1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford (in the Abbotsford Convent) | Website
Ok, we’ve been arguing about how many mochi to give this one. But I’ll get onto the actual food first. Arriving on a busy day at the Abbotsford Convent, we sat outside on one of Kappaya’s benches. We were told that they were very busy (hence no indoor seat!) and that there would be a twenty minute wait on the food, so we ordered asap – and our food arrived 5 minutes later!
Anyway, the menu is simple. Order the bento, or various bento items separately.
Bento with steamed chicken, tofu quiche, sweet and spicy vegie onigiri and salmon onigiri.
Bento with steamed chicken, crispy fried veg, eggplant onigiri, miso tofu onigiri.
For bubsy, the green tea and pear cupcake.
The food was fresh and simple – hubby thinks it was bland. The service is friendly, although I think we got the one waitress who was a little clueless. The coffee is so-so, but the cakes are awesome. The outdoor seating would’ve have been fantastic on a sunny day, but we sat in the chilly wind!
To cut to the verdict, I’ve decided on a one mochi. The meal was nice, but not so good that it countered the fact that we were sitting in the wind and were waited on by a very flustered and confused waitress. We weren’t entirely full afterwards, but not starving either. If we went back to the Convent or visited the nearby Collingwood Children’s Farm, we’d probably go to Lentil As Anything or the Convent Bakery instead.
Rating: One mochi