Sunday, February 28, 2010

Stella's Cafe & Bakery

I have been a fan of Stella's ever since there was only one location in Osborne Village. I lived in the area so it was often a breakfast spot for us on weekends. There was always a long line but we would chat away and it would always end up faster than we thought it would. Stella's makes a great breakfast. It is not a cheap breakfast though so if you are looking for a $3.99 breakfast special this is not the place for you. Breakfast will set you back around $10.

In the last few years I haven't been as interested in going out for breakfast. With little ones in the house it is more exciting to escape for a lunch date or a late night snack. I have visited all the locations but most recently I have been enjoying the Sherbrook location. It is a good destination to have for a walk with a friend. Stella's has a great bakery with fresh made breads of all sorts, slices, and cookies. My friend Karen and I had a late evening walk on a warm night a few weeks back and ended up at Stella's. We each had a hot drink and a sweet square and chatted until it was nearing closing time. The service was friendly and scarce when you wanted it and the slices were good!! I think it will be our regular walk place now that the evenings have been getting warmer. Why not reward yourself for a long walk with sugar and caffeine?

I am the kind of person that usually goes to a certain restaurant for a certain dish that I enjoy. I don't just end up somewhere thinking what do I want? When I head to Stella's for more than just a chai latte and a treat I do have a few choices that I tend to aim straight for. First of all their Garden Burger is a decent veggie burger. What makes it good is that it is made from scratch and they top it with a chutney and a cilantro sauce. I am a sauce girl so a really good sauce can make a veggie burger go from good to excellent. Most of their meals are served with your choice of caesar salad, house salad or soup. They make a good caesar salad but I love their soups. They are interesting, often spicy, and made from scratch.

If I am not in a veggie burger mood then I have often tried their Quiche of the Day made with sautéed vegetables, fresh cream & eggs or their Vegetarian Sandwich that is made with homemade hummus, cream cheese, fresh tomato, lettuce & cucumber. All their meals are the epitome of comfort food. When you leave you feel warm, happy, and ready for a nap. They also make GREAT treats!

They have three locations but I like the new Sherbrook location the best. It is bright, large, and open to the street. It feels like it has always been in the neighborhood. Regardless of when you choose to visit one of the three locations you will get a good meal and have a nice relaxed time.

Stella's Cafe
1895 Grant Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3N 1Z2
(204) 488-7810

Stella's Cafe & Bakery
166 Osborne Street
Winnipeg
(204) 453-8562

Stella's Cafe & Bakery
116 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg
(204) 477-5556

1 comment:

Wayne said...

I would love the recipe for the garden burger
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Thank You Wayne