You'll find de'lish on St Patrick Street, near the corner of Central Avenue - just a short stroll up from Beach Drive.
|de'lish on St. Patrick Street in Oak Bay|
Once you step through the door, de'ish's tasty looking creations are laid out in front of you.
There's also menu board above the counter area - listing daily frittatas, savoury tarts, homemade soups, mac & cheese and more.
|Front counter at de'lish & daily menu on wall|
There's lots of selection on both the savoury and sweet side. The former includes sausage rolls, Cornish pasties, frittatas, grilled sandwiches and assorted salads.
|Savoury case with pies, rolls, salads and more|
The sweet side of the case also has plenty to tempt you - including lemon tarts, truffles, sticky date mini loaves, almond squares, several types of cookies and really fabulous looking cakes (that aren't burdened by excessive icing - see picture on right, bottom row).
There was definitely a lot more on the menu that I want to try - and if the execution is anything like these two tarts - it'll be great. Mac 'n' cheese - here I come! They also do catering at de'lish - and you'll find a well-stocked freezer near the register with stocks, sauces and frozen entrees - all made in house.
And then we finished off the meal with a tarte au citron - aka lemon tart - it was silky smooth, creamy and just the right amount of tartness. Crust was great too - a great flaky/cookie balance. Definitely one of the better ones I've had around town.
|Tarte au citron - smooth, creamy & just-right-tartness|
de'lish is a great little neighbourhood deli/cafe. If you live close, you're pretty lucky; if you're visiting that neck of the woods, then here's the perfect stop for something delicious to eat/drink in a quaint setting.
You can even cosy up outside - there's plex-glass protecting the outside seating, heaters and embroidered red fleece blankets to keep the chill away.
|Cozy fleece blankets for the patio tables|
677 St Patrick Street
Open everyday at 8am, Mon-Sat 'til 5pm, Sun 'til 4pm