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The Oakwood Cafe: Taking Comfort Food to the Next Level

Come from the office. Come in your comfies. Come hungover. But whatever you do, come hungry.

The Oakwood Café is one of those throwback style diners that welcomes you with open arms, makes you feel right at home and serves up classic comfort food that hits the spot (and heals the soul).

“We want it to be like going to a friend’s for dinner,” says owner Wendy May, whose hearty menu is heavily influenced from almost 20 years of living in England.

Whether you choose the Fish and Chips, the Beef and Guiness Stew or the Chicken Pot Pie, Wendy’s food will transport you from the 56-seat eatery in South Osborne straight across the pond. But nothing on the menu says Blighty bliss quite like the Big British Breakfast, which features three eggs, bacon, sausage, sautéed mushrooms, grilled tomato slices, baked beans and a slice of fried bread (or plain toast for the less adventurous), and unofficially serves as the Oakwood’s hangover cure.

But the British staples are just the beginning. The Oakwood serves up breakfasts like Huevos Rancheros, Banana Bread French Toast and seven tasty takes on Eggs Benedict.

If it’s lunch or lighter fare you’re after (with the Oakwood we use the term loosely!), there’s also a huge selection of sandwiches, from classics like the Reuben and the Tuna Melt to drool-inducing creations like the Coronation Chicken and the Loaded Nacho Grilled Cheese.

And don’t even get us started on those gourmet fries. Choose from Oooo Alfredo, California, Old School Chili Cheese or Mighty Greek.

Then there’s the entrees. Burgers, Mac N Cheese, Pierogies and more. All featuring the freshest ingredients and best washed down with one of the Oakwood’s Canadian or European brews of choice.

To be honest, there’s only one risk eating at the Oakwood: not having room for dessert. Which would be a shame, considering the insane selection of cheesecakes and pies – all made in-house and guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Really, the only thing better than a meal at the Oakwood Café is a discount on your bill. With your We Heart Winnipeg membership, get $10 off all purchases of $30 or more (before taxes). Get the card and check out our other exclusive offers here.

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