The results are in. After months of scavenging and eating in our area of South Ken, these are some of my favorites.
1. Best Breakfast – Café Floris: The food is good, cheap and they are open early even on the weekends. Perfect after an early long run.
2. Best place for a quick sandwich and a great salad: Corner Café. Their salads are really good.
3. Best French Bistro: When Peter and I want a little French food and some nice French people, we head to La Bouchée. Unlike Bouchée in Bermuda, this place serves really good French food. No wonder they have been there for over 25 years.
4. Best Rôtisserie Chicken: Bute Street Rôtisserie. I know you are going to say “What? Who cares about rôtisserie chicken?” To all my fellow Canadians, we all know rôtisserie chicken is important. We don’t like fried chicken but we love our rôtisserie chicken. This place is our “Swiss Chalet” of South Ken.
5. Best Polish food: Café Daquise. We were totally taken aback by this restaurant. We went in there thinking it was a French place. WRONG!!!!! After a quick glance at the menu of pierogis, meat balls and stews, we discovered it was a Polish restaurant. Great food, friendly service. I highly recommend this place on a cold night, it will warm you up.
6. Best Chinese – Dim Sum – DIM SUM JIA: This place is awesome. Yummy Dim Sum. Every time we go, we enjoy some great Chinese food.
7. Best Italian – Pierino: This place has great pizzas, homemade pasta, etc…I go gaga for their lobster pasta special. They are also very nice and friendly. Small place, if you don’t have a reservation, you may wait a long time.
8. Best Tapas – Casa Brindisa: By far, the best tapas I have ever had. The cooks and staff are all from Spain, this place is authentic and it’s our go to place for something different. LOVE CASA BRINDISA!
Aside from all these restaurant you will find the usual chains, Thai Square, Paul, Comptoir Libanais, Muriel’s Kitchen etc….all good. The only type of food left for us to find is a good curry and a good gastro pub. The pubs around here look mainstream, we have to find a small one that has a good kitchen.