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Jan 22, 2007 05:51 PM

Vivetha Bistro, Cafe Vert

Anyone been to Vivetha Bistro for brunch? Any comments? A friend wants to go there on Sunday. Just curious. Also, I read some interesting things about Cafe Vert recently. Anyone have any experience with their food?

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  1. I've been to ViVetha for brunch. I wasn't blown away, but I was definitely not disappointed, and would happily return. Good eggs benny for a good price. My mum had scrambled eggs with lox, also quite good, and great value as well.

    1. Cafe Vert has really good food. Note that it's tiny and not well organized, so peak weekend brunch times can be dicey. (That seems to be the case with most places in this area.)

        1. re: FlavoursGal

          North side of Queen, a bit west of Carlaw.

        2. Went to ViVetha Bistro this morning, so thought I would report back.
          I thought overall it was good and I would go back. Very good service. I hade the ViVetha Breakfast which is 3 eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, homefries and fruit. I gave the sausage to my friend, the eggs came over-easy as requested (a bit room temp rather than hot), the homefries were decent, bacon crisp the way I like it, decent fruit, whole wheat toast was fresh and came without the butter as requested (sometimes they forget). The coffee was hot and the restaurant itself is cute and clean. My friend had potato pancakes and cleaned her plate (came with an apple compote and bacon and sausage).
          It was good, not crazy good, but for $6 for my hearty meal and nice service, I would definitely go back.

          1. I had lunch with a friend today at Cafe Vert, the first time there for both of us. The food was excellent, the service friendly and efficient.

            We each had a cup of soup - my friend, an Asian-spiced cabbage soup and I, a coconut carrot puree. Both were very good, although I was happy that I had ordered the latter. For mains, my friend had the classic veggie quesadilla and I had the blue cornmeal/spelt crusted goat cheese and vegetable tart. The quesadilla was very good, the tart excellent. Both were accompanied by nicely dressed garden salads and delicious baked sweet potato "fries."

            We were very impressed by this sweet, charming restaurant (which I understand was recently spruced up), and will definitely return.

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            1. re: FlavoursGal

              Hi FG, I had a great time at Cafe Vert about a month ago as well. Did you have coffee? I loved the hint of cardamom they added to it.

              1. re: pescatarian

                No, I had a lovely Assam tea. I love coffee with cardamom - in Israel, the Turkish coffee is often flavoured with cardamom (called "hell" in Hebrew).

                1. re: FlavoursGal

                  Interesting. btw, when I was there, I was told that, in relation to the renovations, they were renovating the upstairs for more space and that there would be a private room available upstairs soon. Don't know if she was there when you were there, but our waitress used to work at Pulp Kitchen. I recognized her from there and she is a good waitress. Enjoyed chatting with her.

                2. re: pescatarian

                  Yes, the cardamom-flavoured coffee at Cafe Vert is delicious (and I am NOT a fan of flavoured coffee at all). It's a very small, attentive cafe with unique dishes. Lots of pride of ownership.