I don’t get out for lunch all that often. On the weekends, that time is kept sacred for brunch-like foods, coffee and mimosas (or a properly made bloody). I was lucky enough to have a chance to stop into this little cafe on a Thursday afternoon. It’s on the corner of John Street and Mosher Street in Bolton Hill – right across the street from Mount Royal Elementary Middle School. I am not sure how I haven’t stopped in here before. And, now I am not sure how I am going to go back to brown paper bag lunches.
I headed in there craving a BLT and an unsweet tea. They do have an amazing sounding one – which they call the Bolton – with apple wood smoked bacon and heirloom tomatoes. It was one of those days that I kept reading and fell in love with everything. I was so distracted by the menu, that I had a trouble deciding; everything sounding more and more tantalizing. I ended up going with the Lafayette – on the idea that it was a little more unique. Balsamic beets, goat cheese, avocado, lettuce and a pepper mayo on toasted wheat. The rich aromatic beets went great with the fresh, creamy avocado. The pepper mayo and goat cheese added a nice contrast, but certainly didn’t overwhelm.
Despite the size of this place, their menu is extensive – sammies, burgers, salads and breakfast items. They have all sorts of coffees and teas. I have heard that they have gratifying tacos. And, you can see by the menu that the flavors change regularly. I didn’t see it and totally forgot to look until after I ordered.