Cake Café (#289, 2/4/14) – 59
Seems to me that eating lunch at a cake café is a good idea, so I dropped in at the Cake Café in the Marigny/Bywater area. Their specialty is bakery items, such as cupcakes. But they also serve breakfast and sandwiches.
I opted for an omelet with sausage, cheddar and peppers and it was outstanding. A nice spicy Andouille sausage. Very good stuff. The eggs were perfectly done as well. Usually don’t think omelets taste much different, but this one was high-end for sure – and not too pricey. The sandwiches also looked large and tasty. Also, with the purchase of any meal, you can buy a cupcake for $1. I went with red velvet. It was pretty good, but maybe a bit too much icing. We also tried a piece of king cake – Nola.com has been running stories on places with different king cakes. This one had a goat cheese and apple king cake; it wasn’t very good. But overall, seems like a solid place food-wise; I’ll give it a 30 out of 50 for food.
The atmosphere was definitely “Bywater.” A very basic building with no frills, but comfortable with plenty of street parking nearby. I’ll give it an 18 out of 30 for atmosphere.
The service was decent as well. Only weird thing was when I ordered my omelet and asked if I could choose my own ingredients, the woman said “We’re kind of an off-the-menu place.” So I said, no problem, I can order something from the menu, but she gave me an exasperated look and said, “We can probably do it.” Weird. The food came out pretty quickly, so all decent there. I’ll give it an 11 out of 20 for service.
Final score = 59.