Meat and Bread
370 Cambie Street
Guess which restaurant I’m reviewing today? Meat and Bread - one of the trending restaurants in Vancouver. Beebs and I were doing errands downtown and we decided to try to place out.
When we first entered the restaurant, we were a little disorientated. No one really cued us what to do - when to order and how to pay. Eventually we kind of just guessed the sequence of things. Beebs ordered the meatball sandwich and I ordered the porchetta sandwich. Both sandwiches were served quickly, and we were seated immediately. The first bite into my sandwich was savoury, moist, and definitely fatty. If you ever tried Chinese roast pork, I think that’s the perfect taste to relate it to. Also, a strong herb taste oozed through the meat. The bread wasn’t the most pleasant though - a little too hard and crusted that I scraped the roof of my mouth. After a few bites, the sandwich became ordinary because the herb flavour was a little strong. The meatball sandwich was great. I personally like the sauce. Beebs commented that the mustard went really well with the sandwich. It’s definitely different from your typical mustard. I didn’t feel like value of the sandwiches held true to the quality though. I thought they could’ve offered a lot more, perhaps add a side. I know that this restaurant represents simplicity, but I still feel something is lacking.
Although the food wasn’t as good as it’s hype, I loved the ambience. It had a very warm, homey feel and the staff were genuinely friendly. I can’t really say much more about the service because we weren’t really waited on.
I don’t know about this one. Give it a try, and perhaps you might have a different spin on the sandwich. It must be popular for a reason.