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Electric Earth

Update 12/6/14: Electric Earth is closed.

In a word: Earthy but not electrifying.

The specs: #0154
Address, hours & details via Isthmus; reviews at Yelp, Isthmus, Cap Times, Electric Earth on Urbanspoon

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JM ate the hot ham and cheese sandwich with a cup of soup and a Nantucket Nectars lemonade.
Nichole ate the hot veggie sandwich with a cup of soup and a coffee.
The bill was $18, or $9/person, plus tip.
JM gave Electric Earth a C+; Nichole gave Electric Earth a B- (see our grading rubric).

Electric Earth on West Wash is a good place to spend your bus layover, instead of at the Greyhound station. Situated as it is near the terminal and a U-Haul rental place, it exudes a sort of migratory appeal.

Electric Earth sign

As for the food, it somehow didn't gel. Nichole's veggie sandwich was light on fillings given the price, and featured both roasted red pepper and raw green pepper, an odd combination. The coffee, as well as the soup, were disappointingly weak. A little more salt would have gone a long way for the latter (but not the latte).

JM enjoyed his hot ham and cheese sandwich a lot, but so much of his feeling is that this is just another coffee shop with food.  He found the whole experience oddly uncomfortable. He'd like to add the erudite comment that the cold couscous-grape-craisin salad was wack. True, dat.

Electric Earth plate

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Went here for the first time this weekend - also had a veg sandwich. The sandwich was good and (surprisingly) came with a pint-sized portion of pasta salad (also good). I can't judge the coffee, as I don't drink coffee, but their English Breakfast decaf was a tea bag. Hmm. Is there any place in town that serves loose tea anymore?

If you're not there for the food, the ambience is great. Love the walls decorated with fantastic artwork.

Worst customer service I've ever experienced. My girlfriend and I walked in at 10:45 a.m., and were the only ones in the place besides the two women behind the counter. We ordered two cold sandwiches and sat down by the door, obviously waiting for our TO-GO order. A couple of people came in after us, and ordered complicated (apparently) hot drinks, at which time our sandwich making was dropped in order to serve them. At one point, she stopped working on them AGAIN to chat with a friend that came in. We finally asked what the hell was going on, and eventually walked out with our order at 11:10 without so much as an "I'm sorry" for the delay. Kinda sucked when we were on a 1/2 hour lunch break. You would think that after that much time to make a COLD SANDWICH, it would at least be a good one, but the sandwich sucked too. It had an entire tub of cream cheese on the bread. Worst place ever, DO NOT GO THERE

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