Finch's Cafe/ New Ideas

Last week I met up with a girlfriend at one of our favourite places to grab a bite to eat and have a long over due catch up.

We were eating a terrific meal at one of the cutest ever cafes, and I thought to myself, I should put this on my blog. I have my camera, I have a great back drop, and this is a restaurant I really want to succeed. So this is the first post in a new section, not where I review restaurants, but where I talk about places that I love. Places, that are sometimes off the radar, but sometimes they’ll be ones people talk about too. But they’ll be places with great food, lovely decor, and something about them that makes me want to revisit over and over again.

The place that inspired all this was Finch’s. Finch’s is a beautiful cafe.

It is below a dodgy looking hostel, which made me for a long time disregard it, but a couple years ago when a friend asked me to meet her there, I fell in love.

The space is amazing it’s not a large space, but its on the corner and it has huge windows which are adorned with vintage lace curtains. There are pretty details liek an old type tray hanging on the wall with little trinkets in it, and an old china cabinet over flowing with pretty mismatched dishes.

The menu, which is features baguette sandwiches like prosciutto with backed blue brie and toasted walnuts, is all written up on gold framed chalkboards. I had the avacado baguette sandwich which is full of avacado, cucumber, lettuce, walnuts, and edam (although i don’t like edam so i had applewood smoked cheddar in mine!)

Francesca had the gypsy salami, which is what i usually get actually, which is just super stuffed with salami, lettuce, dijon, and mayo. But its perfect that way.

The service is nearly always very friendly, although do expect to wait at least 5 minutes for a coffee. I drink tea though, and they have a great selection. They also have a few baked goods, always a chocolate chip cookie and an oatmeal cookie, and sometimes a cake or two.

For me Finch’s is very close to the perfect lunch place, it’s good simple food, very affordable, and in a beautiful space.

Finches Cafe

353 West Pender (at Homer)