Strawberry Cream Cheese Scone and new Menu!

Breakfast Scone Portland
Breakfast Scone Portland

Best Portland Scone: Our Strawberry Cream Cheese Breakfast Scone

Start your day with our Strawberry Cream Cheese Scone at Cafe Voila in downtown Portland with a cup of Caffe Umbria Italian Coffee!  Then come back for lunch and enjoy one of our daily $8 lunch specials, fresh sandwich, gourmet deli salads, or chef-made soups!  Our menu for this week includes:

Hot Lunch Entrée Specials $8.00-  add your choice of side salad or cup of soup for only $2  more

Mon- Spring Chicken Breast- Dijon Tarragon Chicken with Sautéed Fresh Asparagus, Peas, and Zucchini Squash gf

Tues- Braised Pork Shoulder– Tender Pork Shoulder with our own Carolina Barbeque Sauce & Apple-Fennel Coleslaw gf,df

Wed- Indian Biriyani Rice-Roasted Vegetable and Chicken in Spiced Basmati Rice served with a Crispy Poppadom gf

Thurs- Cinco de Mayo Celebration! Spicy Fresh Bay Shrimp Ceviche Tostada with Citrus Slaw and Guacamole gf

Fri- Chicken Braciole- Spinach & Mushroom Stuffed Chicken served with Truffle Cream Sauce and White Bean Salad gf

Cafe Voilà’s Real House-Made Soups  $3.50 cup / $5.00 bowl

Monday – Truffled Artichoke Bisque- Artichoke and Potato Bisque with Buttery Truffled Croutons v,gf

Mon/Tues – Tomato & Spinach Bisque– Traditional Creamy Tomato Bisque cooked with Fresh Spinach and Herbs v,gf

Tues/Wed – Thai Carrot- Coconut Carrot Bisque spiced with Thai Green Curry topped with Peanuts & Fried Shallot vg,gf

Wed/Thurs–Smoked Chicken Chili-Mesquite Smoked Chicken and White Bean Chili with Pickled Jalapeno Relish df,gf

Thurs/Fri – Tomato Lime Soup– Tomato , Lime, and Toasted Cumin Soup served with Cilantro and Fried Tortillas vg,gf

Friday – Saffron Cauliflower– Creamy Cauliflower Bisque infused with Saffron Threads v, gf

Chef-Baked Sweet Treats

Strawberry Cream Cheese Scone– Buttery Scones filled with Sweet Strawberry Jam & Cream Cheese with Lemon Glaze v

Bittersweet Chocolate Truffle Brownie- Decadent Flourless Brownie is topped with thick Chocolate Ganache $2.50 v,gf

Lemon Ricotta Shortbread- Buttery Shortbread Crust topped with Sweet Lemon and Ricotta Cheese Custard $2.50 v

Chef Nick’s Apple Pie- Traditional Double Crust Pie made with Granny Smith and Braeburn Apples in Sweet Spices $3.75

We look forward to seeing you for breakfast and lunch at Cafe Voila in downtown Portland!

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This week’s lunch menu at Cafe Voila!

 

Lunch Salad in Downtown Portland Cafe Voila

Red Radish, Roasted Beet, Crisp Apple and Fresh Herb Salad

Wonderful fresh ingredients are our Chef’s secret in making all the food at Cafe Voila.  Our vegan and gluten free Roasted Beet Salad is a perfect example of great ingredients masterfully combined.  This week Chef Tamara’s menu includes Buttermilk Chicken Salad, Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya, Bourbon Molasses Beef Brisket, and Porchetta Pork Loin… all entrees are only $8.00.  Chef made soups include Truffled Artichoke Bisque, Caribbean Black Bean and Saffron Potato Leek which you can add a cup to your entree for only $2 more!

