Charlottetown Food News

Still no reports from the Royal Tandoor. I phoned over to see if they had a menu for take-out or delivery, but they said they’re only offering a buffet for the time being and those things are to come later. Let me know if you’ve eaten there.

The July issue of The Buzz has an ad for a new coffee shop in Founder’s Hall on the Charlottetown waterfront; is this the Campbell Webster operation reported to be going down there, or is that still to come?

In other coffee-shop news, the new Barristas place on University Avenue is only open from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., emulating the Cora’s “breakfast and lunch only” style. But they don’t serve wild fruit dishes like Cora’s does.

Meanwhile, Cora’s reopened this week after a brief closure — reportedly to switch franchisees.

The highfalutin Rustico restaurant Dayboat (actually it’s “dayboat,” e.e. cummings style) has a full-colour, full-page ad in The Buzz too, which seems sort of like Trying Too Hard (if it’s so great, why do they need to advertise?). I’ve had two reports of bad Dayboat meals so far this year; if you’ve had a good (or bad) meal there, please report in.

Oh, and the Formosa Tea House is closed on July 1.


Lola's picture
Lola on June 21, 2006 - 18:09 Permalink

Where is the Downtown Diner located? Or, in more PEI fashion, what was its former name?

Peter Rukavina's picture
Peter Rukavina on June 21, 2006 - 20:27 Permalink

Barristas aka Downtown Diner is located on University Ave. between Grafton and Queen on the west side, beside Dow’s and near the entrance to the Confederation Court Mall. From the look of the work going on inside today, I’d say they’re set to open very soon.

Nathan's picture
Nathan on June 22, 2006 - 23:50 Permalink

Its former name is Checkers.