Avocado Meets Its Match on Cha Le’s Prosciutto Toast

Today was a day that I just needed to quietly sit by myself and relax. After a busy morning running errands, I walked past Cha Le Tea and knew I had to go in. I was exhausted and weighed down, so a cup of tea sounded wonderful. As brunch was nearing, I ordered myself a grapefruit tea and, by recommendation, the prosciutto avocado toast.

Cha Le Tea - Vancouver Local Coffee Shop - Yaletown - Vancouver

Cha Le Tea - Vancouver Local Coffee Shop - Yaletown - Vancouver

Cha Le Tea - Vancouver Local Coffee Shop - Yaletown - Vancouver

Now, I see you rolling your eyes at me, readers. I have to admit, the most overrated and popular food item of the past few years has been anything avocado – toast included. But, hey, it’s popular for a reason. So, don’t judge, because this was an avo toast worth waiting for.

I watched the barista make the prosciutto toast from scratch. Sourdough bread cut thickly, toasted twice for that extra crunch.

Prosciutto Toast at Cha Le Tea | tryhiddengems.com

The egg was poached with precision and a lot of attention. In fact, I could tell the barista was a pro at it from his timing. I mean, who doesn’t like a runny yolk? Anything dipped, running, or dripping in yolk is just the epitome of breakfast on a plate.

Prosciutto Toast at Cha Le Tea | tryhiddengems.com

And the avocado? Well, avocado toast can be difficult to perfect, but this one hit the mark. The avo was a perfect shade of green and right amount of ripe – creamy yet solid. Buttery and somewhat sweet, it sat piled high.

Prosciutto Toast at Cha Le Tea | tryhiddengems.com

I usually don’t have prosciutto with my avocado toast, so I was surprised by the balance of flavours. Avocado, when creamy and ripe, sometimes emits a sweet taste. Prosciutto, on the other hand, is quite salty.

The seesaw of sweet and salty gave a unique taste to an otherwise basic toast. A sprinkle of pepper was all I needed to complete this prosciutto avocado toast.

Cha Le means “happy tea” in Mandarin. And happy it was, as this tea merchant uses a computer-generated brewing machine to perfect the temperature and brewing time for each of their teas. On my visit, the café wasn’t too busy. With the sun shining through the windows, it was a good morning to wind down with a tea and toast.

Cha Le Tea - Vancouver Local Coffee Shop - Yaletown - Vancouver

Restaurant: Cha Le Tea Cafe

Featured Dish Name: Prosciutto Toast

Dish Type: Burger/Sandwich/Wrap

Available For: All Day

Dish Price: $7.50

Flavour Profile: Savoury

Served: Hot

Portion Size: Small

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