Nelson the Seagull is a cafe in Gastown. They are known for their coffee and their simple foods. Once you step foot inside of here, you’ll realize its very hipster. It’s a great place to do some work over a coffee, or just sit to find inspiration. The space is very very open.
I’ve heard lots about it, so I came to have lunch here with KoreanGirl, Mandu and Jojocake.
Their kitchen is very open, no wall, no doors, nothing. You can see them at work making your meal.
Here is their menu.
Tea ($2.50) comes in their super cool ceramic cups. Its shaped like a crinkled beer cup. You know, the one where you play beer pong with. Kinda expensive for tea…but I love tea.
Carnivore Sandwich ($9) has cilantro pesto, Dijon, boerenkaas cheese, and Big Lou’s Pastrami on top of their house made rustic bread. It also comes with a mini salad on the side consisting of apple, spinach and onion with a vinaigrette sauce.
All of us at the table ended up ordering the carnivore sandwich. I think it was the only meaty item they had on their menu for lunch.
The best part of this sandwich was Big Lou’s Pastrami! I thought the sandwich was really good, but the others had some mixed thoughts about the sandwich. Some thought it was salty, some thought the bread was a bit tough and burnt looking.
I personally would go again since the meat was so damn good!
Overall, Nelson the Seagull has a very simple straight forward menu with decent prices.
Words of Wisdom:
- No parking, best to skytrain and walk a bit from Stadium Station
- Limited lunch menu
- Under $10
- Carnivore sandwich is a must
315 Carrall Street