Written By Guest Writer Folks / Reporter Dec 12, 2011 Family Lunch Pick: Chef Suzi in the Square SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestSuzi Charlton at Suzi in the Square. Photo by Deanna LadretIn a far off corner of Bastion Square, halfway between The Maritime Museum and the Yates St. Parkade, there lives a little restaurant that serves wholesome coffee breaks and lunches to summer tourists and the Bastion Square 9-to-5 crowd. Unbeknownst to many of us downtowners, Chef Suzi in the Square has been producing tasty homestyle brunches and lunches since September 2009. Now firmly established as a go-to spot for office workers, Chef Suzi is hoping to gain some ground beyond the Square and welcome new faces to the cafe in the upcoming year. As a young child, Suzi Charlton developed a love for homestyle cuisine while learning to cook in her grandmother’s Halifax kitchen. Years later, with a Red Seal Certificate and more than 20 years of experience under her belt, Chef Suzi holds true to the notion that oftentimes, the best food is the least complicated. Her maritime roots are reflected in many of the cafe’s specials, like the ever-popular Lobster Chowder and the cake and cookie recipes from her family’s collection.Chef Suzi in the Square is definitely a child-friendly establishment. If the “Relax, this ain’t the mainland” bumperstickers aren’t enough of a clue, the oilcloth covered tables, multi-coloured chalkboard menu and acrylic canvas adorned brick walls echo the cafe’s relaxed vibe and unassuming attitude. Also, the food is wholesome and quite inexpensive. For $3, you get a bottomless Salt Spring Island Coffee and a freshly baked muffin. $5 gets you coffee and a hefty slice of housemade carrot cake. An impressive list of breakfasts and sandwiches are written on the chalkboard above the bar, while a spread of pastries, cookies, and baked goods sit on cake plates adjacent to the cash register. Though it’s counter service, the cashier will usually bring your food to your table if it isn’t busy. And during the summer months, the patio is a fantastic vantage point for Bastion Square people watching. The cafe will be closed for the holidays from December 20-January 8th.Hours of operation: Open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-3pm. Closed on weekends.Chef Suzi also offers catering and home cooking services. For more information, visit www.chefsuzi.ca ChefsEdiblesfamilyFolksVictoria SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Victoria August 30, 2019 Mary Ploegsma—The Tattoo Series I It was an unforgettable afternoon. Mary Ploegsma served us David’s Tea’s vanilla chai with sweet local strawberries and chocolate biscuits. The ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Food Heroes / Sustainability August 30, 2019 An Evening with Chef Ned Bell and Ocean Wise On August 20, 2019, Ocean Wise and Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Watching Tours teamed up to present the first in a series of speaker events in ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Comments are closed.