Hot Lunch Entrée Specials $8.00-  add your choice of side salad or cup of soup for only $2  more

Mon- Brown Butter Chicken- Chicken Breast with Brown Butter Caper Sauce and Oven Roasted Cauliflower gf

Tues- Bourbon Beef Brisket- Braised Beef Brisket with Bourbon Molasses Sauce, Picnic Potato Salad, and Cornbread gf,df

Wed- Porchetta Pork Loin- Fresh herbs and Garlic Stuffed Pork Loin served with Zucchini and Peppers Antipasto gf,df

Thurs- Dijon-Buttermilk Chicken Salad- Chicken with Herbs, Egg, Red Potato, over Spinach, Arugula, & Romaine gf

Fri- French Quarter Jambalaya– Creole style Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya Tomato Rice with Fried Hushpuppies

Cafe Voilà’s Real House-Made Soups  $3.50 cup / $5.00 bowl

Monday – Bacon, Leek, and Ginger– Smoky Bacon and Leek Vegetable Soup infused with Ginger Root gf

Mon/Tues – Curried Tomato- Indian Curry Spiced Tomato, Lentil, and Basmati Rice Stew with Fresh Coriander v,gf

Tues/Wed – Sesame Carrot and Parsnip- Carrot and Parsnip Bisque infused with Sesame and Orange vg,gf

Wed/Thurs– Caribbean Black Bean– Black Beans, Allspice, and Lime simmered in Coconut Milk with Fresh Avocado vg,gf

Thurs/Fri – Saffron Potato Leek- Spring Leek and Potato Bisque infused with Saffron Threads v,g

Friday – Truffled Artichoke Bisque- Artichoke and Potato Bisque with Buttery Truffled Croutons v,gf

Chef-Baked Sweet Treats

Apricot and Rosemary Scone– Fresh Rosemary Buttery Scones filled with Sweet Apricot Jam $2.75 v

Bittersweet Chocolate Truffle Brownie- Decadent Flourless Brownie is topped with thick Chocolate Ganache $2.50 v,gf

Lemon Ricotta Shortbread- Buttery Shortbread Crust topped with Sweet Lemon and Ricotta Cheese Custard $2.50 v

Chef Nick’s Apple Pie- Traditional Double Crust Pie made with Granny Smith and Braeburn Apples in Sweet Spices $3.75

Breakfast and Lunch Entrées

Ham & Ricotta Tart– Black Forest Ham layered with our house made Ricotta Cheese baked in an Egg Custard Tart $3.50

Canadian Bacon Biscuit Sandwich– House Cured & Smoked Canadian Bacon, Poached Egg, and Hollandaise Sauce $4.50*

Leek, Spinach, and Chive Frittata– Sautéed Leeks and Fresh Spinach Egg Frittata with Chopped Chives $3.50 v, gf

Fresh Ricotta Cheese Lasagna– Our House Made Ricotta Cheese layered with Rich Tomato Sauce and Basil Pesto $7.75 v

Gourmet Deli Salads   $3.50 small, / $5.00 large; Salad & Cup of Soup $6.50; Choose 3 Salads for $7.00

Red Quinoa and Brown Rice Salad– Healthy Grains, Kale, and Dried Cranberries dressed in our Scallion Vinaigrette vg, gf

Roasted Beet Salad– Roasted Red Beets, Tart Apples, and Red Radish in Apple Cider Vinaigrette vg,gf

Picnic Potato Salad- Mustard and Mayonnaise, Chopped Egg and Dill Pickles together with Potatoes, perfect for a picnic v,gf

Andalusian Calamari Salad- Southern Spain Tapa: Calamari and Peppers Salad in a classic Spanish Vinaigrette df,gf

Sandwiches

Turkey & Brie Sandwich– Roasted Turkey Breast & slices of creamy Brie Cheese with fresh Rosemary Aioli  $6.50

Proscuitto Baguette– Shaved Italian Proscuitto with sliced Fresh Mozzarella, Fresh Arugula, & Lemon Aioli  $6.50

Tuna Sandwich– Our own Tuna Salad with Capers, Celery, & Fresh Herbs on Grand Central Wheat Bread  $6.00 df

Basil Chicken– Shaved Chicken Breast with House Pickled Fennel, Provolone, Spinach, and Basil Mayonnaise  $6.50

Italian Egg Sandwich– Sliced Hard Boiled Egg, Tomato, and Fresh Spinach on Sourdough with Lemon Aioli $6.50 v

Corned Beef- House made Corned Beef, B&B Pickles, Cabbage Salad, Swiss Cheese, Horseradish Mayo and Mustard $6.50

Entrée Salads  $8.00

Classic Turkey Cobb– Turkey Breast & Greens with Bleu Cheese, Bacon, & Avocado with Red Wine Vinaigrette gf

Garlic Chicken Caesar– Romaine topped with Garlic Chicken, Parmesan, & Garlic Croutons with Caesar Dressing

