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O&B Canteen NOW OPEN + O&B Cafe, Oakville


O&B Canteen: 330 King St. West, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto

O&B Cafe & Grill: 240 Leighland Avenue #235, Oakville

The new TIFF building’s restaurant is now open – here’s their menu online. It seems to always be packed in there and one day I will try it.

Not too long ago, we dined at the O&B cafe & grill at Oakville Place. Here, some shots.

The bread was delicious! So cutely packaged in a little metal box with little covered butter pots (reminded me of the packaging we used to get on airplanes back in the day).

This location of O&B has a really nice, quiet patio, designed in sleek woods and metals and clean lines.

Okay, but back to the bread. MMM MM mmm….warm, soft, and with a dab of butter…melted right in the mouth.

Did I mention the bread? It was soooooooooooo good!

To start us off we got the popcorn shrimp, which was AMAZING!  Very greasy though, but they’d already thought of that, placing the deep fried shrimp on a bed of crunchy filler crispy noddles which soaked up all the excess oil avoiding making the plate look slick.

Didn’t really need the miso mayo it arrived with, the shrimp was just perfect on it’s own.

We enjoyed a glass of Lillypilly Shiraz and a local beer.

Okay, so now, after quite some time had passed (and much bread had been consumed) another server arrived at our table with someone elses order: a plate of mac and cheese and a beef burger.  We noted to ourselves that our own server was too busy chatting it up with the couple (who appeared to be regulars) next to our table to notice this mistake on their part.

We send the food back and finally our server comes over and to compensate asks us if we want soup or salad…we chose salad and received a delicious spinach salad with sugar-coated pecans and thinly sliced pears…mMMmmmm MMM! Not exactly a healthy salad, I  assure you, but welcomed nonetheless!

Finally our meal arrives:  a chicken burger with fries and a margarita pizza. Boy, was the burger ever tasty! Usually when one orders a chicken burger, one gets a bland hunk of chicken breast with sorry looking grill marks on either side. Am I right? This, however was actual ground chicken, like we make at home. Very moist and juicy; I’d get it again in a heartbeat. Did I mention it came with bacon? Yesssssss!

The pizza had a super thin crust and was very light and non-greasy. Great tasting and a nice change from the burger.

The food was fantastic, our server was not.  Even by the time we were ready for the bill, he was still chatting it up with the regulars.  We didn’t even get water refills once or asked how our food was.  When he finally did bring us our bill, it was the wrong one!  Yay!

Still, I’d go back for that shrimp.

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7 thoughts on “O&B Canteen NOW OPEN + O&B Cafe, Oakville

  1. I love a good,fresh bread! There is nothing better then that:)
    Btw: How are you doing after the food poisoning? Hope,better!

    Posted by Diana | August 25, 2010, 12:22 pm
  2. replace the chicken with some good ol beef and we have a date!
    btw I’m coming in Sept! Where are we eating!??!?!

    Posted by akim_hobo | August 25, 2010, 5:22 pm
  3. I’m a lightbox usher and I was very happy to hear that there might be some staff deals to be found. I wonder what the upstairs restaurant will be like.

    Posted by exploded daniel | August 26, 2010, 9:52 pm
  4. I went to the Canteen on King tonight and it was quite good. The staff was very attentive and the food tasty. I’ll post on my blog soon. Definately worth a Foodhogger visit!

    Posted by Lurgs | August 29, 2010, 12:32 am

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