When I got to the counter, I asked the gal working what she would recommend. If you haven't been to The Beanery, you order from a big glass case with all sorts of tempting yummies to choose from. Although I was tempted by their quiche, which I've had before and enjoyed, I went with her suggestion of the enchilada plate plus a piece of rhubarb pie. After giving me a glass to self-serve water, I found a seat and got plugged in. Shortly after, she brought both my dinner and the pie.
After munching on the chips and salsa, which seemed to be from a jar, I dug into the enchilada. While it was alright, it certainly wasn't anything to write home about. It was a little bland and boring. The rice was good, not greasy at all with good flavor. I really should have gone with the quiche.
The real winner of the meal was the pie. But isn't that always the case? It was full of fruit, no skimping here. The flavor was tart and sweet at the same time, as a good rhubarb pie should be. The crust was flaky, but not too thick.
The wireless was reliable on this occasion, however, be warned. When The Beanery is hopping, as it so often is, I have been unable to access their wireless. But, on a dark, dreary, empty coffeehouse kind of night, it works just fine.
220 Liberty St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
Monday - Saturday: 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.