House Smoked Salmon Salad- Butterleaf and Spinach, Candied Almonds, Pickled Celery, and Grapefruit Vinaigrette gf,df

Chicken Pepita– Butterleaf with Chicken Breast, Spiced Pumpkin Seeds, & Queso with Lime-Cumin Vinaigrette gf

Power Salad-Spinach, Kale, & Broccoli with Sunflower Seeds, Quinoa, Bleu Cheese, & Smoked Tomato Dressing v,gf

Tonno e Fagioli– Italian Tuna and Cannellini Beans Salad with Baby Greens, Romaine, and Parmesan Dressing  gf

Cafe Voila is located downtown Portland at SW 9th and Washington with hot lunch served starting at 11:00 am.  Join us for the best lunch deal in downtown Portland!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday’s Thai Beef Flank Steak Salad at Cafe Voila Portland

Best Thai Beef Salad in downtown Portland
Best Thai Beef Salad in downtown Portland

Thai Beef Flank Steak Salad at Cafe Voila Portland

On Tuesday our Thai Beef Flank Steak Salad is the lunch entree at Cafe Voila in Downtown Portland.  This fan favorite lunch salad features fresh tomato, cucumber slices, red onion, fresh cilantro and fresh mint over romaine and cabbage lettuces with the featured slices of our house sous vide Thai Beef Steak slices.

Beef for Thai Salad at Cafe Voila

Beef Flank Marinating under vacuum for 36+ hours for Salad

For Tuesday’s lunch at Cafe Voila, we started preparing the key ingredient on Friday.  We trimmed and then briefly seared each flank steak to create a flavorful coating before sealing under vacuum with our own chef-made Thai marinade.  We let the flank steak absorb the marinade flavors for over 36 hours before cooking.

 

Medium Steak for Thai Beef Salad

Scientifically cooked low and very slow for tender medium steak

Combining science and art, our chef team uses the sous vide cooking technique to slowly cook and tenderize the meat without over cooking the surface of the meat.

 

Beef Steak for Thai Salad

Sliced medium Beef Flank Steak

A quick video of the meat preparation for Tuesday’s lunch salad entree at Cafe Voila in downtown Portland by the skilled gourmet chefs of Voila Catering.

At only $8, our Thai Beef Lunch Salad is one of the best lunch deals in Portland!  We hope you can join us to enjoy this very special lunch salad at Cafe Voila in Downtown Portland at the corner of SW 9th and Washington

 

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The secret techniques behind the Best Portland Lunch Salad

Best Lamb Salad in Portland for lunch

 

Best Lamb Salad in Portland for lunch

Arugula, Borlotti Bean Salad, Cheesy Toasts and sliced tender Leg of Lamb is the best Portland salad!

Inspired by a gourmet lunch in the hilltop town of Chuisi, Italy; Chef Tamara makes our Italian Lamb Salad the best salad in Portland thru the use of modernist cooking techniques.  Sous vide cooking techniques allow us to cook low and slowly for 6 hours to tenderize the meat without overcooking and drying it out.   This special entree salad is only available this Tuesday.

Lamb Salad in Portland

Perfect rare and very tender Leg of Lamb only possible by modernist cooking techniques

A molecular gastronomy or modernist cooking method, “Sous Vide” cooking means to cook under vacuum in French.  Ideal for cooking tougher cuts of meat, the process starts with searing the meat to develop the delicious flavors derived from high temperature cooking.  The meat is then sealed in bags to contain the natural flavors and to allow maximum heat transfer during cooking.  The meat is submerged in a hot water bath with careful temperature control at the desired finished meat temperature.  Careful selection of both the temperature and the time will determine the degree of pasteurization, texture, doneness, and meat color.  With the relatively low temperatures, the meat can be cooked for long periods of time tenderizing the meat without overcooking.  While some chefs claim to be artists, for high quality food, you have to start with science.

Lamb Lunch Salad in Portland

Portland’s Best Salad starts with a little Molecular Gastronomy Magic

Tuesday’s lunch entree at Cafe Voila in downtown Portland is Chef Tamara’s Italian Lamb Salad.  A traditional borlotti bean salad with fresh herbs and red onion accompanies the sliced medium rare leg of lamb cooked sous vide and which is served with an Arugula Salad with shaved Italian cheeses and tossed with fresh lemon and extra virgin olive oil.  Fresh quality ingredients are essential to making the best salad in Portland….especially for only $8.00.

