By Zachary Wright
Literature lovers rejoice as there is another café for you where they name their orders after renowned classics. Located east off the Fullerton stop, the Bourgeois Pig offers literary themed products in an old home with wooden floors, exposed brick, dim lights, and old French decorations placed around the room. The rooms themselves as like entering an old, traditional café in a tiny village in rural France. The cafe holds an old, pre-World War II charm that is rare to be recaptured properly in this current day.
The food, as mentioned before, is named after literary classics like The Great Gatsby and The Sun Also Rises. The sandwiches and paninis look small but leave you stuffed and content. Vegetarians also have the option to order anything on the menu as the selections (presumably) double as a vegan option.
The Bourgeois Pig also offers a wide range of café classics like tea, espresso, lattes and soft drinks served in long glass bottles to bring back this nostalgic feel most of us never had. However, the Bourgeois Pig is not for the impatient. If you have time to spend to people watch as you eat outside in the outdoor dining areas, then the Bourgeois Pig may be the best place to spend an afternoon with your friends or family. The outdoor seating is better than the indoor when the weather is nice.
The service is nice and all the staff members are very friendly. One problem you may face is how often they run out of certain things like a certain type of cheese, coffee, or even napkins. The room where you order from the counter is very cramped and no staff member tells you if you wait at the counter or find a seat. The service after you order is very slow and seem to only have one chef in the kitchen so the wait times can be unnecessarily long.
All in all, the Bourgeois Pig does deliver in taste, quality and service.