The Underground Café is located in the basement of a building on Arthur Street in the exchange – just a building tunnel away from our office. This makes The Underground a frequent food source of ours. The first thing you’ll probably notice once you walk down the stairway to get to the restaurant is the walls (well, probably the strong food smell first, but then the walls make you forget all about that). The walls are painted with all sorts of familiar figures including Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Joni Mitchell and Salvidor Dali. Not exactly classy, but very interesting. It gets to be like a “Where’s Waldo?” once you start looking hard enough.
One draw back of The Underground is that it makes a better summer restaurant than a winter one due to most of the sandwiches being of the cold variety, plus it’s hard to convince yourself to go outside in the morning for a breakfast bagel (which are top notch at The Underground). Luckily, we know just what to order to stay warm and enjoy our sandwiches.
Andrew and I enjoyed a hot, delicious bowl of cream of mushroom soup while Thom and Andrew sipped on some nice warm tea. As an appetizer, we ordered a plate of toasted pita bread with hummus. Very delicious.
For the main course, Thom got the “Sun Burger,” The Underground Café’s famous veggie burger. I got a “Wendy,” and Andrew got a tuna melt. Quite delicious, but definitely overshadowed by our appetizers. Overall, it was probably the best meal I’ve ever had at The Underground. So, be sure to catch them on a good day and you wont be disappointed.