Kitchen science for the best lunch salad

Sample temperature setting – actual time and temperature is our Chef’s trade secret.

We hope you can join us at Cafe Voila on Tuesday for the best salad in Portland at SW 9th and Washington!

 

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Calamari Salad and this week’s seasonal menu!

Downtown Lunch Cafe Voila in Portland

Spanish Calamari Salad at Cafe Voila in downtown Portland

Inspired by the food of Adalusia Spain, our Spanish Calamari Salad features tender squid and tenicles with red bell peppers and fresh herbs.  Only $350 for a small, $5 for a large, or make it a full lunch with three salad for only $7.

Cafe Voila Hot Lunch and Soup menu for March 28 to April 1st

Hot Lunch Entrée Specials $8.00- add your choice of side salad or cup of soup for only $2 more

Mon- Indian Biriyani-Roasted Vegetables and Chicken cooked with Spiced Basmati Rice served with Crispy Poppadom gf

Tues- Dijon Buttermilk Chicken Salad– Chicken Breast with Herbs, Egg, Red Potato over Spinach, Arugula, & Romaine gf

Wed- Bourbon Brisket- Slow Braised Beef Brisket in Bourbon Molasses Sauce with Black Eyed Pea Salad and Cornbread

Thurs-Chicken Braciole-Spinach & Mushroom Stuffed Chicken with Truffle Cream Sauce and Garlic Roasted Asparagus gf

Fri- Pork Tamale- Corn Tamale filled with Pork and Cheese with Poblano Chile Cream Sauce and Fresh Citrus Slaw gf

Cafe Voilà’s Real House-Made Soups $3.50 cup / $5.00 bowl

Monday – Spring Asparagus Bisque- Asparagus and Leek in a Creamy Bisque topped with Basil Pesto v,gf

Mon/Tues – Caribbean Black Bean- Black Bean and Coconut Milk Soup with Allspice, Lime, and Fresh Avocado vg,gf

Tues/Wed – Tomato, Pancetta, Barley- Hearty Tomato and Barley Stew made with Savory Italian Pancetta df

Wed/Thurs– Rustic Kale and Lentil- Kale and Green Lentils simmered with Tomato topped with Parmesan Cheese v,gf

Thurs/Fri – Saffron Potato Leek- Spring Leek and Potato Bisque infused with Saffron Threads v,gf

Friday – Tomato Lime Soup– Cumin scented Tomato Soup with Lime and topped with Fried Tortillas vg,gf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This week’s specials and our Spring Leek & Spinach Fritatta

Portland Breakfast Frittata

Spring Leek and Spinach Breakfast Frittata

Made by hand by our chef-team, our Spring Leek and Spinach Breakfast Frittata is a perfect start for your week in downtown Portland!  Add a cup of Caffe Umbria Italian coffee to start your morning right…..or have a slice for lunch with a side salad!

This week, some of the best lunch deals is our daily hot entree specials and our chef-made soups at Cafe Voila:

Hot Lunch Entrée Specials $8.00-  add your choice of side salad or cup of soup for only $2  more

Mon- French Quarter Jambalaya– Creole style Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya Tomato Rice with Fried Hushpuppies

Tues- Hazelnut Chicken- Oregon Hazelnut crusted Chicken with Lemon Beurre Blanc & Rosemary Roasted Carrots-gf

Wed- Smoked Chicken-Mesquite Smoked Chicken with Spicy Mustard BBQ Sauce and Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin

Thurs- Braised Turkey- Slow braised Turkey with Roasted Root Vegetables in Herb Butter with Dijon Crème Sauce gf

Fri- Wild Salmon Coulibiac- Wild Salmon, Creamed Leeks, and Spinach baked in Pastry with Caper and Fresh Dill Sauce

 

Cafe Voilà’s Real House-Made Soups  $3.50 cup / $5.00 bowl

Monday – Saffron Cauliflower- Creamy Cauliflower Bisque infused with Saffron Threads v,gf

Mon/Tues – Celeriac Potato Apple-Celery Root & Potato Bisque cooked with Gala Apple garnished with Parsley Oil v,gf

Tues/Wed – Truffled Artichoke Bisque- Artichoke and Potato Bisque with Buttery Truffled Croutons v,gf

Wed/Thurs– Yellow Split Pea- Yellow Split Pea Soup with Toasted Cumin and topped with Cilantro Pesto vg,gf

Thurs/Fri – Tomato Soup with Bleu Cheese- Traditional Tomato Soup topped with Bleu Cheese Crumbles v, gf

Friday – Spring Asparagus Bisque- Asparagus and Leek in a Creamy Bisque topped with Basil Pesto v,gf

Join us at SW 9th and Washington in downtown Portland to start your day with a delcious breakfast and come back for the best affordable Portland lunch!

