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SAINT'S PARADISE CAFETERIA - thoughts

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SAINT'S PARADISE CAFETERIA - thoughts

Soup | May 12, 2006 02:50 PM

I saw the review and went there for lunch today. The cafeteria is very clean and nice. It was bright, airy and very comfortable.

I got there at 12:15 and the line was huge and it did not move fast. We were served @ 12:55. BTW when I left at 1:40, the line was still the same size.

I order fried chicken, collards, corn bread, and rice with gravy. The cost was $7.70. It wasn't cheap but it was very good. The chicken was pretty good. I got dark (leg and thigh), fairly meaty and mildly seasoned. It could have used more seasoning. I ended up pouring texas peat over the chicken. But it was well fried and very juicy. My friends who had the white meat, it seems a little dry to me but they seem to like it a lot.

The collards were excellent. I could just have eaten the collards and corn bread and have been perfectly happy. The rice was fairly flavorless but the addition of that wonderful gravy made all the difference. The corn bread was also excellent. The cornbread was on the sweet side and is a bit more cake then bread. I think people call it northern style but either way, I really loved it.

Would I go back? The answer is yes. There are two issues with the place, though. The wait is long and service staff is not necessarily in a hurry to get you through the line. Second, after the food (which was overall really good), I was still hungry. I felt the portions were small. Also it isn't cheap but not really expensive either.

Soup

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