it?). It was also huge. I shared with a friend and it was more than enough for two. Great for a chocolate fix. Between this and my pulled pork (see sandwiches), I was ready for a nap!

2006 Sep 24
I love the food at The Village Cafe, but their desserts are hit-or-miss. Like many places, they bring in their desserts from a local baker. I've found they are generally either too sweet or too dry (or both!). One specific warning: the icing on the carrot cake we had (June 2006) is really gross, like eating crisco!




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2011 Dec 11
I had a very, very good pulled pork here a couple of days ago. In fact, I lived in the southern United States for several years and would rank this sandwich as one of the better ones I've had. Different people like different things in their pulled pork, but this, to me, had just the right balance of sweet and tang and salt and sauciness. Yum. I prefer it to the one available at Piggy Market.




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