First Glance – Pronto Caffe – July 2012

9 Jul

3473 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 2W7

T: 604 722 9331
www.prontocaffe.ca

Finally the good weather is upon on us (about time!) and I for one do not want to be cooped up inside whilst the sun is shining. Therefore, this weekend I was on a mission to spend as much time as I could outdoors. I had set my sights on trying out Pronto this weekend and, as luck would have it, they happened to be testing out their first ever brunch session and they had a sunny secluded patio in the back of the restaurant that I had no idea about. Score!

Pronto is small, cute, casual cafe on Cambie Street at 18th, that specializes in porchetta (Italian roast pork), as well as other Italian-inspired paninis, sandwiches, and sides. B and I ordered the following:

Porchetta Sandwich – $8

Breakfast Pizza – $11

Dare I say it? I found that Pronto’s porchetta sandwich had more flavour than the famed Meat and Bread porchetta. Yes, I said it. I want to go back and try it again, just to be sure, but from the first taste it had a lot more herbs and flavour than Meat and Bread’s.

I enjoyed the breakfast pizza, although some might find it a little salty due to the fact that it was made with pancetta rather than bacon (oh man, do I love pancetta!). The egg was a little too goopy for my liking so I think that needed just another minute or so, but overall the food was really good and the prices are very reasonable.

This was my first visit so it is really hard to say if the service was inconsistent with their usual service but it was quite slow-going to place an order, to get our drinks, and to get our food. Apologies were made as it was their first ever attempt at a brunch service, which I understand can be tricky to master. My suggestion would be to go for dinner as they would likely have that down pat.

I won’t let this deter me from returning (and neither should you) and I am already looking forward to my next visit to Pronto.

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5 Responses to “First Glance – Pronto Caffe – July 2012”

  1. Cafe Cookies July 10, 2012 at 1:28 am #

    Wowww!!

    Pizza so delicious..Love pizza n love it…:)

  2. Andi July 10, 2012 at 6:15 am #

    Oh the sandwich looks really yummy, sometimes meat like that can be very dry, but this doesn’t seem to be the case – any sauce?

    • greedyguts July 11, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

      Hi Andi, the meat was really moist when we had but I’m not sure if it would be drier later in the day? It’s possible. There wasn’t a sauce as such, but a lemon mayo and the herb-y fatty goodness that had soaked into the bread.

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