|Smaug's Delight w/ Bacon and Fruit|
|Smaug's Delight w/ Sprouts and Black Beans|
Another member of our table ordered The Dwalin, which is a sandwich of curry chicken salad with grapes, almonds, lettuce, tomato, and mayo, with a side of shredded carrots.
My sandwich was good. The turkey was moist and flavorful. The cheese was hot and melty and the bacon was cooked crisp. My only complaint is that the sandwich had too much avocado. "How in the hell can there ever be too much avocado?", you ask. Well, when about a third of the volume of your sandwich is made of avocado and it compromises the structural integrity and overwhelms the other ingredients is when you have too much.
|Athelas Kiwi Strawberry|
Along with my smoothie I also ordered a mixed berry tea. It was spot on for the hot summer day. It had a great bright red color that made it look really appetizing. Even without sweetener, it was very tasty. I had a flavor not unsimilar to water with a hint of lemon it, only stronger.
The one thing I will say was beyond excellent was the gingerbread pancake. My friend ordered just one pancake so he could taste it and let me have a bite. It blew my mind. It was moist and fluffy and it tasted like GINGER-BREAD. What I mean by that is the pancake did not taste like gingerbread in the shape of a pancake. It tasted like a pancake with some ginger accents. It was great.
The Hobbit Cafe has some intriguing menu items that make me want to come back. However, I feel I must warn you about a number of things. While the prices on the menu are reasonable, I did feel that they failed to convey some of the charges that ended up on my bill. For instance, I was expecting the sandwich to not include a side. However when the waiter asked me what side I wanted, he did not tell me that they were extra, or there was a steep substitution fee. This was also true of the bacon. Now, while I kind of expected a surcharge on the bacon, I was not expecting it to be as much as it was. I certainly would have declined if I had known via the menu or the waiter.
All in all this was a pleasant experience. I would not say no to going back. After all, they have been around for a long time for a reason.