Address: 355 Cook St.
Phone: (250) 590-8915
Price: less than $10 for most dishes
Notes: Table service, stellar prices and great baked goodies
Bubby's Kitchen is one of the new kids on the Cook Street block serving of reasonably-priced comfort food to the masses. It is the same owners as the Bubby Roses Bakery, and features the same coffees and baked goods, but with the addition of a full menu and expanded seating in a new location.
I really liked the feel of the space - beautiful art, the perfect balance between casual and modern decor. I did notice that the layout is a bit confusing on the first visit, but they seem to have made some signage to help sort out where to go and how you should flow depending on your visit. Although it is a restaurant, it does have the feel of a cafe or coffee shop (it reminds me a lot of Willie's Bakery). For the record: full table service if you are eating in is the way to go.
While the lunch and brunch menus are more classy diner food, the dinner menu has two tiers: the $10 price point for 'sandwichy things with a side' and then the slightly more expensive but still crazy reasonable 'protein + veggie plated all fancy' section. We saw a few of these float past us, and they were quite nice looking. Add a few local beers on tap and a wine selection and Bubby's is turning into quite the full dining experience.
July 15, 2012
November 16, 2011
The first thing that I noticed about this sandwich was how freaking cheap it was (I actually make them double check my bill to make sure they hadn't forgotten anything)! I think (and it's not on the menu on their website so I cannot corroborate) that it was $7 including a side. This was welcomed, as I really shouldn't have been eating out anyhow but it was a moment of weakness. The sandwich itself was not quite what I was craving, but it was good. The pesto really stood out as a flavour - which I think is what made it not grilled-cheesy for me, but it was good and the tomato added a nice texture and acidity. The bread was quite good which I never say about whole wheat bread so that's a huge compliment! I opted for the truffled fries which I was really surprised to see on the menu in such a casual environment because I associate them with much more fancy places. They only cost $1 extra and were quite delicious.
July 15, 2012
Very attentive service, lots of checking in and following up on things promptly. Also extremely perky. Details are fuzzy because I was lazy in updating, but I remember I was impressed.
November 16, 2011
It has become a running joke between my partner-in-food-and-life and I that I constantly worry about being recognized as a food blogger [this is mostly because I think too much, but also that I am attracted to anonymity for many reasons some of which I have explained here]. But this time I swear that I was! Sadly, I was dining alone so there was no one to corroborate or dispute my paranoia. Anyhow, the service was very attentive and helpful either way and I am sure that the owners would be shocked an appalled at the implication that any guest in their establishment would possible be treated otherwise.