Lazy Monkey Review by Thiviyah C

There are many amazing restaurants located near Churchill where students can purchase reasonably priced yet delicious food. But there is one restaurant that I chose to focus on because I have been there many times and have always had wonderful service. The restaurant I chose to review is Lazy Monkey.

Lazy Monkey is a Taiwanese restaurant/cafe located across the street from Sir Winston Churchill, and is directly beside the Mac’s convenience store. Lazy Monkey’s customers are mainly high school students and local Calgarians. It’s the perfect place to grab a quick bite either during your spare, lunch or even after school. The menu includes many of their popular items like various types of Bubble Tea, fries, and lots more.

Lazy Monkey’s hours are the following:

Tue – Sat: 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Sun: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
11, 3616 52 Ave. N.W., Calgary, Alberta (across from Sir Winston Churchill High School, beside Mac’s)

Attached is the menu:

lazy monkey menu 1  lazy monkey menu 2  lazy monkey menu 3

There is also a separate menu for drinks, which includes their various flavours of bubble tea. You can get your bubble tea in either slush, milk tea, or smoothie.  You can choose to include pearls (tapioca pearls) or jelly (various flavours: coconut, mango, passion fruit, and lots more) in your bubble tea, or even both.

I usually like to grab a bite during lunch or spare. I get my usual grilled cheese sandwich with fries, along with a passion fruit bubble tea slush with mango jelly. The grilled cheese is perfectly gooey and cheesy. It has two slices of Texas toast, I believe, with a slice of cheddar cheese in the middle. The sandwich is then pressed in a panini maker to give those incredible grill marks on the grilled cheese.  The fries are cut perfectly crisp, always fresh and hot.

This would usually cost me around $4.00 for the grilled cheese sandwich with fries, and $3.50-$5.00 for the bubble tea, depending on what type and kind I get. So, the total comes to around $7.50 to $9.00 .

Grilled Cheese with Fries

Grilled Cheese with Fries

Passion Fruit Bubble Tea Slush

Passion Fruit Bubble Tea Slush

The service is quite good if you are going in just to grab a bite, I’ve never actually sat down in the cafe/ restaurant and ordered from the menu I provided above. It’s always busy at  lunch because they have a massive lunch rush, so plan your time wisely, because the restaurant tends to be very crowded.

Hope I managed to grab your attention and your stomach’s attention.


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