12 August 2011

AJ's Organic Cafe and Blogger Meetup

Today I headed downtown to have lunch with the lovely
 (birthday girl) Marianne from French Fries To Flax Seeds

I was so excited to meet her when she told me she was coming
 to Victoria to visit, so I suggested we try out AJ's Organic Cafe

Located inside The Atrium

Gorgeous interior

Beautiful bright light streaming through the many windows

Ceiling view

Long rows of modern tables and chairs


Wood paneling 


"Hours of Deliciousness" hehe

Inside the Cafe

They have the menu projected on the wall!


Green Wall with living plants :)

Lot's of fresh meals and desserts...

Wraps, Sandwiches, Salads etc.

Carrot Cupcakes Cakes

View from our sitting area

And just as quickly as we ordered, our food arrived!

I got the Turkey Gobble Wrap

Free-run, non-medicated turkey breast with garlic chive cheese,
 shredded vegetables, mayo and mustard, in a whole wheat tortilla

Marianne ordered the Turkey Pear Wrap... Mmm both great choices if you ask me :)

The waitress noticed the Birthday Card I made Marianne and brought 
over a complementary Carrot Cake, and two forks, to celebrate! And 
because sharing is caring, we both dug in and savored this delicious dessert :)

Happy Birthday Marianne

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Unknown said... [reply]

what a perfect day and a perfect birthday for marianne.

Lauren said... [reply]

that carrot cake/muffin....words cannot describe.... :)

Danielle said... [reply]

Oh my goshhh that carrot cake looks amazing! Perfect lunch spot. :) P.S. You are gorgeous!

Meri said... [reply]

The design and architecture is really cool- and the food definitely looks tasty too! Fun place!

Marianne (frenchfriestoflaxseeds) said... [reply]

Thanks for suggesting the lunch spot, because it was delicious! And it was great to hang out for a couple hours, chatting and enjoying birthday carrot cake. We'll have to check out another place next time I find myself over in your neck o' the woods :D

Chelsea said... [reply]

Cute cafe! That's so cool how their menu is projected on the wall. And free carrot cake makes it even better! :D

sara @ the foodie diaries said... [reply]

SUCH a cute cafe!! I love blogger meetups, I can't wait to have my first one!! :)

Lana said... [reply]

I wish we had an organic cafe here! I love th plants on the wall (:

Ayla said... [reply]

That is such a cute cafe! Everything about it is gorgeous and inviting.

Errign said... [reply]

Yum. Great food, blogger meetups and free cake - can't go wrong there!

Sarah@The Flying Onion said... [reply]

I *love* it when places give a special touch like that. It sets the great cafes and restaurants apart from all the rest, in my opinion. =)

Looks like a fabulous outing! =)

Anonymous said... [reply]

Aaah happy birthday Marianne! People are so nice-- that was so sweet of that employee to give you guys a cupcake! It looks SO YUM!

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said... [reply]

What a beautiful building! how nice of your server to give you guys a carrot cake!

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

Sounds like a perfect meet up! The food looks amazing and fresh! The cake looks delicious! YUM! I hope you're having a great weekend!

Kat said... [reply]

Love-love-love bloggy meet-ups! I'm not even really a carrot cake person and that arrangement looked like it was to die for.

p.s. SUCH a fan of natural light :)

Amy said... [reply]

The Atrium looks like such a gorgeous space and that cafe looks delicious!
Thanks for the sweet comments on my Vege-versary :)
I hope you enjoyed that carrot cake it looks gorgeous!!

Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun said... [reply]

That restaurant is gorgeous! I know an odd word to describe a restaurant, but it is! Love it all. And the "hours of deliciousness" thing cracked me up too.

I have a feeling I would love that place. Great wraps and nice people to give a complimentary carrot cake (that looks that good!). Yes please!

Anonymous said... [reply]

That cafe looks so awesome! It would be hard to find since it's inside the atrium I would thing, but it would definitely be worth it, the food looks delicious!

Hannah said... [reply]

Wow, that building and the ambiance alone look like reasons to stop here. So beautiful, and I'm loving all of that sunlight! It doesn't hurt that the food looks pretty good, too. ;)

Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance said... [reply]

I've yet to have a blogger meet up :( But please allow me to say that the organic cafe looks PHENOMENAL.

Diana @ VeggieNextDoor said... [reply]

How fun - a blogger meetup PLUS a beautiful, delicious restaurant! I love the card you made her - it's so pretty and thoughtful!

Sara @ Nourish and Flourish said... [reply]

I love cute cafe's like AJ's...I just wish there were more of them! Even in Washington DC, it's tough to find casual restaurants that feature organic, sustainable meat and produce. Maybe I need to come visit you in BC. Date at AJ's? :-)

What a cute card you made Marianne! I love the sparkling jewels! <3

sarah (onedayiwillseethesun) said... [reply]

wow what a lovely cafe, that cupcake looks amazing.

Kelsey said... [reply]

Looks like a perfectly lovely day. So glad you two got to share it!

Anonymous said... [reply]

I think I need to go here next time I'm in Vic... For the kale slaw!!

Cute card! <3

ginseng supplements said... [reply]

They have different choices of organic foods and desserts available.

Samantha said... [reply]

Wow, I just did a complete 360. I went to University of Guelph (not sure if you've heard of it, it's in Ontario) but our atrium looked 100% like that, it totally felt like a deja-vu moment.

That cupcake looks absolutely divine, wish I would of known about this place when I went to Victoria for that cupcake alone :P


Anonymous said... [reply]

Blogger meet ups are SO fun! And pretty cool that you got to hang with Marianne on her birthday! That restaurant looks so chic. :)

Krista @ Krista's Kraving's

Anonymous said... [reply]

Oh wow, Kelsey, you look so happy and HEALTHY and beautiful. I am so glad for you :)
What a lovely day.

Yolie @ Practising Wellness said... [reply]

That cafe looks so cute...love the hours of deliciousness! Your gobble wrap too looks very yummy. What a lovely blogger meet up! <3 xyx

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

Happy belated birthday to Marianne!

Toronto Girl West said... [reply]

Oh my!!!!!!!!!! I took one look at this post and called the Husband over to look at the gorgeous architecture. Apparently, he's been there and ate at the same place. Meanwhile, I'm clearly over-due for a visit.

I honestly feel like Victoria has gotten cooler since I left! :P

The Husband and I then had a good laugh that after we left our current home in the Kootenays it would likely turn into the next Banff. HA!

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