 

 

 

 

 

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Menu Specials for St.Patty’s week!

Portland lunch sandwich

House Cured Corned Beef Sandwich with our house cured cabbage and swiss!

Celebrating St. Pattys Day at Cafe Voila in downtown Portland all week with our own house cured and slowly braised corned beef made with lean eye of round and served on Grand Central Sourdough bread.  We spread one side of the bread with a horseradish mayonaise and the other with a dijon mustard.  Our own house made bread and butter pickles as well as our own house picked cabbage complete this special sandwich.

Cupcake at Portland Cafe

Guinness Stout Chocolate Cupcake with Irish Cream Buttercream Frosting only this week at Cafe Voila

 

Cafe Voila Menu for March 14th to March 18th

Hot Lunch Entrée Specials $8.00- add your choice of side salad or cup of soup for only $2 more
Mon- Spring Chicken Breast- Dijon Tarragon Chicken with sautéed fresh Asparagus, Petite Peas, and Squash gf
Tues- Spanish Paella de Carne- A Spanish Saffron Rice Dish of Chorizo Sausage, Chicken, & Artichoke Hearts gf,df
Wed- Fresh Bay Shrimp Salad-Japanese inspired Shrimp & Vegetables with Edamame and Avocado-Wasabi Dressing df
Thurs- Saint Patrick’s Day- Guinness Braised Beef Cheeks with Champ Potatoes and Roasted Carrots in Parsley Butter
Fri- Braised Pork Shoulder- Tender Pork Shoulder with our Carolina Barbeque Sauce & Apple-Fennel Coleslaw gf,df

Cafe Voilà’s Real House-Made Soups $3.50 cup / $5.00 bowl
Monday – Sesame Carrot and Parsnip- Carrot and Parsnip Bisque infused with Sesame and Orange vg,gf
Mon/Tues – Curried Tomato- Indian Curry Spiced Tomato, Lentil, and Basmati Rice Stew with Fresh Coriander v,gf
Tues/Wed – Hungarian Mushroom- Rich Mushroom Bisque made with Sour Cream and Hungarian Paprika v,gf
Wed/Thurs– Truffled Potato- Potato and Parmesan Cheese Bisque scented with Black Truffle Oil v,gf
Thurs/Fri – Green Split Pea- Green Split Pea with Fresh Herbs and Black Forest Ham gf,d
Friday – Saffron Cauliflower- Creamy Cauliflower Bisque infused with Saffron Threads v,gf

Cafe Voila is located downtown at SW 9th and Washington. We are open Mon-Friday from 7:30 to 5:00 with lunch from 11 to about 2pm.

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Mardi Gras Lunch at Cafe Voila

Portland Lunch Cafe
Portland Lunch Cafe

Tuesday’s Mardi Gras Lunch at downtown Portland Cafe Voila is Crawfish Jambalaya

To celebrate Mardi Gras on Tuesday, Cafe Voila in downtown Portland is having Exec. Chef Tamara’s Crawfish and Andouli Sausage Jambalaya served with Hush Puppies.  Only $8 for lunch, you can add a cup of soup for only $2 more!

Our other hot lunch entrees for the week are:

Mon- Italian Lamb Stew- Braised Lamb Stew of White Beans, Artichoke, and Sun Dried Tomato with Fresh Basil Pesto
Tues- French Quarter Jambalaya- Creole style Crawfish Tail & Sausage Jambalaya Rice with Fried Hushpuppies
Wed- Chicken Braciole-Spinach & Mushroom Stuffed Chicken with Truffle Cream Sauce and Hazelnut Brussels Sprouts gf
Thurs- Indian Biriyani-Roasted Vegetables and Chicken cooked with Spiced Basmati Rice served with Crispy Poppadom gf
Fri- Chicken Fricassee- Braised Chicken, Root Vegetable, and Mushroom Stew with Valentine Heart Shaped Biscuit

