After reading reviews here I was pretty excited to visit, especially with the breads and cakes in mind.
However, I guess 11am is too early as we were informed due to the cold weather that the dough needed more time to rise and fresh bread wouldn't be available until 12:30ish.
This is understandable, but for a place that's supposedly known for its baked goods, it would have been nice to have a notice on here saying what time bread is available so that we could have planned accordingly.
Having lived in China for some time and being used to unfriendly service, it was still a little strange when the girl behind the counter didn't bring the menus or point them out to us even after we told her we were there to eat (用餐). After staring at the blackboard for a bit, I found the menus laying by the register and brought them over to our table myself.
It was also strange to us when we inquired about the all day breakfast special (which was written on the blackboard as well as in the menu) when the girl told us it was only available on Sundays. If this is true, it didn't make sense why it was written on the "Daily" specials blackboard and the menu didn't mention Sunday only either.
Unperturbed by this, we still ordered a few other items.
The "tomato soup and naan bread" was basically what we deemed as DIY pizza with the "tomato soup" tasting like tomato sauce (or a salsa at best) with the "naan" being toasted pizza dough with a little seasoning. The tomatoes used in the "soup" were also pretty sour. I think it would have been better if they had served the "soup" with some tostitos and listed it as chips and salsa instead.
The beef lasagna tasted great but was only kind of lukewarm. It made us feel like it had been frozen and they just didn't heat it up enough...
The pizza tasted great but had so much oil (puddles of oil on the cheese) I felt like it would easily send our cholesterol over the top; thus, a slice TO heaven.
To their credit, the food was served very promptly and the overall quality was still acceptable. I guess it's a nice quiet place to hang out but not really eat. The prices were also very reasonable.
Some places leave you with a satisfied feeling and thoughts of "When can we come again?" Others, unfortunately, like this one just merit an "That was okay, let's eat somewhere else next time".