Reviews written by sallie
Registered on Apr 23 03
i went here once, and i wish i could go back more often. i had (vegan) french toast here. not just the ordinary french toast. it was made out of banana bread! and it came topped with pumpkin seeds, cinnamon granola, maple syrup (not the real stuff, but good anyway), and fruit. the serving was really big, and i ate it all and left feeling quite sick. it was very yummy though, i was having fits of giggles while i was eating it. also, while you're waiting for your meal, there are jars of really delicious raspberry jam on your table.
i get all shivery just thinking about the cakes. the cakes are very delicious, with really intense frosting, and apparently they have no saturated fats in them either. if you're looking to buy their cakes though, i suggest going to the whole foods on north ave-- they sell chicago diner cakes for a dollar less than the restaurant. the cake slices are all very big, and if your'e getting a slice in the restaurant and you smile really hard, your'e bound to get an extra big slice. their zucchini muffins are also good. their entire bakery is vegan. everything on their regular menu can be made vegan (the restaurant is entirely vegetarian, and mostly vegan), except they unfortunately do not have any sort of cheese substitute. their portions are Huge. appetizers can easily turn into meals. i recommend their peanut thai tofu dish. my friend likes their reuben, but my dad doesn't. i'm fond of their smoothies. their french toast is good, but not super exciting. the waiters and waitresses are all very nice and pretty.
very lively atmosphere. open 24 hours. located in the young hipsters part of town. really good hummos and vegetables and warm pita bread, for 5 bucks or so. really big portions! not all the desserts are vegan (the ones that are aren't really that tasty either), and the cake portions are a little too small for my tastes. oh yea, the waitresses will sit at your table and try to engage in conversation with you, so be prepared.
duck-call and sheep-call friendly.
when i went here i had a peanut butter smoothie- really good- and a chocolate cupcake with vanilla frosting- really really good. but, if i recall correctly, the prices were really high. also, the regular menu (there was a formal restuarant part and an informal cafe) i don't believe had very many vegan options on it- i think i had some sort of mediocre dumpling dish. if you're in evanston you should go, but i wouldn't be making any special trips up here.
i was feeling lowly, so all i had was a biscuit. it was nice. the out of tune piano was also nice, and i spent a good bit of time staring at its keys. unfortunately the workers didn't turn down the music when i began to play, but i guess i didn't ask them. also, crayons and toys to fill up free time.