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Loafe Cafe

Loafe Café Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoMy friend and I were attending free lectures at UBC, celebrating their centennial year. For lunch, we went to Loafe Cafe which was conveniently located in the same building as the lecture hall. It’s a modern, slick cafe with a touch of hipsterish feel from the blackboard/chalk menu.

idearabbit_loafe_ubc1 idearabbit_loafe_ubc3I had a bowl of soup $4.95 and a side order of salad $4.95 of Coconut Quinoa. I wasn’t expecting such a large portion, so my friend and I were quite surprised. The quinoa salad had a hint of sweetness from the coconut, but a refreshing zesty flavour from the squeezed lime. It was so delcious. I loved it. Felt healthy too.

idearabbit_loafe_ubc4 idearabbit_loafe_ubc6The soup was nice and hot of tomato. There weren’t much chunks of ingredients in it, but I didn’t mind. It was also good.

idearabbit_loafe_ubc8 idearabbit_loafe_ubc7My friend had the Smashed Avo Toast $7.95 with avocado, garlic oil, alfalfa sprouts, cranberry, all on top of walnut loaves. It was beautifully presented, and also looked healthy too. Though she couldn’t resist the loaf breads, and she had a slice.


Service was satisfactory. The food was great. Prices are fair. I wished we had these kinds of cafes when I went to university! (not UBC)

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Nu Nu’s Sandwich Bar

Nu Nu's Sandwich Bar & Catering Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato For lunch, I was craving sandwich, but I didn’t want to go to Subways. I wanted a good wholesome comfy-food sandwich. I decided to try out Nu nu’s.

It was a small, hole-in-the-wall shop with two staff. The Chinese woman was doing most of the work, taking orders, making food, and handling cash. She spoke with an accent and super fast and not clear, so I had to listen carefully. At one point when she was talking about the panini, I didn’t really know what she was talking about. When she later on said the same thing to the next customer, I figured she said something like the paninis are already made on the side. I saw them afterwards and they looked pretty good, though the late summer sun rays were beaming on them…

The Chinese woman never smiled or was friendly in anyway, which was a turnoff. She wont give you your receipt, so if you need it, you’ll have to ask for it. I had gotten use to seeing Subway staff always make the sandwiches with gloves. This woman was handling cash and then making my sandwich with her bare hands. I didn’t catch her washing nor wiping her hands or anything…

idearabbit-nunus1 idearabbit-nunus2 idearabbit-nunus3I ordered the Ham and Cheese $6.75 (old price – has gone up, I paid $7.75 with taxes) The sandwich was really good. My boss said “Woo, that looks really good. Where’d you get that?” It tasted healthy, fresh and the light honey mustard gave just enough punch, but still not drown the natural flavours of the veggies.

The brochure is light, fun and energetic. The cartoon illustration of the Chinese lady is happy on the cover, but that’s not what you’ll get in reality.

Good sandwich! Mediocre service.

Second Time

Again, slow and mediocre service.

This time, I tried the grilled Turkey and Avocado Panini which was too small for price (around $8.50). The taste was simple and good though…


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Subway on Broadway and Fir

Click to add a blog post for Subway on ZomatoSo we were at the International Night Market and Subway had a stand there giving out free coupons. Ok, so not completely free as you had to spin the wheel and do some sort of exercise. I had to do 10 jumping jacks for a free salad. No complaints :)

I went to get my free salad for my lunch. None of the staff knew about the promotion. (this was not surprising since the other 2 Subways did not accept the voucher or know about it either). The supervisor on site asked where I had got it. After the salad was made, he was trying to make the salad ‘free’ in the POS system. But since he couldn’t, and the lineup was getting longer and longer behind me, he told me to pay now, and come back the next day when the manager returns, in which then he would be able to give me a full refund.


I had felt bad on taking just a free salad, so I had also ordered soup, but then I felt a bit annoyed that I had to come back. Sure, it’s free in the end, but why the heck would Subway hand out coupons that no store knew about? When I recall the days back at working in Burger King and McDonald’s, I remember our supervisors telling us of new promotions and such each time they came out. So for managers to not know what’s going on, leaves me the impression that Subway doesn’t have good communication between the headquarters and the franchisees.

idearabbit-subway_broadway_fir2 idearabbit-subway_broadway_fir4 idearabbit-subway_broadway_fir3Onto the salad itself. I asked for everything, except the hot peppers, and added chicken. The Chicken Strip Salad was $7.25. To get such a large salad for free was awesome. However, I don’t think I’d pay the full price for the quality. I think McDonald’s salads are better. The lettuces were brown, and pink-reddish on the edges – indicating they’ve been cut a day or two before and wasn’t all too fresh.

The Potato soup $2.69 was creamy and quite tasty. A bit on the salty side, but still good.

When I returned, the Chinese or Korean manager had a bit of an attitude. When I tried to explain sometimes, he would cut me saying “Just a minute, just a minute” in a bit of an arrogant way. I felt like I had brought a fraud coupon and was trying to justify for my refund.

I and Sheepie used to go to Subway all the time. The $5 foot-long sandwich deals were a steal. Unfortunately, they got rid of them, and now offer a type of foot-long sandwich for $6.50, different for each day of the week. It’s still a good deal though. However, I didn’t see this offered at this location, so I wonder if it’s only the one in downtown on Davie that does it…not sure…

I reduced the number of times of going to Subway after hearing about the materials used in yoga mats and shoes in their bread. Ok, so they’ve taken it out they say, but then what else could be in their other food?


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