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gumbo café review

Paola Loriggio | Oct 23, 2005 06:56 PM

Went to Gumbo Café (Columbus and 107) today for brunch after reading a great review on the NY magazine website.

It's a tiny, cute place with really friendly staff and great service.

And the food is awesome. It's cajun/creole food (the owner/chef is from New Orleans) - perfect for the colder weather. And they have veg versions!!

I ordered the 2 entrées + 1 side combo, with veg gumbo, stewed okra and a side of collards. Yum. Comfort in a bowl.

It wasn't particularly spicy, but definitely not bland. The collards were cooked just right, soft without tasting overdone. The gumbo was made with veg sausage and tofu, and though I can't compare it with the meat version, it tasted authentic to me! The sauce on the okra could have been a little more seasoned - it seemed almost like straight tomato paste. But it was good.

All together, less that 60$ for 6 people, drinks incuded (only two of us ordered drinks, though).

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