by Jean Womack
It's an unwrapped wrap! one is tempted to say about the exquisitely delicious hummous-quinoa wrap at Hidden City Café, 109 Park Place, Point Richmond, CA 94801. They are open Tuesday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 8:00 a.lm. to 2:30 p.m., and open for dinner on Farmer's Market and music festival days. Their phone number is 510-232-9738.
Little details like this can make a
The deliciously organized serenade of freshly-made hummous, quinoa, lettuce, tomato, radish, cucumber and a hint of chopped red onion, with a dash of tangy yogurt sauce, was carefully heaped on a bass of two unwrapped small tortillas, just folded over a little bit. It's double string quartet group of taste sensations. The Symphonie restaurant is up the street, so it can't be a symphony of taste sensations. It can't really be described as wrap music either. Ian, who has been waitering there since December, pointed out that the hummous wrap is a vegetarian dish.
Freshly cut roses greet the guests.
It was really hard to decide what to choose because I know that everything Hidden City serves is outstandingly delicious. The first choice is always the brunch menu of notoriously large platters of scrambled eggs and everything that goes with them. That is the local's favorite after-church menu. Sometimes they can't get out of their pews fast enough to get a seat in this very popular local eatery. Then they sort of mill around near the door looking worried and hoping against hope that someone will get up and leave so they can sit down.
Guillermina and Robin LaFeber of Guiollermina's
Asian Art and Antiques, take a little afternoon
time out for a nice tete a tete in Hidden City Cafe.
Sketch of Hidden City interior by Jean Womack.
That's Ian Brick on the left, by the cash register.
There is a French flag on the wall over the
door to the kitchen.
Since the brunch was not available because they had stopped serving it earlier in the day, Ian gave me the regular lunch menu of ten gourmet items. It begins with a melodious andante vegetarian chickpea and vegetable soup ($3.50 cup, $4.50 bowl), continues with a lively allegro of Farmers Market salad ($5.75), and comes to a crescendo with the hamburger and fries ($9.75, $10.50 with cheese).
l to r, Ian Brick, Isaac Hite, Harrison Hite, Shellie Bourgault
of the Hidden City Cafe
of the Hidden City Cafe