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Down To Earth Cafe in Perkasie- sigh, shrug

watercress | Oct 10, 2009 10:46 AM

It's new. It's in the strip of shops attached to the Giant on Fifth St. On the plus side, it's in Perkasie, and Perkasie is so starved for restaurants. It has a nice, earthy logo. There's smoothies, and espresso drinks and wholesome breakfast and lunch options. The prices aren't bad. They have a turkey club, a ham and swiss, a grilled chicken sandwich, a roast beef sandwich, an Italian hoagie, some kid's stuff, a few salads (Spinach, house, caesar), fish tacos, a smoked salmon-cream cheese-avocado-onion-caper-bagel sandwich, a grilled veggie-goat cheese one, a portabella one, a fresh mozzarella-basil-roasted pepper-prosciutto one, and quiche.
On the minus side, the atmosphere is soulless, generic, mock-earthy, and sterile. I felt like I was eating on the set of a photo shoot for maybe a Walmart flier, and they wanted a cafe backdrop for their 20something models. The taste level could be much higher, which you can tell as you approach the place and see the Boar's head meats sign, for example.

In short, it's nothing special, but any port in a storm, right?

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