The coffee-drinking cultures of Seattle and Old World Europe intertwine at The Wired Monk. Baristas swirl steamed milk into organic, fair-trade coffee drinks, which guests sip beside hand-painted art and a roaring fireplace. Meanwhile, the scent of cinnamon rolls wafts from the bakery case, past aromatic tea leaves by Zhena Gypsy and Mighty Leaf. Red espresso, a roobois tea from the mountains of South Africa, fills caffeine-free lattes with flavours as bold and smooth as a saxophone’s pick-up lines. Healthy treats such as fruit smoothies and gluten-free muffins round out the menu with a touch of sweetness. The sound of tapping toes fills the shop on Thursday nights, when artists such as Harma White and Vaughan McKay flaunt their rock ’n’ roll chops. Large-screen TVs draw sports fans to the couches on game days, and drink specials lure wine lovers on Wednesday nights.
Champions of adhering to traditional recipes and culinary practices, a father-and-son team serves as both the owners and head chefs of New Passage to India. Their kitchen staff whips up dishes native to a variety of Indian regions, granting diners a taste of the subcontinent without the paper cuts that come from eating maps. They handcraft ingredients such as house-made paneer cheese, garden-fresh mushrooms, and fresh lamb with pinches of hand-ground spices. Sensitive to varied tolerances of piquancy, the chefs customize the heat levels of many of their creations to individual preferences. Affable servers wend from table to table within the dining room’s deep-green walls and wooden columns.
An homage to authentic New York slices, Ah Beetz pampers unbleached sourdough crusts, leavened with wild yeast and fresh ingredients. The 14” Di Fara pizza ($18) sauces a crispy discus with pepperoni, artichoke hearts, mozzarella, fior de latte, fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil, and parmigiano-reggiano before hurling it mouthward and medalward. Other specialty pies boast appealing amalgamations including ham and pineapple or capicola and jalapeños (prices start at $13 for a 14”). Appetite architects can build their own pizzas using a plethora of meats, veggies, cheeses, and the tears of a wooden puppet who longs to be a real boy.
Boston Pizza offers a casual dining setting with over 100 menu items: pastas & gourmet pizzas made with our signature hand pressed dough.
With two locations to serve you in Abbotsford, we've got you covered. Come in with your family, or catch a game on our big screen TVs.
For lunch or dinner, the Abbotsford location of Pita Pit offers a variety of stuffed pita options ($4.49-$7.79). Favourites include the meaty gyro, or unhinge your jaw and try the Dagwood club with turkey, ham, and roast beef, or the chicken crave with chicken and ham. Vegetarians can also find delicious items on the menu, such as the falafel or hummus pitas. If your nonconformist stomach refuses to be satiated by any of the menu items, build your own pita and choose from a potpourri of stuffings, including pickles, mushrooms, jalapeños, pineapple, croutons, tzatziki, barbecue sauce, ranch dressing, and wishes.
The Pantry blankets plates with comfort foods for the family to share while shining early-morning light with its extensive breakfast menu available until 4 p.m. Crow like a death-metal cockerel before lapping up the salisbury steak and eggs, a lone grilled steak saddled with two eggs any style, hash browns, and a choice of toast or three buttermilk pancakes ($9.99). The strawberry belgian waffle is luxuriously pampered with warm strawberries, icing sugar, and real whipped cream ($8.79), and the golden french toast bakes The Pantry's specialty batter into thick slices of bread that double as convenient cymbal mufflers ($7.59). The Pantry also offers Sunday brunch from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.