Eating out in Mississauga isn't as interesting as eating out in Toronto because there are so many different option downtown. Whenever my friends and I eat out in Mississauga, it's usually the typical chain restaurants like Jack Astor's, Milestones etc..
A great place to change from the usual is a little cafe in the Sherwood Forest Plaza called Apricot Tree Cafe.
Apricot Tree Cafe has been in business for as long as I can remember and every experience I've had there has been a pleasant one. It's not very big inside so it helps when the weather is nice and they open up the patio area.
I ordered the chicken flat bread with a house salad on the side. The flat bread has chicken, tomato and cheese melted all over the flat bread. There was a lot of cheese which made it very filling, I only ended up having half of the flat bread. The salad was well seasoned with a balsamic vinaigrette.
My sister had a warm salad. The concept sounded a little strange to me because I've only ever had a cold salad. The salad was made up of arugala, almond slivers, peppers and also dressed with a balsamic vinaigrette. For a dish that was entirely vegetarian ( I usually like adding meat to my salads), it tasted so good. I'll definitely continue having warm salads in the future!
My mom ordered the chicken tarragon crepe. Crepes are definitely not just a dessert item anymore and if you go to a crepe restaurant they'll usually have an assortment of salty, sweet, cold and hot crepes. The chicken tarragon sauce was very creamy and blended well with the crepe. Like the flat bread, it can be be very filling with the cream sauce so it might be wise to share this dish as well. The crepe itself is very thing so that helps balance out the dish a little bit.
If my stomach has the space, I would love to finish off every meal with dessert. Apricot Tree Cafe is pretty famous for their Napoleon dessert. If you go later in the afternoon, chances are you won't be able to get a piece of their Napoleon because people come by and get it as take out. Even though it's made with cream, it doesn't taste very heavy and the cream itself is very fresh. The portion size is good as well. It's a little messy to eat because there are so many layers but don't let the hard work deter you from ordering a piece!
Overall, Apricot Tree Cafe is a great place to go if you are looking for something new to try in Mississauga. It can get quite busy around lunch time on the weekends so make sure you plan ahead and make a reservation. There isn't a lot of seating in the restaurant either so when it gets busy, it gets crowded and waiting for a table can be a hassle because there is nowhere to stand and wait. If you aren't super hungry, try ordering a salad or splitting a meal with a friend because some of their dishes can be a bit heavy.