I'd heard of Cafe Brenda for years. It sounded fairly fancy & expensive, so my sweetie & I went there for a birthday meal.
That was a mistake. There was so little suitable for vegans on the menu in the first place. Some local review had raved about the mock duck tacos, so we tried them. They were absolutely dull & too salty. Both of us are keen cooks, so I agreed with his review: "This tastes like something that one of us threw together when the fridge was almost empty." An appetizer plate of hummus & such was also less interesting than we could have tossed together.
The food, atmosphere, and service were bland, bland, bland. Maybe the local papers' reviewers that have called this a good vegetarian restaurant aren't vegan and don't cook much. If I weren't so fond of cooking, maybe I would have been more impressed.
We were, however, impressed by the prices. The bill was much higher than for places around town with far better food & atmosphere, including Udupi Cafe, and Big Bowl.