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Fox & Obel Cafe

Teddy | May 4, 2002 07:34 PM

So I tried the Fox & Obel cafe today for lunch and was pretty disappointed. Not disappointedin the food that I did eat, it was fine, but moreso in what it lacked. The signature club sandwich is good, but the plate is barren after the sandwich -- no chips, garnish, pickle. Maybe it's just me, but with a sandwich loaded with rich ingredients like cheese and bacon, I want some salt and acid on the plate. Not to mention, these items are cheap cheap cheap but do wonders for a customer who appreciates variety and wants a bit more for a $7.95 sammy. In comparison at Corner Bakery you get a hearty handful of homeade parmesan dusted potato chips and a nice sour dill. Likewise, the potato and leek soup was perfectly acceptable, but when I asked about a roll or crackers to accompany my soup, I was directed to the rolls for sale at the end of the checkout line. Again, how much would it cost to through in a hunk a bread, versus the feeling it would give to the customer of something resembling value -- I mean, I could almost make a meal out of a cup of soup, a roll, and a drink. Again for comparison, you always get a sizable hunk of bread at Corner Bakery with your soup. Finally, there was no way to refill my ice tea. So for $15 I want chips, pickles, a roll, and ice tea refills. Too much to ask???

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