This place is hidden amoungst all the other warehouses and shops in Railtown. The staff here are friendly and helped me while I struggled to carry my child along with my diaper bag as well as my food to the table. Much appreciated.
During my last visit, I tried their lemon blueberry muffin and the meat lovers quiche. I remember thinking, what kind of muffin costs $3.75? Well, apparently one of the best muffins I’ve ever had. It was packed with lemon, blueberry, almonds and enough sprinkling of sugar on top. The muffin top was crispy and crunchy, while the body of the muffin remained soft. I was going to save it for later, but ended up eating half of it.
The meat quiche was also probably one of the best quiches I’ve ever had. This was clearly a meat lovers quiche since it contained an overflowing amount of bacon and ham. On top of that, there were tons of vegetables such as tomatoes, spinach and onions. I always struggle with ordering something meat lovers or vegetarian because the meat option never contained enough vegetables, but not anymore!
Along with my food, my usual to go drink would be coffee, but I decided on their raspberry lemonade since it looked so refreshing. That hit the spot and wasn’t too tart.
I wish Railtown Cafe was open on the weekends since I live and work in Burnaby on the weekdays. Parking can be limited, but not impossible so give it a shot.
I’m not a person who craves Vegetarian food. The dish almost always feels incomplete to me. A salad? Let’s slice some grilled chicken on that rabbit food. Baked potato? Let’s sprinkle some bacon on it. However, I can make room for Sweet Cherubim from time to time.
Sweet Cherubim is a casual eatery, which shares the space with a grocery store. Staring at their menu, it took me the full 5 minutes to make a decision since I kept changing my mind. They have samosas, moussakas, lasagnas, burgers, sandwiches, rolls, subjis, rice bowls, soups, salads and many desserts. (All of which are vegetarian)
I finally decided on the ‘Soup Special’, which came with a cup of soup, salad and rice. This way, I can try a little bit of everything. I chose the kale soup, quinoa salad and rice. The 3 items looked tiny, but make no mistake, it is filling. The food was tasty and healthy without being too greasy to weigh me down. Next time, I’m going to try their subji, which I learned is a term that means ‘vegetable dish’. Subjis can be dry, wet or in curry form and the ones at Sweet Cherubim looked delicious.