Chomp! Robert's Eatery makes eating healthy easy(ier)

By by jessica rodrigo/
Oct. 24, 2012 at 5:24 a.m.
Updated Nov. 17, 2012 at 5:17 a.m.

Robert's Special sandwich at Robert's Eatery and Bakeshop in Victoria.

Robert's Special sandwich at Robert's Eatery and Bakeshop in Victoria.

Since Kat moved back to Victoria, I have started a few new routines. We've started going to the gym, going to bingo every Wednesday and have been eating healthier.

Although Simply Delicious closed recently, there are still places that serve healthy and fresh food.

Robert's Eatery and Bakeshop serves lunch and dinner, offering a variety of freshly made sandwiches, salads, soups and daily specials.

Luke met Kat and I there one day during our lunch break. It's always a great place to meet for lunch because the service is always prompt and the food is always consistent.

If we hadn't talked about what we were going to order ahead of time, you would be reading about how each one of us ordered the Robert's Special. I'm not certain, but I would argue that it's one of the most popular things on the menu.

Luke and I finally stepped up to the plate to order something different. Kat ordered Robert's Special sandwich.

However, she almost ordered the special of the day by mistake. She told our server she wanted the special, and he had to clarify that she didn't mean the liver and onions, which was the daily special. It would have been a horrible surprise if her plate came out as liver and onions (though the plate did look tasty, and our server endorsed it) instead of the croissant sandwich with grilled chicken, avocado slices, sprouts, tomatoes and bacon she had been looking forward to.

I ordered the turkey burger and Luke ordered the deli club sandwich, and each of our plates came served with baked potato chips.

After conversations of Halloween, work stuff and other random rants, our food came out and we were ready to dig in.

Kat and I split halves of the Robert's Special and the turkey burger, and a bite of Luke's club, which ended up being a lot of sandwich. I couldn't take a bite without losing something like a tomato or piece of lettuce. It was stacked high with ham, turkey, bacon, cheddar and Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and mayo - all between three slices of toasted wheat bread. He took home nearly half of the sandwich.

Robert's Special never disappoints (I definitely recommend it), and the turkey burger was pretty good, too.

The burger arrived in front of me naked with all the fixings on the side next to a pile of chips. Even individual plastic cups for mayo and mustard. I threw everything on top, except the mustard and slathered a bit of mayo on the top.

The wheat bun was soft and started to fall apart a little toward the last few bites, but the slight sweetness of the bread was a a great combo with the turkey.

Robert's serves dinner (which I haven't tried yet, but the menu always reads well) and has a great variety of baked goods, which are perfect for dessert or to take back to the office.

If you can't decide on something, order Robert's Special, it's always hits the spot for when you're hankering a sandwich of sorts.

Jessica Rodrigo is an avid eater. It's pumpkin season; have you started making pumpkin treats? Send pics of your pumpkin eats - restaurant or homemade - to @eatseatseats or via



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