Arrived at 11:49 AM
Entrees to Table at 12:13 PM
GOOD COMPANY CAFE | We decided to split up, guys and girls separately, for lunch on this day. The girls had been wanting to go visit Good Company Café, but the guys didn’t think we would all fit, so they went elsewhere.
The café is very cozy, nestled in the middle of a shopping complex, and filled with comfortable furniture and fuzzy blankets. There was plenty of natural light streaming through the large windows on the exterior of the restaurant, giving the place an overall sunny disposition.
Caramel Cake - $5.00
We split a tall slice of the Caramel Cake displayed at the glass-front counter. It looked so appealing in the case that we couldn’t bear the thought of passing it by! It was very tall, drizzled with caramel sauce, and calling our names.
When we received our slice with our lunch, we sampled it and weren’t too satisfied with the cake. Without knowing, two of us separately described the frosting, saying, “It just tastes like butter…” The cake layers were also dry, leading us to believe the cake had been over-cooked or stored in the case for longer than it should have been.
I loved the cafe’s vibe! It’s the first thing that draws you in. With cozy nooks and comfy couches, it’s the perfect place to grab a latte and read a book. And while that sounds great, I felt the food to be lacking.
WHAT SHE ATE:
Roasted Chicken Melt Sandwich w/Side Salad - $10.00
Tomato Jam, havarti, arugula, pesto, pressed on 9 grain toast
My roasted chicken melt was somewhat of a let down. While I greatly enjoyed my cup of hot chocolate, which was, thankfully, not too sweet, my sandwich was left on my plate looking back at me at the end of our meal. The pairing of the tomato jam with the pesto sauce had an super odd flavor when mixed all together, leaving much to be desired. I am, of course, biased. I like simple flavors and combinations. Perhaps, the ingredients were too much of a culinary quest for my taste buds. I would definitely go back and try something a little bit more to my liking! Also, would suggest a visit for a cup of tea and ‘good company.’
Entering Good Company Cafe, I thought to myself, “This is just exactly how I would decorate a cafe if I owned one!” The place is absolutely quaint and adorable, with velvet covered mustard chairs, mismatched dining chairs and tables, cozy couches, soft blankets, and baskets hanging on the walls. All in all, the restaurant has a really pleasing, sunshiney atmosphere.
The cake was the first thing we tasted and we were a little disappointed with it as it was a little stale. After envisioning succulent, moist, full-of-flavor caramel cake, it was dry and nearly flavorless.
WHAT SHE ATE:
Chicken Salad Sandwich w/Firecrackers - $10.00
Greens, on Sourdough
I was more impressed by my Chicken Salad Sandwich than by the cake. The bread was soft, but still had texture. The chicken salad was made with what seemed to be a roasted or rotisserie-cooked chicken, lending a savory aroma to each bite. The only thing I would change about this sandwich is to use less orange/citrus flavor. It was overpowering with this chicken salad and I wished I could taste the other ingredients more predominantly. The “firecrackers” were unique and a favorite that I shared with our table. They were spiced oyster crackers with garlicky and peppery flavors.
The men in the office had been doing manly stuff at a warehouse all morning so the girls in the office decided to go to a little cafe in Huntsville. (We had tried to go there previously with the whole group and they couldn’t seat us all because the space is pretty small.) This time we found seating quickly as two very nice ladies eating there gave us their larger table and moved to a smaller one. The aesthetic of this little place was very cute. Vintage-looking decor and welcoming seating (very cushy).
WHAT SHE ATE:
The California BLT w/Side Salad - $12.00
Roasted turkey, thick-sliced bacon, roasted tomato, avocado, arugula, garlic aioli on sourdough
I ordered a California BLT with a side salad and a cappuccino because it was cold out. The presentation was nice and the sandwich was warm from being toasted. As much as I would like to be able to recommend this cute little place to everyone, I wouldn’t be able to wholeheartedly. It was overpriced for what we got. At a $12 price tag I expect to be wowed by the taste, but my sandwich was pretty underwhelming. The “salad” was spring mix greens and some dressing. The sandwich was okay but nothing to celebrate; the bacon was nearly burned. The cappuccino had a LOT of grounds left in it and didn’t have a good flavor. We also all shared a slice of their caramel cake. We were very excited about it since Good Company is known for their cakes. Unfortunately, it was pretty bland and it tasted like it had been sitting out for a week. Kinda like stale, sweet bread with sweet butter as icing. The only caramel taste was the caramel sauce poured on top.
The decor and setting of this cafe were charming and sweet. Some of the decor included: baskets nailed on the wall, old books spread around, and candles and flowers on the tables. While the cafe was small, we managed to get a table towards the back of the cafe. Because the cafe was small and not a loud environment, we were able to chat while looking at the menu before ordering.
WHAT SHE ATE:
The Good Cobb Salad - $12.00
Thick sliced bacon, cheddar cheese, roasted turkey, tomato, avocado, pickled egg, romaine, house ranch
While the environment and experience was fun, the food and drinks were overpriced for what it was, in my opinion. I ordered the Cobb salad, with no tomatoes, and a $4 lemonade. The lemonade was homemade, and pretty tasty, though it was a little on the weak side. While I enjoyed the experience and my time at the cafe, my salad did not impress me for the cost of it. So, as far as experience, I would recommend this cafe for anyone wanting a nice sit down and pleasing environment.