The Annex opened up over the holidays bringing a new wave of foods into The Collection at RiverPark in Oxnard. On November 17, 2017, The Annex opened its doors to the public but it wasn’t until a week later when I finally had a chance to go explore The Annex for myself.
I didn’t know what to expect from the Annex. At first I thought it was a restaurant but it turns out it’s more than just one. As soon as I walked into The Annex i was greeted my eyes were welcomed by the sight of bright colors and art on the walls. The smell of the coffee roasters was very inviting
As i walked around I noticed all the great food the small restaurants had to offer. I started off with a place called Scratch, a sandwich counter. I ordered the slow- roasted turkey sandwich. It included a sweet bun accompanied with slow roasted carved turkey, arugula lettuce, avocado, pickles and topped off with romesco sauce. It was a perfectly balanced flavorful sandwich for only seven dollars.
I moved on to Love Pho Cafe, a Vietnamese noodle soup restaurant across from Scratch. There I had a seafood noodle soup with the choice of thick or thin rice noodles for my soup. For The cost is $9.97, but was a very filling bowl of soup.
Lastly I headed to Pancake, but don’t get fooled by the name! The Pancake bar serves Dutch- style pancakes very much like a crepé, thin and full pan size. I ordered The Nom Nom. It was topped with fresh berries, berry sauce and whipped cream for $10.50. Although it was a bit pricey. I wasn’t disappointed with how tasty and sweet that pancake was.
I sat down right at the Ragamuffin coffee shop and drank my $3 espresso while I ate my pancake. It was a great combination of sweet and rich dark flavors.
I can’t wait to go back and try new foods. There’s are so many food places that lie within The Annex. my Experience there was very rich and inviting do to the food creations and artistic atmosphere. Next time you find yourself hungry and in the RiverPark, area, make sure to stop and take a look at The Annex. I highly recommend it!