Tuesday, May 24, 2011

alpha soul cafe

I am a hard core foodie.  I love the experience of eating a good meal (especially when someone else makes it!) and satisfying my cravings.  I’m not a good cook by any stretch of the imagination but I also don’t enjoy cooking so the majority of my meals are spent at restaurants.  Expensive and unhealthy =sometimes, delicious and easy =yes.  As a (picky) vegetarian I am limited to which restaurants I can eat at so when I find a new joint with yummy food and a nice ambience I am hooked.  Yesterday I ate lunch at a new restaurant in my neck of the woods called Alpha Soul Café.  Judging by the restaurant’s name, I assumed it was going to serve soul food but I was pleasantly surprised by the chic atmosphere (bright purple exterior façade and fresh flowers, personable photographs and elegant furniture on the interior) and the food was perfect- simple yet delicious.  I had a grilled eggplant sandwich with chickpea couscous; the boy had a ham & gruyere sandwich with greek orzo salad and we both had homemade lemon zest iced tea to drink (I gobbled the food up so quickly I forgot to take pictures!) It was a wonderful culinary experience and we will definitely be back, especially considering it is the only restaurant in our neighborhood that is open past 10 p.m. (perfect for those late night munchies and wine cravings!)

This is a fashion blog after all, so I present to you my outfit of choice while dining at the Alpha Soul Café.  My bright clothing matched the restaurants’ décor and it was warm enough to wear this striped blouse I got while thrifting for under $2.  These photos were taken by a mural outside one of my favourite local gift boutiques, Heavens to Betsey but I’ll save that rambling for another day...

Pants- H&M (worn here); Blouse- Thrifted (worn here); Heels- Suzy Shier; Sunglasses- Aldo; Belt- Thrifted; Ring- Zellers

Are you a foodie? Do you prefer to cook or eat out?


  1. I am so not a foodie...and a terrible cook. But I try :)

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  2. Love your striped blouse! It's gorgeous.

    I'm a serious foodie, too. I both cook fab meals and love to eat out in great restaurants. I can't stand mediocre food.

  3. I love the blouse! its beautiful....cant wait to go here once the competition is over! my list of places to try is growing

  4. Love this outfit.


  5. can't believe how well your outfit mimicks the floral background
    your meal sounds so yummy
    i am not a vegetarian, but only eat fish and chicken and you eggplant dish and sides sounds divine

  6. I definitely love to eat out but wish I were a better cook. Love the colors in that top and how it matches your shoes. that was a great spot for your outfit photo. Debbie http://thriftygirlvintage.blogspot.com

  7. I love those pants on you. The color is so pretty.

  8. WOW.. what a colourful and beautiful outfit..
    Obsessed with your top
    Lee x

  9. I love the top! And yes, I also love food and cooking!! I think cooking is a form of art really! :)

  10. I love your outfit, all the colors are so wonderful and awesome with the background. This cafe sounds really good! I must confess i am foodie too. Oh i love RHOBH also ahahah.

  11. Ok...I obviously eat too much food as I look in envy at your totally flat stomach! I think you have been blessed with your Nana's genes. I never had a flat belly, even when I was 10 years old! You are a lovely girl, and I look forward to the restaurant! xoxo

  12. You're a veggie girl. I love that I have been thinking about that route because i always feel sick after I eat meat. Any advice? Love the thrifted $2 shirt.




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