We all go to Subway just for the cookies, right? I mean, the subs are tasty and all – six inch ham with honey mustard, hold the cheese please – but we’re all just there for the cookies. You know the drill. The servers asks you as they wrap up your sub, “Would you like anything else with that?” You sort of fumble a bit, squint over at the cookie cabinet, and say off-handedly, “Oh, I guess a cookie. Two. Three. Yeah, five cookies.”
Subway cookies have that fantastic under-cooked, doughy, soft texture that I just love. Every time I have a cookie I actually compare it to Subway’s. So I was thrilled to eat a home made cookie from a local cafe that was just as good – if not better – than Subway’s. I’m talking about Merry Berry, a cute little place in a big old Victorian house on upper Parliament Street.
Merry Berry serves up coffee (we had a $3 small cappuccino, and a $3.75 large latte), treats, breakfast and lunch. Their food menu has a strong vegie and organic focus, and their prices are very reasonable – an average of about $8 for meals. Our cookie was a buck – hell yes – and was soft and doughy perfection. D’s latte was excellent, although my cappuccino was sub-par – but what’s new.
The ambiance is lovely and cosy, and the service is swift and polite. So, next time you’re craving one of those sweet, sweet Subway cookies, march right on past and check out Merry Berry instead.
Cafe & Bistro
559 Parliament St (Parliament & Wellesley)