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Batard Boulangerie and Cafe Moderne

Batard Boulangerie and Cafe Moderne Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoA cafe with a ‘French’ charm. It ‘sectioned’ into three sections. The first area by the entrance is a little shop with organic goods and a take out deli. The next is the cashier, ordering station. There were a couple of muffins. The beverage menu is on a letter-sized paper by the cashier.

The staff were very friendly, and patient as we wandered around and looked at the menu board like lost children. It wasn’t that we couldn’t read, it was that one of us wanted to get pizza, while the two of us were ok in trying out this place. We couldn’t decide for while, but since the two of us didn’t want pizza, majority wins :) idearabbit_batard1

idearabbit_batard3 idearabbit_batard2I ordered the French Beef Dip $9.95. There were a couple of big loafs of bread on the back shelf, but only a few muffins on the counter. idearabbit_batard6

After we ordered, we moved onto the third section – the seating area with artwork on the wall with nice booth seats. Although the food was brought to our table, water and cutlery was self serve.

I know everyone loves French bread, but I’m not a super fan of hard crusted bread. Although I usually like hard food to chew on, like beef jerky, trying to eat a sandwich where it’s a bit hard to chew off gets a bit messy. However, the bread and beef went really well with the Au Jus. The small salad on the side was fresh and tasty.

idearabbit_batard4 idearabbit_batard5My friend who originally wanted the pizza ordered the OceanWise Shrimp Sandwich $9.95 and latte.

Clean up is again self-serve, or rather, self-cleanup into the gray bins. Very nice staff, charming interior and good food.

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Tractor in Kitsilano

Tractor Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoI had heard that this place was really good – especially if you’re into ‘healthy’ foods, so I thought I would go and check it out on a Saturday lunch.

The place was packed with a small line up. Since it was the first time, I was looking around wandering how the process went. The place is slick, modern and higher-end feel. I like their branding. The logo and wordmark goes really well together.

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It was nice to see a ‘sample’ of what the sandwiches looked like. It helped with the decision process. I went with the Half Tuna Melt $5 and a side of Lemon Kale Salad $3.25 with kale, radicchio, borlotti beans, toasted pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, asiago cheese, topped with creamy lemon dressing.

idearabbit_tractor4While I waited for my to-go order, I sipped on some water from the condiments/cutlery station which was setup really nicely. Even though it looked pretty stocked, a staff came by and filled it up even more. They also grilled the chicken (if you ordered any) in front of you as you waited – gets your mouth watering for sure!

idearabbit_tractor5 I had read about the small portions, but I still wasn’t prepared to see how small they were – especially for the price. I found the salad pretty bland, compared to the Kale Slaw salad that I normally have for lunch from Heirloom nearby. I wouldn’t say it’s bad per say. I like eating healthy, and the less condiments, the better, especially for salads. However, I wouldn’t pay $3.25 for it.  idearabbit_tractor6

The tuna melt on the other hand was pretty good. The bread was nicely toasted and crispy. The tuna was flavourful. Overall though, it was a bit greasy. Above, I took a photo of the food alongside a regular fork to show the size.

My conclusion: the food is alright, though I find it quite pricey. If you spend the same amount of money that you’d do at a sushi place across the street, you’ll be left starving quickly. I’m not a huge fan of super crowded and busy cafes/restaurants, so unless I go there during non-peak hours, I don’t think I would come sit down and dine. Also, finding a seat might be a challenge in the first place. However, the place is kept really clean and organized despite the crowd. The staff are friendly and patient.

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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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