Saturday, November 26, 2011

Weekend Three - Unexpectedly alone at the Shaughnessy Cafeteria

Weekend Three - Unexpectedly alone at the Shaughnessy Cafeteria.

Since I'm working this weekend and therefore can't have brunch with Dave, I've decided to do brunch alone at the Shaughnessy Cafeteria.

Catie normally loves brunch
The Shaughnessy Cafeteria was once known as the best cafeteria in the lower mainland. It held this title until the 2002 privatization of the food services. Speaking to my co-workers about the cafeteria prior to it's handover to a private corporation paints pictures of delicious, home made, reasonably priced food.

The food produced now is not even a shadow of it's former self. It's bland, overcooked, out of boxes or frozen, expensive, what can only be described as pseudo-food. The final blow to the food quality at the Shaughnessy Cafeteria occurred a year ago when the powers that run this institution removed the deep fryers and replaced them with timed baking ovens. Now all the "fries" and hash browns are "baked" instead of deep fried, which gives them the flavour and consistency of cardboard.

Not much to look at
Today for brunch I purchased a "sunrise breakfast" however I did substitute one of the hash browns for a sausage, which cost me an extra $0.69. The food did not surprise me. Sadly it is pseudo-food as described above. My "sunrise breakfast" sandwich was over cooked and the bacon was a grey colour. The sausage was extremely over cooked verging on burnt and the hash brown might as well have been card board. My meal, including the vitamin water, cost me $8.47 which is about the price of brunch at many better restaurants that serve delicious food.

The only flavour in my meal came from the mustard, which is free. This was not even close to the perfect brunch.

1 comment:

  1. Aw poor you :( Hopefully next brunch report is better for both food and company :P