The other day, my husband I decided to take a quick walk at lunchtime. The plan was to pick up a few groceries from the shop on high street, but first we decided to grab some kebabs at the nearby Kebab, Burger, and Pizza House. (I am amazed at how common it is here to see those varied cuisines combined into one restaurant. So far we’ve only had the kebabs, and they are very tasty.) Sadly, the restaurant was closed, so we started the walk up high street, trying to decide if we wanted to eat somewhere else or just get sandwich fixings from the grocery store to eat at home.
As we neared the store, I spied a little sign that I’ve walked by countless times: Amelie’s Cafe & Restaurant. From the street, all you see is the sign, a posted menu, and a curiously small but inviting entryway. You can’t see inside the restaurant, which is tucked away up a flight of stairs. On a whim, we decided to check it out.
I’m so glad we did. It was a warm, inviting, comfortable cafe. The counter at the front held an array of sweets, drinks, and an espresso machine, and the room was lined with tables and decorated with French posters and other knick-knacks. We were invited to sit down on one of the couches while they cleared a table for us.
We both tried a grilled chicken sandwich, which sounds rather ordinary but was really tasty, accompanied by veggies on fresh bread with basil mayo and balsamic on top. It was just a quick lunch this time around, but I’m looking forward to returning for a relaxed cup of coffee and a piece of cake or a scone or one of the other tempting desserts I eyed on our way out.