Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The Festal Cafe

Festal Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato Casual get-together with a friend at The Festal Cafe today, during a weird limbo dead time between lunch and dinner so there were just a couple of patrons in the otherwise spacious diner of communal benches.

The food was actually surprisingly good, and not much to complain about for the price, especially considering it's downtown location.

Spicy Chicken & Waffles ($14.55) local free-range chicken breast, wild boar bacon, real maple syrup, no grain waffle bread, coleslaw, side of cassava chips
  • I would really have liked to know it was going to be a cold sandwich.
  • Not skimpy with the slab of chicken, and for all white meat chicken breast, it was actually fairly moist and tender.
  • Overall I thought this was really not that great in composition. If you deconstruct it you do find a nice slab of chicken sitting in coleslaw.
  • Those cassava chips are winners. Really good crunch to them without any oil.
Butternut Lasagna ($14.95) local grass-fed beef, butternut squash, spinach, cashew cheese, creamy coconut tomato sauce and fresh Italian herbs and spices
  • Medium slab for your money but tastes good and pretty filling. Really, really, decent offering for the price.
  • Felt more like some kind of meat loaf rather than layered lasagne But never mind that, it's tasty.
TIP: Service stations have stacks of paleo "cheat sheets" that give you a quick primer on what's allowed for the paleo diet.

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