Address: 217 Queen St, Port Perry, ON L9L 1B9
Phone: (905) 982-0707
Port Perry is such a neat little township Northeast of Toronto. It is right on Lake Scugog, a very popular cottage county for a nice relaxing trip away from the city or for a. The town has enough vibrance to keep you attracted, with free parking everywhere!
I visited Port Perry on beautiful warm weekends, which we were blessed with two weekends ago. After a 40 minute drive on Major Mackenzie Road East, I finally saw the edge of the Town, where Tim Hortons and a few Fish and Chips restaurants are located.
The Piano Cafe is located at the end of the Main Street. It was the only noticeable busy cafe on the short strip. The interiors of the cafe, was very homey and cozy, with local art hanging on the walls. Everyone who worked there were so kind and can make quite a conversation. However, waiting to be served was long and waiting for your lunch to arrive was even longer.
Piano Cafe is family owned and their menu is typical, but better than Tim Hortons or at the grocery stores. Their classic lunch menu do not look filling, but they provide you with a finger licking experience when everything was cleared off your plate. I had such a hard time choosing what to eat for lunch because everything looked attractive. My hunger took over my rationality.
Black Forrest Ham and Cheddar on Focaccia ($13.95) is made of blackforest ham, homemade sundried tomato dressing, cheddar and honey mustard sauce baked to perfection. The sandwich was complimented with a choice of soup, green salad or Caesar salad. I obviously chose the soup of the day, which was butternut squash. The sandwich was so rewarding. The ham was thick, but a bit dry in terms of the meat. The meat’s seasoning with the sweet tomato dressing and honey mustard pair was just perfect tangy combination, with a subtle smokey flavour. I wish there were some vegetables on it because they will add more crunch and freshness to the sandwich overall.
Chicken Caesar with Apple Wood Wrap ($13.95) also came complimented with your choice of a soup, green salad or Caesar salad. As above, the butternut squash was chosen. The wrap was full of fresh lettuce and tomatoes, making the wrap crunchy to the bite. The chicken Caesar sauce added a creamy texture to the filling, with a hint of tartness but I could not fully taste the smokey apple wood. Basically, a chicken salad wrap was experienced. It was a good refreshing wrap but I craved for more chicken bites. I really like the butternut squash soup. I could sense the onions’ heat and the starchiness of potatoes blended into the soup. It was smooth and full of seasoning, but was not salty at all.
Piano Cafe had a sense of belonging. It serves tasty comfort foods and the atmosphere was very welcoming. No doubt it was one of the busiest eateries on Main Street. Just like the rest of Port Perry, I sensed a relaxing aura, along with a easy going nature, and enjoyment for all age groups.