1100 Rue Notre Dame Ouest
June 16, 20133.0
Bring nickels and dimes -- and get dessert!
The cafeteria at this engineering school is open to the public. I have eaten here a few times. There are a lot of choices: burgers, sandwiches, hot meals, salad bar, and more.
On my first visit, the sausage wrap appealed to me, so I joined the lineup for that. Two cafeteria staff prepare your wrap, and customize it as you wish. It is much like going to a chain sandwich shop: do you want this, do you want that. Add cheese? Sure why not. what they don’t tell you is that the swoosh of cheese will set you back an extra $1.89. It’s an “extra protein,” apparently.
Next time, I ordered a hot meal to go, and brought it upstairs to the office. That foil pie plate has a surcharge to it. So does the cardboard cup for the soft drink — 35 cents. And so does the plastic cutlery — PER PIECE. and was it my imagination, or did I get less food in the takeout container than the guy ahead of me, who ate off a china plate in the seating area?
So the next time I wanted to take something back, I asked if I could take the china plates and bring them back later. Sure no problem!
If you’re on campus already, you can’t beat how handy this place is. There’s even an underground connection to Pavilion B. But I wouldn’t make a special trip here — unless dessert is involved. There is a big choice of cake, already cut and decently priced.
Dishes I tried:
The wrap came in a choice of 3 flavors, I chose spinach. Then it was filled with salsa, sliced mild sausages, onions, green pepper strips, and mushrooms. Accompanying the wrap was a choice of homemade potato chips, or a tossed salad, and a small fountain soft drink. I would have liked it warmer in temperature, but I enjoyed the flavors. I would order this again — remembering to leave off the cheese!
chocolate caramel cake
A generous wedge of chocolate cake, layered with chocolate mousse and a squirt of caramel hidden in the middle. On top was a rosette of chocolate icing and a triangle of dark chocolate. Very very good.
crispy chicken burger
The burger patty was taken out of oil, dripping wet, and plopped onto the grill to cook further. then it was topped with ice-cold vegetables. By the time I got to sit down, it wasn’t hot anymore, and it was certainly not crispy. It came with fries (which cooled off quickly) and a soft drink.