The Salty Tongue cafe in Gastown left a really bad taste in my mouth.
Three people behind the counter, not a single customer, and not a single acknowledgment walking in or to take an order. I was finally told to fill out a form to order a sandwich and was given a broken pencil. I handed the filled out form back to be told, "I don't take forms. Give it to her instead." I was rung up by "her" at a higher price than the form says and only had it corrected when asking why. Not off to a good start.
It took 25 minutes in an entirely empty place for the sandwich. While waiting I was sprayed by cleaning fluid as a staff member was cleaning a nearby table.
I finally received the much anticipated "handmade corned beef" sandwich and saw a disappointing looking small sandwich on supermarket bread with pink shreds posing as corned beef and a few toppings. The swiss cheese was half melted and half unmelted. The corned beef was scraps that did not have a classic corned flavour. It was served with fries that made it clear why this place is called the Salty Tongue. Let's just say, "Would you like some potatoes with your salt?" And the sandwich and fries was priced at a very unreasonable $11.45 for this crap.
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