After a particularly strenuous Saturday morning gym class, my dear friend and I were on the look out for quick and easy vegan eats. On account of the rigorous barefoot bootcamp, I was in no mood to wait for food. I needed immediate sustenance and so we settled on cafe-style vegan at Terri. It was really the menu online that got us – “egg” “sausage” and “cheese” sandwiches. One of my favorite weekend rituals pre-vegan was the weekends grabbing a quick egg sandwich from the deli around the corner, and slathering it with hot sauce. Seeing as though I have yet to come up with an egg substitute that can really fix that egg craving, Terri was even more appealing. We headed over immediately.
As far as ambiance goes – well this is a cafe. A couple of stools and a serve yourself drink case are about all the ambiance there is. It’s connected to a giant apartment building that apparently also has a gym, so the clientele was largely folks coming from the gym for a smoothie, (which made for interesting people watching). But it is much more of a take-out joint than a sip your coffee and contemplate the meaning of life place. But the food came out fast and that’s what I was really looking for.
I ordered the “egg” “sausage” and “cheeses” on an English muffin with a side of hot sauce. As far as fake everything goes – this was pretty delicious. Especially when slathered in hot sauce. There was a vegan hollandaise sauce too, but it didn’t have a ton of flavor. The tofu was a bit bland, but the cheese and the sausage was good. It definitely hit the spot. (again – add hot sauce!)
My friend made a great choice by adding avocado to her egg, cheese, and bacon sandwich. The avocado was a great addition, giving the sandwich more texture and flavor. I couldn’t help but steal a bite. She also went with a side of sweet potatoes, which were perfect.
And what meal is complete without a little sweet? We treated ourselves to a cider donut to reward ourselves for getting out of bed on Saturday before 11. This might have been the highlight. Perfectly moist and sugary and definitely a splurge. (though I’m pretty sure it was baked not fried, so not as bad as it could be!)
All in all, I have to say the food was definitely decent and if I lived in the area I would absolutely be a regular for take-out. But I wouldn’t travel down to Flatiron just to eat there. That said, if I’m in the area, I’ll won’t hesitate to swing by again.
Every meal, but especially breakfast, is better with hot sauce! Yum!
Laura, you’re a girl after my own heart! 🙂
yum yum yum yum ……..this reminds me of some really good brunch food that I recently had at the A N D cafe. If you’re ever in PDX, you should try them. Yummy. I want that cider donut! And I don’t even like donuts!
I will definitely check out A N D cafe if I’m in Portland! Thanks for the tip! 🙂