I'd gone to this café/pub once before during Mother's Day weekend 2010, but at that time I committed a cardinal foodie error by forgetting to bring my camera with me. This time around I'd almost committed the same error again, but I'd caught myself in time and made sure I could take pictures of the food I ate there. Lady of the Lake actually has two components. The first one is the café/pub, morphing from a more restaurant-like setting in the day and evening to a place where people could be entertained by live music, DJ's and even an occasional dance lesson; the other component is an eclectically styled home furnishing store.
|Carrot ginger soup at Lady of the Lake.|
|Chipotle Chicken Club, with a side of tortilla corn chips and salsa, from Lady of the Lake.|
|A closer look at Lady of the Lake's Chipotle Chicken Club sandwich.|
One thing I really like about Lady of the Lake is that it serves homemade food and homestyle cooking that is still presented well and in a classy manner. In a small city that is heavily dominated by franchises and restaurants that serve passable fare, this place is a beacon for foodies living in, visiting or passing through Brandon. If there's one regret I have about visiting this place, it would be that I still have yet to find room in my stomach to try one of the homemade desserts there. Hopefully I'll have the opportunity on my third visit, whenever that may be.
Name: Lady of the Lake
Address: 135-B 17th St. N., Brandon, MB
Cuisine: Café, Pub
Price Range: Lunch $10-$20; Dinner $15-$45