And our chef-made soups for the week are:

Monday – Tomato Soup with Bleu Cheese- Traditional Tomato Soup topped with Bleu Cheese Crumbles v, gf
Mon/Tues – Sesame Carrot and Parsnip- Carrot and Parsnip Bisque infused with Sesame and Orange vg,gf
Tues/Wed – Bean, Kale, & Ham – White Bean and Kale Stew made with our Bourbon Barrel Wood Smoked Ham Hock gf,df
Wed/Thurs– Celeriac Potato Apple-Celery Root & Potato Bisque cooked with Gala Apple garnished with Parsley Oil v,gf
Thurs/Fri – Yellow Split Pea- Yellow Split Pea Soup with Toasted Cumin and topped with Cilantro Pesto vg,gf
Friday – Truffled Artichoke Bisque- Artichoke and Potato Bisque with Buttery Truffled Croutons v,gf

We look forward to seeing you at our downtown Portland lunch cafe at SW 9th and Washington!

 

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Best Vegetarian Sandwich in Portland

Best Portland vegetarian sandwich

Portland’s best vegetarian sandwich is our Southern Pimento Cheese and Smoked Pepper Sandwich

Smoked Bell Peppers, crisp lettuce leaves, sliced tomatoes, and our own house-made southern pimento cheese makes this sandwich served on Grand Central Sourdough one of the best vegetarian sandwiches in downtown Portland.  Only $6.50 at our little Cafe Voila on the corner of SW 9th and Washington!

And add a cup of one of our chef-made soups for the perfect Portland Lunch for $10!!!

 

 

 

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Best Portland Salad: Alder Smoked Steelhead Fall Salad

The bounty of fall is shared with one of the best Portland salads from Cafe Voila in downtown portland.  Slow smoked with Northwest Alder, fresh steelhead filet develops it’s sweet and salty and smoky flavor.  Delicous morsels of steelhead are served with our own house-candied pecans, roasted garnet yams, and slices of picked apple and served with organic hearty greens including spinach, red & green chard, and baby kale.  Our staff is pleased to toss your salad to order with our own Maple Vinaigrette dressing or you can take it back to the office for later enjoyment!  At only $7.75 it is one of the best lunch deals on one of Portland’s best salads!

Best Portland Salad at Cafe Voila

Organic greens and alder smoked steelhead make this portland’s best salad in the fall!

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Best Lunch Salad

Downtown Portland best salads

Best Salads at Cafe Voila in Downtown Portland

Made by the skilled gourmet chefs of Voila Catering, our everyday salads at Cafe Voila in downtown Portland are some of the best salads in Portland!  This week our salads are:

  • Italian Verde Cauliflower Salad with fresh Parsley & Capers  (veg)
  • Quinoa & Brown Rice with Cranberries & Scallion Vinaigrette (vegan & GF)
  • Spanish Lemon Saffron Chickpea Salad (vegan & GF)
  • Japanese Edamame Cucumber Salad with Red Radish (vegan & GF)

We offer our salads in either a individual small or large portion or you can choose our three salad plate for only $7.  A small salad can be added to any of our hot lunch entrees for only $2 more.

We hope you will check out our weekly menu to see our current seasonal offerings and join us at Cafe Voila for the best Portland Lunch Salads.

 

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Best Sweet Treats

Portland dessert and sweet treats at Cafe Voila

Best Desserts in Portland for your Afternoon Sweet Treat

The best afternoon sweet dessert treats are at Cafe Voila in Downtown Portland.  All baked “from-scratch” by the chef team of www.voila-catering.com just for our little downtown lunch and dessert cafe, from left to right:

  • Flourless Chocolate Brownie with 60% cocoa Ganache (gluten-free too)
  • Cardamon Ginger Shortbread (best bite of PDX from W.Week)
  • Bittersweet Chocolate Chip Cookie with Belgian Choc. Chips & real Vanilla
  • Chocolate Brownie Cookie with house made Dulce de Leche & Sea Salt
  • Chewy Golden Raisin Oatmeal Cookie
  • Coconut Lime Shortbread with Macaroon Topping
Cookie in downtown portland is best dessert sweet treat

Brownie Cookie Treat at Cafe Voila in Downtown Portland

 

All available for your sweet afternoon dessert treat at Cafe Voila in downtown Portland at SW 9th & Washington.  Come join us for a cup of Italian Coffee and dessert!

