I heard this horrible rumor that Yoshoku-ya is closed or has been sold to new owners....what a horrifying thought because I love that place. It doesn't show closed on Urban Spoon so one of these days, I'll have to head downtown and check it out myself. I just pray that the same thing does not happen to Cafe De L'Orangie. If Cafe De L'Orangie closes, I will cry.
The decor is still pretty much the same quaint style as before, maybe just a little re-arranging of some of the tables and fireplace.
A nice house salad with fresh, crisp veggies to keep me from feeling guilty.
I got the hambagu steak this time around and it was so increbily tender and moist....it was flawless. The veg were cooked better than some high-end places I've been to recently and the sauce is perfectly matched to the patty of meat. I could have eaten two of these.
Like many yoshoku-style food, the rice comes on a plate. I'm used to this now, but when I first encountered it, I thought it was weird to eat rice off a plate.
Although it's listed as a cafe, I don't drink much coffee and I like to go here for the food. It's about as yoshoku-style as you can get and I thank my lucky stars that it's around. The food is awesome, the prices are reasonable, and the service is incredibly friendly. Staffed by maybe one server, one person in the kitchen and a proprietor who clearly loves what he's doing, Cafe De L'Orangie is a place that I hope will be around forever. What I fear most is a double-edged blade. It's not well known so I never have to wait for a table (good for selfish me), but it will need to get it's name out there and draw more people to stay in business. I only hope that the rent is low enough to keep the owner interested enough to stay in business.