I’ve wanted to check out Hamilton’s for awhile. When Josh mentioned Hamilton’s Café had a soft opening I was eager to check it out. I’ll do my best to describe my experience. The photos I took did not come out. I was so hungry, I took a few shots (they came out off centered and blurry) and dug in.. Okay..HERE I GO!!
The café is tiny, tiny, and is located right next to the bar. It’s brightly lit and looks like a mini diner. The menu is exciting for pub grub. Moules Et Frites, Lentil Finger Pies, Marinated Mushrooms top the menu. There’s also the standard Burgers, Sandwiches, Pub Chips. The menu is small, basic, and exciting.
Lentil Finger Pies $3.50 for 4. Overly stuffed wonton wrappers filled with lentils and spices, served with spicy chile sauce. I was suckered in by the unique name and the fact that I’ve never seen them on a pub menu. If you like lentils, wrapped in crispy fried outer goodness, you’ll be happy.
Hot Wings $7.25
Half BBQ and Half Hot Wings
I enjoyed the BBQ, and could taste the Ballast Point Wahoo Wheat in it. The chicken was tough. The sauce is yummy. Each sauce is housemade.
Lil Mountain of Fried Veggies $7.25
Eek.. over 1 lb of fried “blue cheese” stuffed olives ( I cut one in half, and found a pimento instead of the cheese. Unless there was a tiny bit, I didn’t see or taste it) jalapeño slices, mushrooms, okra, dill pickle chips. All were pretty good, it’s an interesting mix of veggies. The best part is that it comes with dipping sauces! Lemon garlic aioli, paprika aioli, yogurt and cucumber, and I liked them all.
Grilled Cheese $5.25
They have a variety, but I ordered the West Coast, sharp cheddar, avocado, and dill pickles all on SADIE ROSE Amish bread. Yay. I like cheese on both sides of my bread, this one came with cheese only on one side. They have other tasty looking creations on the menu, a “monte cristo” type grilled cheese, one with onion jam and chard, and other with roasted apples, bacon and onion.
The café is a nice addition to the bar. It seems like for now you can order from the café and someone will take it over to you’re hanging out at the bar.
The food I ordered hit the spot. I’ll be back to try everything else.