Cool Moose Cafe

One of the most exciting things about my new neighborhood is the plethora of local eateries. Slowly but surely, I fully intended on trying them all one by one & posting about them.

One of my first new discoveries is Cool Moose Cafe.

Situated near the corner of Park & King (opposite corner of Pele’s Wood Fire) this quaint coffeehouse & deli promises “Amazing Food, Wonderful Coffee, Great People” with the chalkboard outside.

I started out with a latte while I looked over the menu.

I’m not sure if it’s because it was made with 1% milk (they don’t have skim) or what, but it was by far the best latte I’ve had since I was in Paris. Creamy, smooth & not at all bitter… I loved it. & the price was right… None of this $5 for a latte Starbucks crap. Cool Moose’s lattes range from $2-3 depending on size.

The menu offers a variety of salads & sandwiches with a couple of soup offerings for that day. Immediately, the Black Forest Ham & Brie sandwich jumped off the menu at me.

That day, one of the soups was Chicken Noodle with mushroom & Megan ordered a cup:

After debating my options, I went with my initial instinct – the Black Forest Ham & Brie Sandwich (I can’t say no to brie. It’s an illness):

& yes, with sweet potato fries. Dusted in cinnamon sugar. I can’t say no to those either.

The ham was sweet & not to salt, & the brie was perfectly creamy. The combination of the ham, cheese, crusty bread & the cinnamon sugar on the fries reminded me somewhat of a Monte Cristo – without all the deep-fried guilt.  

& of course, we ended the meal with a cookie:

Foodwise, the entire meal with excellent & I can’t wait to try one of their huge salads. But next time, I won’t go on a lunch hour from work. Although they weren’t nearly at capacity, the service was slow & what should have been a quick lunch took well over an hour. As a former server & bartender, I appreciate good service. & Cool Moose’s service is severely lacking.

 
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3 thoughts on “Cool Moose Cafe

  1. You have to try the egg, cheese and APPLE CHUTNEY (sounds weird, but is so tasty) on croissant. Seriously best thing ever and it’s like $4. I love their blueberry coffee too. It’s so quirky in there, great little neighborhood spot.

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