A Stroll to Saucers


There are very few times that we celebrate Halloween without snow and if the ground is bare it is typically a grey and chilly time.  Yesterday though it was still warm enough to get us out the door for an after work stroll.  The trees are bare but the grass is still green and lots of neighbours out enjoying the time as well. 

D has wanted me to try the many varieties of loose tea that are not being served at Saucers and so we ended up stopping in.  We choose a Rooibos called “The Academy Road” and a white tea which was a delicious blend of lemon and basil.    They are served from these neat little individual pots so that you can watch the steeping process take place and then have the tea effortlessly stream down into the pot (a far cry from most restaurant tea pots where I almost always splash, drip or spill).

I sampled the Chicken Thai Salad and loved the combination of noodles and crispy greens.  Two things made it exceptional-the whole peanut topping and what we were guessing was a homemade peanut dressing.

D enjoys their homemade soups and was delighted as usual with his potato and bacon choice.  He also ordered the Bruschetta which was topped with grilled vegetables, provolone cheese and a drizzle of balsamic.  Perfect ingredients to celebrate the local harvest.

We noticed a couple of families having a quick dinner together and a larger group of girls celebrating a birthday.  River Heights is very fortunate to have a number of restaurants within walking distance and Saucers epitomizes what a neighbourhood cafe is all about. 

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Kath’s quote:  “The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes

Let love be multiplied.

3 Comments to

“A Stroll to Saucers”

  1. Avatar November 2nd, 2010 at 9:29 am TheGalleryGal Says:

    Great post! I love Saucers and get lunch there at least once a month. I LOVE the Thai chicken salad and you must also try the Thai peanut wrap if you love the peanut sauce. I have one of those Brewts at home and at the gallery and they are fantastic. They along with the variety of delicious loose leaf teas actually come from Cornelia Bean on the east end of Academy Road. I lovethe Academy Road blend and the Manitoba roibos. They have over 100 varieties over at Cornelia Bean. I

  2. Avatar November 2nd, 2010 at 10:40 am kath Says:

    Hey Gallery Gal,
    Saucers would be a hop, skip and a jump for you, wouldn’t it? I had heard that the tea was from Cornelia Bean-another River Heights gem.

  3. Avatar November 2nd, 2010 at 11:04 pm A.P. Says:

    Just had their Rooibos sage and lemongrass tea. Outstanding!

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