Sonoma Market Cafe
520 5th Ave SW
Located in the Plus 15 between the Aquitaine Tower and Chevron Plaza, Sonoma was the preferred destinations for the lunch time pals (Lauren, John, Harry, Eric and Andrea). Being in the building brought back so many great memories! The close handed slap, the horse talk, spoon stabbings... Ohhhh the good times we had! The reason we loved it was because it offered great food at affordable prices. Friday steak sandwiches with soup or salad for $8.95. Sweeeeeet.
For the rest of the week? South western steak salad is where it's at! Romaine lettuce tossed in a spicy dressing topped with strips of steak, slices of avocado, tomato salsa, sour cream, medley of cheese and nacho strips. Amazing. The mixture of flavours complimented each other very well. The nacho strips were still crispy despite a 15 minute walk back to the office. The steak, cooked to medium rare, was tender and soft. I think they mix the dressing in the kitchen as it was not as spicy as the last time I ordered it. Bonus! 10 out of 10. Still one of my favorite restaurants but it's only open during the day Mondays to Fridays. I highly recommend it to all the downtown folks. Even if you don't work downtown, you should make a trip to check it out. Totally worth it. Totally.