Just a quick update: every once in a while, I will now be providing reviews of recently visited restaurants.
I'm always ready to try something new. In my most recent trip to Chicago. We had a nice lunch during this visit. By the time I reached Oak Park, Illinois to visit my son I was ready for a good cup of Java: my afternoon guilty pleasure. So I asked my son to find out something different than a regular coffee shop. To my surprise, he found a place called Buzz Cafe with the help of a little Google searching.
The coffee was perfect: not too strong and not too mild, and it was served in a glass, which I prefer much more than the usual ordinary paper cup. It reminded me of my hometown back in India where tea is aways served in a small glass.
Their pastries are very fresh and delicious: I especially liked their Pie Cookie which contains an almond filling with a chocolate drizzle on top.
|Mexican Spiced Mocha|
|Dark Chocolate Almond Pie Cookie|
I was very pleased with the appetizer that we ordered: a strawberry-filled brie wedge that came with tiny bread slices and apple wedges and grapes. The portion size was perfect for sharing.
The place also caters well to the vegan crowd with a few select entrées, including some that are gluten-free.
Strawberry-Filled Brie Wedge
The decor was very unique. Every table had differently designed chairs and the walls were full of paintings from local, aspiring artists. These paintings even have price tags listed if you're interested in purchasing them!
There was also a play area in the back of the cafe for little children, which makes the place much more family-friendly than you would expect. Overall the ambiance of the place made me feel very warm and welcome.
As an end-note, this may sound very amusing but their water was so clear and refreshing that my curiosity led me to ask the waiter about it, to which he had no answer.
I'd recommend this place to those looking for a more interesting cafe experience than usual. You will not be disappointed.
Labels: BUZZ'S CAFE, Restaurants Review