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House Smoked Ham Hock for Cafe Voila Soup and Gumbo

Smoked Ham Hocks For Cafe Voila in downtown Portland
Smoked Ham Hocks For Cafe Voila in downtown Portland

Ham Hocks for Downtown Lunch Cafe Voila

Slowly dry-cured with for 5 days before slowly smoking with Bourbon Barrel and Hickory Wood, our smoked ham hocks are an essential ingredient in many of our soups and gumbo lunch dishes at Cafe Voila made by the skilled (and patient) Chefs of Voila Catering.  If you don’t have a special occasion to enjoy the Best Catering food in Portland, stop by our Cafe Voila Monday thru Friday and enjoy our everyday gourmet food!   Just keep walking past the carts into our warm and friendly cafe at SW 9th and Washington for affordable chef food for breakfast or lunch!!!

 

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Sofrito preparations for Frittata

 

Downtown Portland Cafe for Lunch

Sofrito ingredients for Cafe Voila in Downtown Portland

Our chefs starting to make Sofrito for our Roasted Poblano Chile Pepper Frittata!  Real food made by Real Chefs is available at Cafe Voila at SW 9th and Washington in downtown Portland.  Check out some of the best breakfast treats and best cheap lunch in portland.

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Basil Pesto Lasagna at Cafe Voila in downtown Portland

Downtown Portland cafe for lunch

Cafe Voila lunch lasagna in downtown Portland

Fresh Basil Pesto and rich Tomato Lasagna layered with housemade Ricotta cheese and fresh Spinach is served with a side salad for only $ 7.75 at our downtown Portland Cafe Voila at SW 9th and Washington.

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Sweet dessert: SMORES at Cafe Voila Portland

Portland dessert sweets at cafe voila

Housemade Marshmellow SMORES at Cafe Voila in downtown Portland

Our own graham Shortbread base is ganached with a rich bittersweet chocolate ganache and topped with our own chef-made marshmallows before caramelized with a blow torch by the chefs of www.voila-catering.com

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Roasted Pork Sandwich at Cafe Voila Portland

Cafe Voila roasted Pork in Portland

Cured and Roasted Pork Loin for Pork Sandwich

Dry-cured for three days before roasting to get a sweet Caramelized crust on this Pork Loin, we shave the meat thin and serve on a baguette with balsamic fig jam and peppery arugula.  Only available from the skilled Chefs of Voila Catering at our downtown Portland Cafe at SW 9th and Washington

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The Best Soup in Portland this Fall is at Cafe Voila

 

Butternut Squash Soup in downtown Portland

Best Soup: Butternut Squash with Hazelnut Pesto

The best soups in Portland this Fall can all be found at Cafe Voila!   Unlike most restaurants that serve pre-made frozen soup in bags, the skilled chefs of Voila Catering make fresh soup from scratch every day for the little Cafe Voila located at SW 9th and Washington in downtown Portland.To make the best soup in Portland, we start with fresh, seasonal ingredients and use innovative recipes from our Executive Chef Tamara Kay which makes eating at our Cafe an unique Portland experience!

 

Best Soup in Portland

One of the best Portland Soup is our Portuguese Tomato Soup

 

Because great food does not need to be expensive and we value our loyal repeat customers, our soups are reasonably prices at only $4.75 for a bowl and $3.25 for a cup accompanied with Grand Central Bread and Butter.

 

Our Portuguese Tomato Soup features fresh kale, tomatoes, celery, onions, red potatoes, and chorizo sausage in a rich tomato broth.

Best Split Pea soup in portland

Smoked Turkey Split Pea Soup in portland

 

 

 

If you are having a hot entree for lunch, you can add a cup of our soup for only $1.75 more making our soup not only the best in Portland but also one of the best deals!

This cup of Smoked Turkey Split Pea is served with a Hazelnut Crusted Chicken Breast with a lemon Beurre Blanc and Roasted Brussel Sprouts.  Our soups starts with our own slow-smoked turkey leg meat and is mixed with slow-cooked split pea and finished with fresh herbs!

Best Portland lunch soup: Pumpkin Bacon and Apple

Roasted Pumpkin Bacon Soup with Gala Apples

 

Sauvie Island Sugar Pumpkins are slowly roasted and their sweet meat is cooked into a sweet soup which is pureed with smoky bacon and crisp gala apples to make one of the best soups in Portland.

