Wednesday, June 23, 2010

House of Anvers Cafe and Coffee Shop

Another post from my north-west road trip with my mum. We stopped at the House of Anvers Cafe and Coffee Shop for a late-afternoon snack.

The service was a comedy of errors, though!
  • After being asked what we wanted to order a couple of minutes after sitting down, we requested an extra minute. After no-one came to take our order in the next 10 minutes, we had to go and ask for service.
  • Our food came out very quickly but we weren't given any cutlery or napkins. Again after trying to catch someone's eye for 5 minutes, I went and asked. We were then given one napkin and one set of cutlery to share between the two of us.
  • One of our dishes was supposed to come with baguettes, but this was forgotten, and I had to go and ask... again.
  • The hot chocolate finally came out once we'd finished eating, and was a large size instead of the smaller size ordered (not such a bad thing!).
We weren't too worried though, just quietly amused by the situation. Our waitress was young, and the other waitress (and manager?) on duty seemed to be much more competent.

Duck and Pistachio Terrine: A delicious pressed terrine of duck meat and lean pork with pistachios and orange liquor complimented with cherry chutney and served with freshly baked mini baguettes ($10.50). This was ok, but not as good as I was hoping. The meat was quite processed and tasted more like pork than duck, so it kind of reminded me of luncheon meat. The chutney was delicious.


The baguette...


Cranberry and Turkey Cafe Sandwich: Turkey breast slices with cranberry sauce, camembert cheese, tomato and sliced red onion on white sliced pipe loaf ($10). This was delicious.


Cinnamon hot chocolate:



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