Thursday, September 2, 2010

Mya's Cafe, a Mediocre Experience

One of my favorite places to get a bite to eat in Lewisburg is Mya's Cafe. They serve breakfast and lunch and have reasonable prices. I've probably been there 10 times in 3 years. I like the atmosphere, the tables outside, the locally-grown chemical-free produce, and the artwork for sale on the walls.   My favorite sandwich is the grilled turkey with cranberry chutney, sage mayo and brie on multigrain ciabatta. I substitute curly fries instead of the potato chips that come with it.

This past Tuesday I decided to meet three friends there for lunch, two of them have boys under the age of five.  Our waiter took a very long time to come over and take our order. It took him 15 minutes to bring back 8 glasses of water and 7 straws (there were only 6 of us at the table). Although they have a short children's menu with chicken fingers, grilled cheese and peanut butter and jelly on it. They didn't have juice or milk for my friend's son. We ordered and sat waiting for our food for a VERY LONG time, probably about 45 minutes. When our food finally arrived it was lukewarm and most of the orders had been mixed up. My friend had ordered a regular Reuben sandwich with potato chips and the waiter brought her a Portabello Reuben with curly fries. He brought me my usual turkey, cranberry and brie but with potato chips instead of curly fries. My other friend's caprese sandwich was cold and so soggy with balsamic dressing that she was practically wringing out the bread so it didn't get all over her. The waiter tried to fix things, but didn't give my friend any chips with her Reuben when it came out, but at least it was hot.

Someone told me that Mya's is under new management. The service before was mediocre, now it is plain awful. The waiter didn't seem to be too bothered that he had screwed up so much. I love that sandwich so much that I'll just have to start making it at home. I don't think I want to wait 45 minutes for a cold sandwich that is supposed to be served hot again. Two thumbs down for the service at Mya's Cafe.