Thursday, February 19, 2015

Cafe Guido, Port Hardy (Canada) by Bureaucrat

Cafe Guido is a nice community cafe in the middle of Port Hardy.  We liked it because it was, more or less, the only cafe in this little town that felt that a contemporary cafe.  It served cafe fare that was more than just dodgy looking sandwiches, it has a nice warm ambiance inside, plus it has a bookshop, gift shop and community art centre to boot.

The first thing we had there was a slice of vanilla cheesecake.  I'm not a fan of the baked cheesecake - - I much prefer the refrigerator/mousse style cheesecake as they're less claggy in texture.  This was smooth and silky with a nice thin crumbly base.

I also had a fruit smoothie that unfortunately was a bit more icy than I would have liked.

While the Lawyer opted for a big cup of coffee.

At our next visit, we tried out their soups.  It was one reasonable and one so-so. The reasonable one was the potato soup - thick and creamy and nicely seasoned.

The so-so was the red Thai curry soup.  We only picked this just so we had a different flavour to try.  It was chunky and tasted like curry but wasn't crazy spicy.  But I just can't get my head around a curry being made into soup. 

The community art/gallery/craft/gift shop, which is well worth a visit.  It has a wide range of things on offer - art, jewelry, clothing, knick knacks - all of which are of very nice quality.

The cafe is popular with tourists and locals alike.

Verdict: we liked it.

A nice cafe.  It's a great relaxing place to kick back.  Service is friendly and you can just while the time away here - the staff don't mind and seem to encourage it.  Plus, there's plenty of things to look at while you're there.

Cafe Guido on Urbanspoon

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