|Yank on the bulbous white bowling pin – it’s the front door handle – and you’re in a bright, airy dining room. The walls are ablaze in orange and red. An authentic Texaco Sky Chief gasoline pump (31 cents a gallon) hunkers in one corner. Festooned everywhere else is an array of “retro” regalia. Cool, real cool jazz plays.
Man, this place is different. Kinda hep, cat. With it. Cool. Besides its B-Bop, 1950s attitude, Zooma Zooma Café has some great food, live music, VQA wines from lush grape fields just minutes away, and the best beers from Niagara’s breweries along with the top imports.
As for the food: their Reuben is where it’s at. A top Toronto food writer praised their sandwich, Zooma’s Reuben is now all the rage. Other favourites are chicken breast with Wasabi Mayo, thin crust gourmet pizza and seafood crepes. Also on the menu a couple times a week is their special P.L.T. – prosciutto, lettuce and tomato.
A major draw to Zooma has been the highly successful music series, which has featured jazz and blues greats and showcased the legendary Ink Spots, Peter Appleyard, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, and even the weird and wildly talented fiddler, Ashley MacIsaac.
Zooma is open seven days a week, and has summer weekend evening hours.
40-seat patio, in-house catering for private events, reservations accepted, wheelchair accessible