We had lunch there, and it was not very busy for it being 1pm on a Tuesday afternoon.
I decided to have the grilled asparagus panini and french fries, and my friend had the smoked chicken capellini with a chicken and bean soup. We were also brought out a multigrain roll that was really good.
The french fries were perfectly fried, and never went limp even long after they were cold. They were seasoned with rock salt, black pepper, and herbs. They came with a serrano pepper ketchup that gave it a bit of a bite, and a honey mustard that I didn’t try. I wish more restaurants gave you more than salted fries and a bottle of heinz ketchup. It does not cost much more, and can make a big impression on their clientele. Something like that makes someone want to come back again.
The panini was also really good. The bread was cooked perfectly and the asparagus was flavorful and crisp. The big complaint from me is that the asparagus was small dice cut and fell out of the sandwich easily. If they had been left as spears or at least half spears it might have been easier to handle. Then again I did have them remove the brie and aioli and that probably would have held the asparagus in place. When the waiter took my order I thought I was getting the fries instead of the pasta salad, and was surprised to see it on my plate. It had egg in it, so I had to remove that off the plate.
My friend had the smoked chicken capellini. The dish had a perfect balance of flavors and textures although she thought the bacon was a bit of overkill on it, it really hit the spot for her and satisfied her fettuccine alfredo cravings she was having. The chicken was perfectly grilled and she finished her plate. She also got a cup of soup with her meal and it was the soup of the day which was a chicken and bean soup. It was only about half a cup of soup, which she devoured.
You could really tell the level of service here was above board. The only things that were disappointing is my fries were taken away before I was completely finished with them, and the limited amount of veggie/vegan items on the menu.
The Cafe is located at 415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
There is metered parking and a paid parking lot on the north side.
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