It’s Friday, it’s been a mighty long winter and you’ve got a hankerin’ for a cheeseburger. I can help you with one of these issues. Now, you might take a look at a map and say something like “c’mon here, Toad, you’re up in the Pacific Northwest region there, this is a mighty long drive just for a cheeseburger”. You’d be right. But, it would be worth it, trust me.
Mrs. Toad and I love food. And we love to run around this island of ours looking for the best places to eat. When we find a special place like the Cow Cafe here, it becomes the best kept secret we love to share with everyone.
Lake Cowichan is one of our favorite places to explore. In the summer, the entire lake almost becomes its own country as the visitors and folks on vacation flock to it to enjoy the lovely weather and abundant water sports. In the winter, it’s a quiet little town that provides the best place to hideaway for the day. The lake itself is huge; I believe it’s one of the biggest lakes on the whole island here. It is peppered with little towns, communities and camp-grounds all around the shore helping to create a distinct island feel.
Inside the restaurant you will find the loveliest ambiance, top-notch service and some of the best food to be found anywhere. With the busy lives we seem to lead, one of the highlights of any weekend is to hit the open road looking for photography opportunities, and of course this is almost always tempered with a stop at the Cow Cafe for lunch.
I am not entirely sure what the secret is to the food they make here, at times I am left wondering if magic isn’t sometimes used. I am your consummate cheeseburger hound, and rarely heap praise on a specific burger unless it really warrants it. The burgers at the Cow Cafe definitely warrant it. Each one is carefully grilled and seasoned, and is accompanied by a basket of the most yummy fries you’ve ever set your sights on. Mrs. Toad loves the veggie wrap, and she usually gets the basket of fries as well. Every time we visit, we pretend to pour over the menu but really this tends to be a fruitless exercise that results in ordering “the usual”.
So now that we’ve got your mouth-watering and you are working on a plan to pop on up for a nice lunch or dinner, we’d also like to mention that we’d be delighted to join you! We need very little coaxing or reasoning to find a good excuse to head over for some food and frivolity. As a matter of fact, I seem to have worked up quite the appetite just writing this blog post… I think it’s cheeseburger time!
Thanks for your visit today, my friends, we really appreciate it. We love to hear from all our visitors, so please don’t hesitate to leave us any comments you may have! And on that note, please have a great weekend!!