The Oakwood Cafe

The Oakwood Cafe is a nice little restaurant located in a strip mall in South Osborne. Its nothing too fancy, but a delightful place to go for breakfast, lunch, or supper. The cozy atmosphere and an extensive menu should be enough to lure you in.

The Oakwood offers two different clubs, one on plain bread with cheddar, and one with pumpernickel bread and Swiss cheese. I decided to try the the pumpernickel club, and lemme tell ya- its a good sammy. Tomato, ham, roasted turkey, lettuce, and mayo are stacked between three pieces of bread. The sandwiches all come with a side of either, fries, potato salad, soup, or chili.

Try out the Oakwood; good food, good atmosphere, good service. sounds good to me.

Price: $12.99

Rating: 7/10 – 4-660 Osborne Street – (204) 475-4250 – Hours – Sunday Tuesday: 8am-8pm – Wednesday-Saturday: 8am-9pm

The Oakwood Cafe on Urbanspoon


Grace Cafe

After half a year of attending the Princess Street Red River campus I thought I had tried all the good, cheap, and close lunch spots; then out of the blue I was asked to shoot a photo of the Grace Cafe for the school newspaper. I quickly bundled up and headed over to City Hall where the quaint little cafeteria style restaurant is located. I didn’t really know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. A modern twist has been put on the cafeteria style restaurant. The City Hall location is one of two Grace Cafes in the city, the other one is on Henderson, and is the original location.

The Turkey Bacon Clubhouse at the Grace is hands down the nicest looking club Iv ever had. The colors scream off the plate, and it tastes amazing. It is a triple decker, with your choice of bread, and stuffed with all the fixins of a classic clubhouse. Turkey (processed), tomato, bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, and their special garlic and herb infused mayo make this club a delight. For $7.95 you get the sandy and a pickle on the side.

The Grace Cafe is quick, cheap, delicious, and hella close to school. If you got a couple extra pennies in ur pocket, skip subway and keep walking to the Grace.

Price: $7.95 + tax

Rating: 7.5/10

Grace Cafe City Hall on Urbanspoon

The Park Cafe

I was excited to try the new Park Cafe located beside the newly designed duck pond in Assiniboine Park, so the other day I decided to hit it up. The building looks amazing, it has a great design, with huge windows that look out into the park. The building can be rented out for private functions, and would be a perfect location for a wedding.

Unfortunately, the BBQ chicken club wrap on the other hand, was brutal. Maybe it was because the main chef (who I over heard came from The Gates?) was not in. But for 10.99 you think they could make a nice club, not one that the bacon was missing and replaced by green peppers. Nothin special hear folks, I don’t even know what more to say– just a plain ol’ wrap. At least the poutine was good.

This shouldnt discourage you from trying out The Park Cafe because it is a lovely place to go and eat. The burgers looked phenomenal and everyone else at my table was very pleased with their meal. Another cool thing about the cafe is that they offer a picnic to go meal, for 22 bucks you can get a full chicken, fries, rolls, and slaw. Good idea, but isn’t a picnic all about fruits and sandwiches?

The Park Cafe while doesn’t have much for clubbers, is still a great place to hang and grab a bite. The beautiful building should be enough to pull you in and have a meal or a coffee.

Price: $10.99

Rating: 2/10

The Park Cafe – (204) 927-6001

The Park Cafe at Assiniboine Park on Urbanspoon