Chameleon Cafe

Chameleon Cafe is a new cafe and restaurant that has recently opened in Maple Ridge on 224th. The front of Chameleon Cafe has a takeout counter and seats for grabbing a quick coffee and snack, and in the back is a full service restaurant.

They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and they feature a variety of burgers, pizzas, pastas, and dinner entrees. The inside of the restaurant is nice and cozy.

I stopped in for breakfast and ordered Chameleon’s golden waffles. These waffles are egg waffles (aka bubble waffles or egg puffs) and they look a bit different from your average Belgian waffle because they are made in a pan with deep “bubble” shaped wells.

I love egg waffles because they get a crisp shell on the outside, but are soft and fluffy on the inside. The waffles are topped with whipped cream and fresh berries, which are the perfect toppings because they add a sweetness without being too heavy.

I appreciate how Chameleon Cafe has some unique menu items and I thoroughly enjoyed my waffles. The restaurant feels modern, which is something that has been majorly lacking in the Maple Ridge dining scene. I will definitely return to scope out their lunch menu.

Recommendation:

Yes, for a great breakfast.

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Categories: $$ ($10-$15), Cafe, Maple Ridge, Western

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2 Comments on “Chameleon Cafe”

  1. Magda
    September 16, 2012 at 11:16 am #

    I would like to invite you to our grand opening on Thursday Sept 20th anytime after 7:00pm. Hope it might work for you! Looking forward meeting you!!!

  2. Dee
    December 2, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    Chameleon Cafe is a good name, as it looks NOTHING like a former pawn shop. Truly beautiful venue. NOT impressed with being seated closest to the bathrooms/kitchen.

    I’m all about inappropriate conversations but there is a time and place, and while I’m having a nice dinner with my husband, listening to the kitchen (no choice our table was right there), was not cool. At one point I heard “Why not,
    it works on women”. No context, I had not been listening, but really? It was said loud enough to attract my attention and raise my eyebrows.

    The food was pretty good, but really bland. Not great. I was not wowed, except by the garlic bread which was very flavourful. Our appie was $13 for three jumbo (I’m talking huge and succulent) prawns wrapped in the smallest piece of “burnt to a crisp so it only tastes of char” prosciutto. I don’t know if that was on purpose or not, but we did not enjoy the prosciutto at all. And having three made it an awkward share.

    We shared the prawns, my husband had seafood linguini and I had lobster mac n cheese. He had coffee (it was not for him, though, he doesn’t enjoy strong coffee) and I had water to drink. The bill was $58. SO disappointed.

    I should mention that my waitress was wonderful. Very sweet, very professional.

    Oh, and I was looking at the oven (it’s cool) and the manager (owner?) comes over with a snotty “can i HELP you?”. It shocked me, and I said “oh no, I was just looking at the oven”. He nodded and walked away. That would have been a good opportunity to “sell” me on his restaurant but he didn’t despite the fact that I was clearly interested. His customer service was abrupt, atrocious and felt accusatory to me.

    This restaurant will never see us again, and as my experience stands today, I cannot recommend it.

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