We decided to stop there and had an absolutely fun conversation with the couple that was having it. They quickly pointed out that their sale had nothing to do with the estate sale, and we commented on the ingenious opportunity that had to capitalize on the sale up the street.
Irene and I introduced ourselves, and when I told them my name the lady of the house knew who I was, and complimented me on my reviews and columns. We talked about the recent reviews of restaurants, and then she asked me if I had ever been to Swami’s in Point Loma.
She had been to the one in Encinitas, but not the one in the Grocery Outlet shopping center. I told her that I had not been there for a few years and that started the brain rolling. Instead of going to lunch where we were planning to go, I suggested that we go to Swami’s, and Irene was all in favor of it.
The parking lot was filled that day. They were busy, but when I asked for a seat outside they were able to find one for us. It was a beautiful day. Our waiter, Adriane, introduced himself to us, and almost immediately brought us water, a Pepsi for Irene, and an Arnold Palmer for me. I think it is worthy of mention that Swami’s now is serving their drinks with paper straws.
We were given several menus: The regular breakfast and lunch menu; the lunch and breakfast special menu; the drink menu; the happy hour menu, etc. It should be noted that there are gluten free items on all of the menu’s, including gluten free pancakes, cinnamon raisin French toast, and gluten free waffle.
All of the menus had many selections and making a decision was difficult. Since it was almost noon, Irene decided that she would order off the regular lunch menu, and I ordered off the special breakfast menu.
She could have ordered soups, (chicken tortilla, clam chowder or Indian curry); one of 13 salads; wraps, burgers, Swami’s favorites or sandwiches. She elected to have the turkey sandwich with tomato, lettuce, sprouts, Dijon and mayo. She asked them to hold the onions that also came with it. She had her choice of “real” or “mock” turkey. She chose the real thing. She also could pick from five sides, and she chose the sweet potato fries. The cost was $9.95, as is the price of all their sandwiches.
I chose the stuffed French toast, that had a strawberry marmalade, cream cheese and homemade raspberry syrup on top of it. This item was not on the regular menu – only on the special menu. The cost was $10.99 and did not have any side served with it. However, there was quite a bit of fresh fruit on the plate so nothing else was needed. There were four pieces of the stuffed toast.
Both of us were very pleased with our selection. The service was delightful. Adriane spent some time with us making suggestions, being personable, and refilling our glasses when it was needed.
I am happy to say that there were no glitches with meal and we would go back again to try other items on the menu. Our total bill, with the tip, was $32 and well worth it.
Midway Towne Center
3924 W. Point Loma Blvd.