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How many quaint/cutesy/cozy cafes can spring up before we reach the saturation point? Have we reached it already?
I mean, based on how you feel about brunch... this sorta falls under the aged old question of can there be too much of a good thing. And I suspect the answer is almost always yes.
These sort of establishments fulfill the dreams of many to open a restaurant without having to completely go broke in the process of doing so. In the time since I've been bplayer's r Taiwan, I have been to my fair share of these diners and they really do come in all shapes and sizes. I think there is a good side effect to eating at these restaurants so often, when you go to a good one, it immediately stands out.
Does Chez Moi stand out? Nope. Does that mean its bad? Nope. Is this the warmest endorsement? Nope. But its not bad.
Chez Moi is in a nice busy location and definitely has a pleasant homely feel to it. Its not overly spacious and the seating feels a teensy bit cramped, but that probably adds to the coziness of it all.
An open kitchen, some nice rustic touches and the decent use of space, gives the overall vibe a better than average score.
French Toast/Omelette combo.
The food? Meh. But you can do a lot worse than having no real opinion about the food. It was hot, it was perfectly tasty, but I just felt the menu brought absolutely no creativity and or surprises to the choices. That and I felt the food choices was a bit too minimal.
Apparently all of their efforts went into creating absurd drink combinations (albeit tastily absurd). I think a good half of the menu was dedicated to drinks (the non-alcoholic kind... I know right, what gives).
On the whole I can't argue with the notion that way too much money and more importantly, way too many calories are wasted on liquids. Sure... there is the whole we need fluids to survive thing... but that doesn't mean it has to cost us the equivalent of another seperate entree.
Then again.. can a price tag be placed on a sensation that comes with a cold beer on a hot day..... the lesson as always.. i know nothing.
But I would suggest that you might as well pony up some extra cash for something cool and sweet to accompany your perfectly pedestrian meal.
It means you won't have to waste hrs on research to find the perfect diner to meet your needs...because let us be honest... that place only exists for the taste buds in your dreams.
More and more we are paying for decor and atmosphere... and i think in that regard Cafe Moi does just fine. It's a good little restaurant that gets lost in the shuffle.. a category of existence that most good restaurants fall into. There are worse fates.
Overall Cafe Moi receives:
6.5 seals of approval. (As you can see.. this update comes courtesy of the cell phone.. revisions will follow soon. Thanks!)