Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Review of Boon Burger Cafe

Mmmm, Boon Burger Cafe. Last month a friend and I went to Boon Burger Cafe a few weeks after a really great meal at the amazing Unburger in Osborne Village, and now I'm so excited to tell you about it.

Boon Burger Cafe is an all vegan restaurant. Everything from the burgers to the hotdogs, and even including the coconut milk soft-serve ice cream, is completely animal free with no eggs, milk, or meat. My friend an I each ordered two different burgers from the menu and we both loved our choices.

This wasn't my first time eating in an all vegan restaurant.  Mondragon, just down the street from my campus, also has an entirely vegan menu, and I encourage you to visit them because their sandwiches are amazing.

But back to Boon Burger Cafe. The service was nice and was more of a 'fast food' style where you go up to a counter to place your order and then they bring out your food when it's done (it was the same at Unburger and Mondragon). I don't have much to complain about. I do wish there was more seating in the restaurant. There were probably enough seats for about 15 people, so a lot of folks who came in and took their order were left standing in the front doorway.

But that's enough about the restaurant, let's get to the food!

Here is my burger, the Boon Burger itself. It has a grilled mushroom-rice patty with mayo, dijon mustard, red pepper peach chutney, red onion, sliced cucumber, tomato and lettuce. It costs $7.75, but if you're like me, you just have to get the bacun* for an extra $1.25.

And here is the Salsa Burger my friend ordered. It had a grilled black bean patty topped with crispy corn chips, mayo (my friend replaced it with boon sauce), tomato, lettuce, salsa, avocado, and a slice or daiya cheddar*, and it was $8.25.

And here is the coconut milk chocolate ice cream. Delicious. I'm a huge fan of chocolate and coconut, so I really enjoyed the flavour, and the consistency was just like regular soft-serve ice cream.

I thought the food was really good and definitely worth the price. I think the next time I go I'll follow in my friend's footsteps and will substitute my mayo for boon sauce because I really enjoyed it. I do recommend ordering fries with your meal. The burgers weren't quite as big as the one's at Unbuger where the burgers are a meal on their own.

If you'd like to try Boon Burger Cafe, it's located at 79 Sherbrook st.

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