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  • Restaurants
    by bpwarne
  • Restaurants
    by bpwarne
  • Kung Pao Veggie, $6.50   !!WOW!!
    Kung Pao Veggie, $6.50 !!WOW!!
    by bpwarne

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    by bpwarne Updated Feb 15, 2008

    Perhaps we were expecting too much. We had heard in advance of Heather Perry's 1st place showing at the 2007 SCAA Barrista Championships, her second win in 4 years. We were also aware that she had placed 2nd in Tokyo at the 2007 World Barrista Championships, the highest showing ever for an American or a female. We were also aware that a Coffee Klatch Espresso blend had taken top honors, being named 'World's Best' at the same championships and were looking forward to purchasing a bag to try at home.
    Heather Perry was not present, we had read it was rare for her to be behind the counter and so this was not a disappointment. We ordered two 'traditional' cappuccinos, one single shot and one double shot. They were served in Amalfi style Cappuccino cups, probably about to be 150ml in size. Foam was fairly tight, with a decent attempt at artwork . Caps were ok, not great, but certainly acceptable. There was a slight bitter taste to them.

    This coffee shop has very little character, which we suspected from reviews we had read. The biggest problem for us was the rock music being played. A little too heavy for our tastes. It appears this place caters to a very young clientele, at least on late Sunday afternoons. Free wireless internet available.

    As for the "World's Best Blend", the most recently roasted bag we could buy was roasted 4 days prior to our visit. This meant it was 9 days old by the time we arrived home and had a chance to try it. Roast level appears to be about a full city plus. Plenty of crema, even after nine days, makes a very good cappaccino.

    Pricey award winning roasted blend
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    by bpwarne Written Feb 2, 2008

    This restaurant is a bit unusual for a few reasons. Number one, they have their own farm where most of the vegetables are grown. Second, you order at the front counter from a large display case containing pictures and description of the 28 offered dishes. Included in all main dish descriptions is the total fat, fiber, protein, and calories. All Main Dishes come with two Side Salads, Brown or White Rice, and Soup. Third, all dishes are served in a large wooden boat shaped tray, a rather unique presentation. Prices range from $6.50 - $9.00, including tax, an incredible value for the enormous amount of food served.

    Favorite Dish: Kung Pao Veggie. This dish is organic and vegan and consists of Celery, cauliflower, zucchini, carrots, mushrooms, red peppers, and bell peppers w/peanuts and spicy sauce. With soup, two side salads and rice. All for $6.50. An unbelievable value!

    Kung Pao Veggie, $6.50   !!WOW!!
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