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.
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