Half and Half Cafe

June 10, 2007
Times Visited: 4

Half and Half is situated in the middle of “Indie Block,” next to Rocco’s, Reading Frenzy and Billy Galaxy. There are cool trinkets to buy, some candy (including chic-o-sticks!) and of course coffee drinks and sandwiches, some vegan, some not.

Half and Half is cute and fairly quick. My tempeh/lettuce/tomato sandwich itself was certainly decent, and I appreciated the well toasted bread and inclusion of avocado, but it was lacking something. Maybe it was the fact that for $6, this sandwich only came with a few small pickle slices. At Red & Black Cafe, I can get a similar sandwich with more zing and a big side of chips. We both agreed that specifically, the tempeh was lacking the ‘bacon’ flavor, or any smoky, noticeable flavor, for that matter.

Overall, I’ll stop by again, since it’s downtown and adorable, cheaper than Great Harvest, but it’s not our top list. Plus, it’s pretty painful to look at a chocolate creme pie and then realize the vegan options are scones.

Half and Half - TLTA

Rating: 3 out of 5.
Location: 923 SW Oak St Portland, OR 97205
Hours:Mon-Fri 7:30am-7:30pm, Sat 9am-7:30pm, Sun 9am-6pm


5 responses to “Half and Half Cafe

  1. I concur completely with your review. I went there thinking, naively, that because it was on the so-called “Indie Block” that it would be likely to have vegan options. But it was more like option, singular, and a good but not spectacular one.

  2. well said, Sara. I too, was really excited to try it, being a huge tempeh bacon fan, plus look at those grill marks! I still think the location is adorable, and would go back since I still have a chinook book coupon, but I’m in no rush.

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