Sunday, May 15, 2011

Restaurant Review :: Cheeky Monkey Deli

I've had a less-than stellar week.  So after a second trip to the vet on Friday with my kitty, Ruby, I decided to treat myself to a nice lunch before I headed back into work.  There are quite a few great options right around my neighborhood - Cafe Latte, Bread & Chocolate, to name a few -- but just a mile away in the Selby & Dale neighborhood there are some awesome places to eat!  One of my faves is Cheeky Monkey Deli

The first thing you notice when you walk in (besides the huge crowd of people clamoring to get the the yummy food) is the giant menus.  Big, colorful, and filled with delicious-sounding sandwiches. 

They serve hot sandwiches, cold sandwiches, pressed sandwiches, some salads & soups, desserts, AND wine & beer!  THEY HAVE HAPPY HOUR!!  Don't forget, I love to eat but I also love me some booze drinks.  Anyway.....

After ordering and getting your number, you head over the dining room area to wait.  There are some rows of tables but if you walk a bit further in, it has almost a living room feel.  Big leather couches with coffee tables, a fireplace, and other chair/table combos that you might not expect in a restaurant.  It's comfy, cozy, with a bit of an eclectic flair.  Plus I always love sitting in bustling restaurants surrounded by people who are LOVING their food.  Makes me smile.  And order more.

I ordered my sandwich to go -- a roasted vegetable sandwich with hummus on ciabatta bread.  (Note: pre-veggie Christine also LOVED the ham & brie sandwich!) 

Wow.  WOW.  This sandwich was a-ma-zing.  The roasted vegetables gave the sandwich a smokey flavor that I had been subconsciously craving since that morning (my neighbor was grilling in the morning...JEALOUS).  And the veggies were soft but still had a bit of a crunch to them.  The hummus was the perfect addition, adding it's own smokiness and a creamy texture to the veggie sandwich.  The veggies included some summer squash, red peppers, asparagus, spinach and maybe some tomato and mushrooms.  I honestly couldn't tell -- I ate it so fast!  Check it out -- maybe you'll see some that I missed in my sandwich-eating fervor.

YUM.  Oh it was so yummy.  And it was only $7!!  The perfect way for me to brighten up the end of this blah week.  If you're looking for some seriously awesome and inventive sandwiches in a great spot for a fab price, look no further than Cheeky Monkey Deli.  This entire neighborhood is filled with foodie gems.  Cheeky Monkey Deli is certainly one of them!


  1. I just drove past Cheeky Monkey moments ago and thought to myself, I should eat there someday. Your veggie sammich just solidified my decision. :) I can't wait to try it!

  2. Yay! It's so good -- I'm sure you'll love it :) Do you live in this neighborhood??

  3. The owner of Cheeky Monkey Deli is a very good friend of mine & my hubby's. Thanks for putting the good word out there! The food & atmosphere at Cheeky Monkey are fabulous! And it's in a cute neighborhood... & has Solo Vino right next door as well! Score! Check it out, you won't be disappointed! :)

  4. Well tell them job well done! I love this place. I've never been to Solo Vino but I will certainly add it to my list of places to visit :) After looking at your blog, now I can't stop thinking about the tres leche cake at Cheeky Monkey...I might need to make another trip over there!

  5. I know this is an older post but I just came across it. I love this place! We should plan a HH hear once I am on normal people hours in April! Also did you know that Brassa has a HH! I LOVE Brassa... not sure how their vegetarian options are, but I think you said you'd had some. Plus they have Fulton, and Surley on tap (+ more).