Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Local Eats: Provision

On Saturday Greg and I decided to go for lunch and Greg wanted to go to Boxwood Cafe which is in Central Memorial Park.  I had remembered that it was no longer Boxwood but that it had changed ownership so we decided to go check it out.

This is the view from the street.  It is located at 340 13th Ave SW.  There is no parking lot but there was ample street parking when we arrived.  Provision, according to Google, means with food, drink, and equipment, especially for a journey.  I love that they chose provision for the name of their new restaurant.  The people behind this place are also the people behind Avec Bistro which is also very good.  

This is the view from one of the windows.  I was sitting in front of it.  I picked the bench instead of the chair and I really should have picked the chair so I could people watch out the windows instead. 

We had never made it to  Boxwood Cafe so I don't know if the decor or concept is the same but it is really nice inside.  There is a lot of natural elements with the wood beams and walls but also some industrial design too which really works well together.  I also loved that the kitchen was open concept so you can see them work and what it is like too.  

Greg's favourite part were the wood beams and the windows in the roof.  There is so much natural light in here!!  I pointed out that Joanna Gaines uses a lot of beams in her projects too.  He just rolled his eyes at me hahaha.

Since we arrived later in the afternoon and the restaurant was mostly empty, our food came quickly.  I ordered the crispy pork belly, brussel leaf and fried onion omelette and it was legitimately the greatest omelette of my entire life.  I occasionally make myself one for breakfast but I don't know how I will ever do that again given what I tasted on Saturday.  It was freaking amazing.  If you do decide to come to Provision, you must eat this.

Greg had the breakfast sandwich which came with spolumbo sausage.  He enjoyed his too although probably not as much as I did. 

And here is a photo of the super cute restaurant located in a municipal park.  It is small so seating is of course limited but the great news is that they are on open table now so you can make reservations. They also have a large patio that will be quite busy once it finally gets warmer here.  I cannot wait to come back again in the evening and give their dinner menu a try.  I have no doubt that it will be as fantastic. 

If you would like to find them on social media, their handle on both Instagram and Twitter is @provisionyyc.  Let me know if you check them out, I can't wait to hear what you think!

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