Moods Eatery and Cafe in Oakville
Open since August 4, 2015, Moods Eatery and Cafe in Oakville is the latest halal restaurant to open up, offering North American cuisine. Located just off of highway 403 west on the exit of Trafalgar Road, Moods Eatery and Cafe is easily accessible. Just under a month of being in operation, the restaurant was hustling and bustling with customers. The restaurant is the ideal place to hang out with friends, to have dinner with your significant other, or to have a small or large family gathering.
The first thing you will notice about Moods Eatery and Cafe is how spacious and the large the restaurant is. It is, by far, one of the largest halal restaurants we have seen. The next thing you will notice is how stunning the décor is. The rustic style of the restaurant is warm and inviting, with exposed brick, wooden tables and panels, metallic light fixtures and galvanized pieces throughout the restaurant. The walls are decorated with quirky sayings related to food and the exposed wooden beams complete the rustic look. Hats off to the owner Ahmed Gad for paying so much attention to the décor and ambiance.
Let’s switch gears to the food. After all, we came for the food right? Actually many times if the ambiance of a restaurant is pleasing, we are willing to overlook minor complaints about the food. The two-page menu consisted of comfort foods divided up into soups, salads, appetizers and various entrees (sandwiches, pastas, burgers), desserts and drinks. We found the menu easy to read and not to be intimidating at all.
We started off with the Lemon Mint Freeze ($5.95). It was a slushie with a beautiful shade of green that can best described as a frozen lemonade with mint. It was a delightful and refreshing drink.
For entrée, our server recommended the sandwiches and the burgers to us. We ordered the Philly Steak Wrap with fries ($12.99) and the TEX MEX burger with upgraded sweet potato fries ($13.99 + $3.00). The presentation of the entrees was well done. The sandwiches were served on a wire basket, lined with faux newspaper and with details such as metallic containers for the fries and bright coloured ceramic bowls for the slaw.
The Philly Steak Wrap consisted of a large toasted tortilla bread with slow cooked beef combined with caramelized onions and topped with mozzarella cheese. The portion was big and came with standard fries and coleslaw. As for the wrap, it was decent but it could definitely be elevated to the next level by the addition of mushrooms and peppers.
Our next entrée was the TEX MEX burger with sweet potato fries. The burger consisted of 100% Canadian ground beef patty, with lettuce, tomato and avocado topped with a mix of cheddar and mozzarella cheeses and Mexican tomato salsa. This was a mean burger. It was so big that we actually had to use a knife and a fork to eat it. We very much enjoyed the upgraded sweet potato fries.
We had really wanted to try dessert but we were so stuffed from the entrees that we had to skip. The large portion sizes justified the slightly higher prices at Moods Eatery and Cafe. It is a wonderful restaurant with lots of potential. It is one of those halal restaurants where you can take your guests for a pleasant dining experience. We hope you enjoy your experience at Moods Eatery and Café in Oakville as much as we did.
Meat Source: Rahman Butcher Shop and Apna Farm, meat from hand slaughtered sources. ** NOTE: meat was checked (verbal assurance) at time of review and can change at anytime – please check meat sources before eating and let us know if there are any discrepancies **
Sadia and Nadia are sisters who have a passion for halal food. Their hobbies include spending their hard-earned money at new restaurants, trying different cuisines, and instagramming pictures of food. Sadia loves to cook and bake while Nadia enjoys eating only. They run the Halal Food Enthusiasts blog where they share their food adventures and recipes.
Moods Eatery and Cafe
372 Iroquois Shore Road, Oakville