 

Best Soup is Sweet Potato Bisque in downtown portland

Gingered Sweet Potato Bisque Soup with Pickled Green Onions

 

 

 

To make the best soups in Portland, sometimes Chef Tamara thinks out side of the box for unique and innovative soups.  Our Gingered White Sweet Potato Bisque with Pickled Green Onions is definately not a soup you will see at Subway!

 

 

 

Braised Pork Tamatillo Soup at Cafe Voila in Downtown Portland

Best Portland Chili Soup is our Braised Pork Tamatillo Soup

 

Tomatillo Pork Chili at Cafe Voila is so much better than anything at a food cart and for only $3.25 is a best deal in Portland for soup!  Our chefs slowly braised pork shoulder and stew white beans with vegetables to make this gourmet chili and it is garnished with Cilantro Crema at Cafe Voila in downtown Portland.

 

 

Best Lunch soup is Hungarian Mushroom Bisque

Add a cup of Hungarian Paprika Mushroom Bisque Soup to your Lunch Entree for $1.75

 

 

 
Our Hungarian Paprika Mushroom Soup is always a big fan favorite especially when added to a hot lunch entree for only $1.75 more. Shown served with our Thyme Roasted Chicken Breast with a browned butter caper sauce and creamy Leek Gratin at Cafe Voila for only $8 it is definately one of the best soup lunches in downtown Portland!

 

Tomato Bisque Vegan Soup in Portland

Our Vegan Tomato Bisque Soup with Cheese Croutons

 

 

 

A perfect soup to accompany a sandwich on a cold winter day is our Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Bisque. It is served with a Cheesy Crouton to soak up the goodness!  Without the croutons, this is a one of the best vegan soup in Portland!

Need more than just soup for lunch?    Our cup of Soup and half a Sandwich is only $6.25 at Cafe Voila downtown as SW 9th and Washington!

Best Vegan Pumpkin Soup in Portland

Roasted Sauvie Island Sugar Pumpkins make this one of the best vegan soups in Portland

 

 

 

 

Sauvie Island Pumpkins are roasted by the our chef team to make our Pumpkin Coconut Soup! One of the best vegan soups in Portland, this fresh soup is garnished with nutmeg for the perfect winter warming soup!

The best soups in portland start with roasted pumpkins

Sauvie Island Sugar Pumpkins are roasted by our chef team to make the Best Soup in Portland

Come join us in downtown portland at SW 9th and Washington for the best soup in Portland!

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Best Holiday Desserts at Cafe Voila in Downtown Portland

Holiday Dessert time at Cafe Voila in Downtown Portland starts this week. Baked fresh by the chefs of www.Voila-Catering.com from scratch!

Shortbread Cookie is Best holiday cookie in Portland

Our Saffron Almond Shortbread is one of the Best Portland Holiday Cookies

 

 

 

Saffron Almond Shortbread cookies are a wonderful sugar crusted treat for the holidays and a perfect gift for your office mate!

 

 

 

 

Best Portland Holiday Cake

Candied Cranberry Molasses Bread at Cafe Voila in downtown Portland

 

Our chef team starts with making canded cranberries and baking with a classic molassses cake recipe.  To finish we brush each cake with a Bulliet Bourbon Glaze!

 

 

 

Theses wonderful dessert treats are only available in downtown Portland at Cafe Voila located at SW 9th and Washington.  We are open m-F from 7:30 to 5pm!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Best Portland Breakfast Sandwich at Cafe Voila

Best Breakfast Sandwich at Cafe Voila in Downtown Portland

Best Portland Breakfast Sandwich is Cafe Voila’s Canadian Bacon Biscuit

The Best Breakfast Sandwich in Portland is Cafe Voila’s Canadian Bacon Biscuit Sandwich!  We start by curing whole pork loin for 6 days in a special brine and then slowly smoke with maple wood for hours.  Our chef team even bakes our own cheddar-scallion biscuits for this special breakfast sandwich!  Thin slices of the sweet Canadian Bacon is topped with a lightly poached egg and our own real hollandaise sauce for the Best Breakfast Sandwich in Portland…..it is so good, many people enjoy it with a salad for lunch!

 

 

 

 

 

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