Just a couple of months after Kraut King closed up shop downtown, new life has risen from the ashes at the Garry Street diner space. Famena’s Famous Roti/Curry opened up a few weeks ago and today I had the pleasure of having lunch there.
The food is Caribbean with rotis, samosas, Jamaican patties and doubles adorning the menu. I loved the light and flaky doubles sandwiched around a generous helping of chickpeas doused in a spicy sweet sauce. The Jamaican beef patty was delicate and flaky on the outside with a dense and flavourful filling. I also sampled a roti filled with potato and chickpeas and it was delicious. (I also noticed they sell the roti shells just on their own. I’m definitely tempted to try some roti making at home with these.)
The portions were huge and prices were low making this an awesome spot to grab lunch. The cute and quaint diner hasn’t lost any of its charm in the transition and the owners are extremely friendly. They even told the Free Press they don’t anticipate any of the problems the previous owners claimed they experienced and are happy to be downtown.
Welcome to downtown Famena’s–we need more people like you in the world!
ETA: Sorry, I didn’t give the address! It’s 295 Garry Street.