My colleague Rascal and I recently toured around a part of Calgary. After checking out several projects, we stopped by Le Matin in Silver Springs. For this blog posting, I’m picking Donna Summer’s “She Works Hard for the Money” because I hum this song whenever I’m having a bad day.
Rascal’s sister eats here after church with her friend. The cafe is small and from outward appearances, looks more like a coffee shop than a cafe that makes hearty sandwiches and delicious lunch specials.
I ordered a Clubhouse ($10.50). I was surprised the sandwich didn’t come with a side of soup or chips, but when my dish arrived, I understood why. This is a huge MF sandwich! Each half sandwich contained three thick slices of bread, a ton of ham and good quality bacon. You don’t see sandwiches like this anymore.
Rascal ordered the lunch special – Crispy Chicken with Rice ($13). Again, this was a large portion. Lots of chunks of batter white chicken. I wished Rascal offered to let me try a tiny piece, but he didn’t. So much for comradery. I asked him if he wanted half of my sandwich. He said no. His chicken entree looked and smelled appetizing and Rascal confirmed it was a tasty dish.
The cafe was filled with locals that seem familiar with the friendly owner running the front. Other popular dishes include wraps, soups and specialty drinks.