Quite often, I refer to Urbanspoon for my dining destinations. Admittedly, it is not the end-all for all the best places to eat. Thus, I turned to Yelp! this time and found Finch's Tea & Coffee House. In actuality, I already knew about this place; but it was nowhere on my radar. Well... since Vandelay and I were nearby munching on tacos at La Taqueria, I decided to try out their popular Pear, Brie and Prosciutto sandwich. Obviously, there are other items on the menu including breakfast, soups and beverages. But there is no mistaking their signature sandwich.
Seeing that seating was at a premium, I decided to get my order to go. In addition to the sandwich, I got a Tomato Bisque. As I was waiting for my order, I kept thinking to myself about how the picture would turn out if they wrapped up my sandwich. Would it be smushed? Would it look unfresh? My OCD took over and I went up to the counter and asked if they could let me take a picture of it before they wrapped it up. With an excellent picture of the sandwich on my camera, I left happy as a clam.
One bite into the sandwich and as Kevin would put it best, I had a "foodgasm". With taste buds exploding and soft brie oozing out (sorry for the visual), it was really good. A perfect marriage of sweet, salty, aromatic and tart, this sandwich is one of the best I've had in Vancouver. In fact, for about the same price, I'm not even sure why people line up at Salumi in Seattle. Granted they make their own meats there; but this sandwich at Finch's kicks the ones I had at Salumi. The bisque was also quite good. With the taste of fresh tomato and basil, the soup was smooth and not tart at all. It was creamy without being creamy, if that makes any sense. I don't get excited about sandwiches very often; however, you really must try this sandwich out, it'll blow your mind.
- Fresh ingredients, freshly made items
- The food just tastes great
- Friendly service
- Not cheap
- It's small, go for takeout