Surrey’s Cafe and Juice Bar

Name of Restaurant: Surrey’s Cafe and Juice Bar
Location: 1418 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70130

Cuisine: Breakfast and Brunch, Juices and Smoothies,
Date: 11/27/2010
Time: 12:45 pm

What we ordered:
1. Freshly squeezed orange juice
2. Roasted Veggie PoBoy
3. Greek Frittata
4. Turkey and Eggs Benedict
5. Pain Perdu

We paid:
Some $47 for a meal for three, excluding the tip

Rating:
1. Ambience: 8/10
2. Service: 8/10
3. Food: 8.5/10

Notes:
1. Thirty minutes waiting time.
2. Cash only
3. As far as the ambience goes, 10/10 for the Goa feel. Points off because it’s too cramped. What is interesting is the placement of the sauces/salt and pepper. Here’s a picture.

Also, I love their tables: very basic wooden tables with mosaic-ed tops. The mosaics are unique. The table we sat at had little concave mirrors all over it.

There was another table that had pictures of vintage cars. Yet another table had a mish-mash of maps. One more had picture postcards from around the world.
4. Z’s Veggie PoBoy was simple sandwich served in a hoagie roll: veggies, goat cheese and pesto. It was servd with a really yum salad: sweet potatoes, brown mustard, onions. The salad reminded me of a classic nineties favourite my aunt used to make.

5. G hates that I think he’s “uncreative” when he orders food. He ordered Eggs Benedict, with some turkey. It looked awesome. He said it tasted great. That is all I have to say on the matter. He knows what I’m talking about. 😛

6. The Greek Frittata was an omlette with spinach, ham and feta cheese. The description didn’t say what exactly it was going to be. It simply stated that the dish contained spinach, cheese, ham and eggs. SOunded edible to me. And it turned out pretty good, I’d say.

5. Both the egg dishes were served with our choice of biscuit or toast. I’ll be fair. I’ve had better biscuit before.
6. Pain Perdu is French toast, uber fluffy and dusted with sugar and cinnamon. Z had multiple orgasms while he ate it. He also stole the last piece.

7. We had only $65 of cash on us. We were running late for the swamp tour. We didn’t want to waste time withdrawing cash some place. So yes, we ensured the check, gratuity inclusive, was under $65. We needed to get this right. We did. We missed the swamp tour though. 🙂

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