I Love You Bowl Cafe

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Before I get into my new found love for Bowl Cafe, I have to tell you that despite the fact that I've been incredibly busy, and my blog posts have been coming a little slower than usual, I'm not giving up on this blog. The only way I can truly express to you my feelings need to be told in the eloquent words of this guy.

Why, you're welcome!

So I got takeout last weekend from Bowl Cafe in Montrose for my mom and me.

And FYI - It was love at first sight.

I mean, you all know my L'OBSESSION with exposed brick, right? No? Well, I'm L'OBSESSED. I mean, Bowl Cafe could have been a two hour drive from my apartment, located in a tent, and had completely run out of food by time I got there, but if there was a brick wall inside of that tent (just go with me here)? I'd probably love it regardless.

Yeah, it's that real.

Thankfully, Bowl Cafe was just a short jaunt from my apartment, was NOT located in a tent, and had plenty of food to spare.

And booze! Yes!

However, since I was getting takeout, there was no booze to be had. Uhh, I mean since I was eating lunch, there was no booze to be had because I would never drink alcohol before 5:00 pm.

Okay, you got me, my mom had a bottle of wine ready for us by time I got there. The apple does not fall far.

So the food!

I got the Pistachio Chicken Salad Sandwich, and I'm going to be straight with you - It wasn't my favorite. I was a big fan of the pistachio chicken salad mixture, but the sandwich itself was too dry. It definitely could have used more mayo (which I added) and maybe some cheese (duh, always). But once I added the mayo the taste was much better.

What's that you say? How could I boldly declare my love for a place with mediocre food? Is it just because of the exposed brick?

I mean, I see how you would think that, but no.

Because I should have known that with a name like "Bowl Cafe," the salads would be where it's at. Or bowling lanes, but there didn't seem to be any of those in sight.

My mom got the Montrose Salad, and WAH-OW, was it GOOD. And I generally don't gravitate to the sweet, fruit-infused salads, but this was glorious. Crunchy, sweet, savory. And the salad dressing? Mah. Lawd.

Another reason I loved this little order-at-the-counter spot? The woman taking orders was the bubbliest, sweetest gal ever. God, I love a nice person.

Overall it reminded me of a less well-known Cafe Brasil. Which is right up my alley!

Will I go back? Abso-frickin-lutely. But I'll probably go with a salad next time. Because that one I had was deliriously good.

And with that I say.....

We're no strangers to love
You know the rules and so do I
A full commitment's what I'm thinking of
You wouldn't get this from any other guy
I just wanna tell you how I'm feeling
Gotta make you understand

Never gonna give you up,
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry,
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt youuuuuu........


  1. Did you mean to say ... "the salad my mom had before I took it away and inhaled before she could get another fork full"? You know I do not even let your father touch my food....you owe me another salad please....


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