Restaurants Reviews and Such

Graham Avenue Chili Hits Spot

For years Twist Cafe on Graham Avenue was my favourite haunt. So much so, that Soups,Sandwiches & More was totally neglected. Or almost so. They did cater a couple of events I attended, but I never got a good idea of what they served.

Soups, Sandwiches, more chili
A very meaty chili from Soups, Sandwiches, More
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As of last year, Fools and Horses is my new favourite place. So, I don’t go down Graham Avenue as much as I used to. However, the other day I was in the area, and thought to myself, maybe I should give Soups, Sandwiches, & More a try.
The first thing I notice when I enter that service is cafeteria style. They have a large menu, so you may need to stand back a little so that you can take it all in. There are several people working behind the counter, so my order is taken quite efficiently. I order the Thai Peanut Salad, and a bowl of the chili. The chili is listed under the soups, at a cost of a dollar extra.
The other thing that strikes me is the variety of table configurations, 2-tops, 4-tops, and a couple of tables with couches if you are looking for a little added comfort.

Soups, Sandwiches, More, Thai Peanut Salad
Thai peanut salad

When I receive my chili, I see why. It is more a chili soup than a chili. Despite that it is quite good. There is good spiciness to it, and there is a heaping portion of ground beef in the bowl. The salad is a little less inspiring. It’s largely a garden salad, with a few peanuts, and a container of salad dressing on the side. Again though, like the chili, the portion is quite generous.
One ting that caught my attention over lunch is that Soups, Salads, and More is also open for breakfast. I knew that would be my next visit.

Graham Avenue Breakfast Stop

Soups, Sandwiches, & More opens early (6:30 am) for breakfast. Keeping that fact in mind I show up about 20 minutes before breakfast service ends (11:00 am). I order the basic breakfast. Bacon, scrambled eggs, hash browns, and rye toast. That is my go to combo for breakfast. There is a variety of coffees on offer, but I settle for a medium roast. The coffee is simply all right.

Graham Avenue breakfast
A hearty breakfast, downtown on Graham Avenue

The breakfast though is quite good. The bacon is crispy, the eggs are well cooked, and the potatoes aren’t mushy. The toast comes well buttered, and best of all they offer marmalade as one of their spread alternatives. Also, they bring two containers of the marmalade.

Soups, Sandwiches, More rye toast
Toast to go with the breakfast special
Soups, Sandwiches, More marmalade
Enough marmalade to cover both slices of toast quite nicely.

The service here is quite fast. This is a place I’ll be keeping in mind when I’m downtown and in a hurry. Good, solid comfort food to send you on your way.

By Donald McKenzie

Anglican priest, and food blogger. This blog is focused on Food. It will feature reviews of places to eat books, and the odd recipe. I also write about what it means to gather together around food.