Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Off-Convoy: Up2Yoü

First Visit:

Snow ice with mango.  Never had snow ice before but it was pretty tasty, though way more than I could eat. The mango was kind of woody and underripe.
We LOVE these birdcage lamps!  They did all the decorating themselves, Miko found out.
Milk tea--kind of blah.
OKAY THIS IS THE THING!!  The honey toast is the most delicious honey toast that has ever honey toasted.  All other brick toast is dead to us now.
Second Visit:

 Adorable teapot with a candle to keep it hot!

omg just look at itttttt

Part of their Halloween decorations--this is on the bathroom wall so you see it in the mirror.
Twenty-Fourth Visit:

Okay, it wasn't actually the 24th visit, but we've been coming here for dessert whenever we eat on Convoy. And the toast is plated differently every time! Like here, when they made cocoa silverware silhouettes! How cute is that??                           
Rating: Two thumbs up! 
Date: 10/10/12
Time in: 7:30 PM
Servers' recommendations: Honey toast with condensed milk
What we ordered: Honey toast with condensed milk
Number in our party: 2
Final check amount: $4.58
Notes: 
  • This dinky, adorable cafe is owned by a couple in their mid-20s (although they look like they're 18).  They found the beautifully mismatched furniture and fixtures on Craigslist and at Ross, and they painted the walls themselves.  We've been won over by how cute this place is.  Plus, it has a nice, cozy, laid-back vibe.  We would've come back to hang out, even if it weren't for the honey toast. 
  • But GOOD GOD, the HONEY TOAST!  Because they cut the bread into squares before toasting, each piece is crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.  It is also drenched in butter, which is always a win.  After eating Up2Yoü's version, the brick toast at Tea Garden and Tea Station tastes like ashes.  (And we genuinely liked Tea Garden!  But why go there when Up2Yoü is right down the street?)  I tried my best to recreate their toast for Jenne's birthday, but it was total crap; I don't know what Up2Yoü does differently, but there must be an art to it.  Jenne and I are addicted.  I might have gone three times in the last seven days. 
  • Their teas are VERY sweet. I like the pure white tea (unsweetened), and it goes very well with my toast.
RESTAURANT INFORMATION
Address: 7770 Vickers St, Ste 101 (Okay, it's not EXACTLY on Convoy, but close enough.)
Phone number: 619.663.6388
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Up2youCafe
Accepts credit cards? Yes
Parking: Small shared lot; there's usually a space nearby.
Ideal group size: 1-4
Available vegetarian options: Lots
Noise level: 2-3, depending on how crowded it is

2 comments:

  1. Hey guys! Just found your blog. I am really enjoying it. I love the restaurants on Convoy St and love that you are going through and reviewing them. I will definitely be checking your recommendations before heading to Convoy again. :)

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    1. Thanks, PJ! Let us know how you like them!

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