The Garden Cafe

Written by on November 21, 2012 in I Eat Nicaragua, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

( – Del Parque Central, Calle La Libertad y Avenida Cervantes, Granada, Nicaragua

Garden Cafe

How I heard of this place: Lonely Planet travel guide

Type of cuisine: Fresh, real, whole food. Mostly plants. A little too much.

Ambiance: From the newly painted, firetruck red exterior with Spanish tile rooftop, to the hippy vibe inside, complete with 1000-crane mobile hanging from the tall ceiling,

Crane Mobile

this rustic establishment creates a space of tranquility, ease and comfort from the moment one steps inside. We make our way over the tiled floors in the front room, past postcards for sale, brochures for sight-seeing, and tourists enjoying their beverages and meals in the sunlight streaming through the large, opened double-doors.

Front Room Cafe

The back room is, rather, the courtyard, where thick, wooden tables and chairs are arranged for parties of no more than four, looking out onto the tropical greenery

Garden Patio

and Japanese-inspired garden pathway and bird fountain. We are invited to take our seats and peruse the abundant menu.

Japanese Garden

What I ordered: We were so excited to have made it here, and I was especially pleased to see so many salad options, that, to start, we shared the Cobb Salad (C$95).

Cobb Salad

The grand, shallow bowl held chicken, bacon, feta cheese, egg, avocado, and tomato over a mount of field greens and a drizzle of yogurt lime dressing. We then shared two sandwiches: Turkey & Bacon (C$95) with grilled turkey, bacon, melted mozzarella, sauteed onions & peppers, oil & vinegar on a baguette, served with a side of fries;

Turkey Bacon Sandwich

and the Avocado B.L.T. (C$89) with crispy bacon, lettuce, tomato, and avocado with mayo, mustard, oil & vinegar in a three-layered sandwich, served with a side of cole slaw.

Avocado BLT

What I loved: The salad. Perfectly fresh, completely satisfying. Chris thoroughly enjoyed the yogurt-lime dressing, and promised to re-create it when we return!

Why I loved it: Fresh, peaceful, serene. The perfect lazy afternoon for lunch with great company and superb surroundings.

Peaceful Surroundings

Cost: Average (C$85 – C$95 per entree)

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