Cafe Review: Colophone Cafe
You Can't Eat That does not receive any endorsements from manufacturers or retailers of products. I choose to dine at these restaurants and describe my personal experiences and opinions of them. Yesterday, my Mom, sister and I went south of the border for a little retail therapy at Bellis Fair in Bellingham, WA. After stocking up on some awesome new food products at Trader Joe's, which we unfortunately don't have in Canada, we went to the old town district of Bellingham called Fairhaven. We stopped in for dinner at a cute little place called Colophone Cafe, where all the employees were nothing but kind and pleasant to talk to.
As a small town business, Colophone is all about local, fresh, organic foods and a real homey sort of feel. The wooden booths and kind of old style decor really suited the little space. It felt very comfortable to be there.
The great thing about this menu was that there were a lot of options for people with eating restrictions. I had more than a couple of options to pick from, my Mom, who is eating gluten free right now, had a few options, and my sister, who has no eating restrictions, was having a tough time making a decision.
My mom ordered a vegetable lentil soup and the staff was very accommodating and let her swap out the baguette side option with avocado. She said the flavours were fantastic and all the ingredients tasted very fresh.
My sister ordered the chicken pot pie and said it was one of the best things she's eaten in a while. While this isn't an option for the egg, gluten and dairy free people out there, my sister said the combination of the creamy sauce with the crunchy pie pastry and the vegetables, that were cooked to still have a slight crunch, was fantastic. I'm pretty sure she'll be talking about this dish for a few days.
I ordered the greek salad, which also included roasted chicken pieces and humus and pita bread. I was really hoping for some light, fresh and delicious flavours in the vegetables, and this dish did not disappoint. It really tasted like something fresh from the garden and it was not drowning in oil and vinegar sauce. I would definitely recommend this dish to anyone, it's really nice to eat something that tastes as good as you feel after eating it.
As delicious as the cakes and pies looked, that was off-limits to my Mom and I, so we left with just the entrees. And the prices on the adorable stationary receipt were just as nice as the paper itself. Affordable, delicious and local. If you're ever in the Fairhaven, WA area, this is definitely a place you'll want to check out!