1075 Fort St.
I was hungry the other day for a nice breakfast, and my friend JH recommended that I try out Avalon on Fort. My first impression once I stepped inside was that it was quaint and cozy, a typical cafe set-up. I ordered some tea($1.75),and the skillet breakfast($9.95) which had peppers, mushrooms, onions, and meat over potatoes with scrambled eggs.
Positives: The two young ladies serving were very friendly, and they were efficient. The food came out quick, and everything was very fast, including the bill being brought to me. I liked the scrambled eggs, veggies, and potatoes. The oaten bread was nice, homemade which I appreciated.
Room for improvement: The quality of the sausage and ham was not up to snuff. The sausage was almost like a weissewurst style, but it had no texture, it was very uniform and soft, processed is the word that comes to mind. The ham had the same texture, mushy and not a lot of flavour. The bacon was fine, but the ham and sausage should be replaced with a higher grade product to compete with the other breakfast places in town. The rhubarb strawberry jam had a lot of flavour and I liked the taste, but the consistency was so runny, it wasn’t really a jam. Lastly, when I was looking around waiting for my food, I saw that all the artwork on the walls were for sale. That’s great, but the labels were kind of gawdy, perhaps printing out smaller labels with prices on them would look more professional.
Avalon is a cute little cafe when you don’t want to wait in line at the Blue Fox. The service staff are friendly, and everything is really quick.