So I was pretty stoked when I found a new place in Fort Myers Cool Hand Luc’s that offered up vegan ice cream, sandwiches, salads, soups, and coffees. I wasn’t looking for a new vegan place to eat because when Im in the Fort I eat at Chef Brooke’s Natural Cafe everyday ( because there is no food around
to compare), but she was out of town so I decided to check this new place out for a review! My mom and I arrived right at noon when they opened only to find 1 counter person working. This method may work if we were the only customers except that it was his first day ( alone) and he had no idea where or what anything was..First we’ll
discuss food then I will mention the other qualms I had with this place through out unfortunately. We started off with the “Hummus with Crunchy Pita Chips” ($4.00) Fresh Hummus served with Homemade Pita Chips.UM, except that the new server couldn’t find the pita chips after searching for a while so we had to
settle for torn pita bread (packaged) and veggies. We also wanted to try a cup of the soup of the day ”Corn Chowder” ($ 3.00) Corn Soup. I have to be honest, this tasted like a canned cream of corn you would buy at your local grocery store, on top of that he warmed it in the microwave and it came out cold, to which he said ” if its still cold I
can stick it back in the microwave..” HM not so reassuring. So after our appetizer arrived and we ate it another customer came in and ordered food leaving us waiting for ours quite a while. I understand if your new but we arrived first and you should kindly tell the next customer that your shorthanded and will be right with them.
He didn’t do that he made there food and shake before even beginning ours. This is now about an hour into our meal waiting…He finally got to ours the “Tempeh Ranch Pita” ($6.00) Whole Wheat Pita filled with Ranch, Tempeh, Lettuce, and Onion. While he was warming our tempeh in the microwave he discovered that they only
had enough tempeh for one (what we got was not even enough for one) so we had to choose who got to eat that day. It was basically just a packaged piece of Pita bread with about 2 slices of tempeh and a slab of lettuce. At the end of our meal we were needless to say unsatisfied and felt as if we had only eaten pita bread and corn for our 2 hour
lunch.. Even after a disaster lunch we still wanted to try the dessert ( seeing as we were still starved) So We tried a mix of Ice Creams ” Oreo Mint, Peanut Butter, and Vanilla Bean” ($3.25) Fresh Vegan Homemade Ice Cream filled with the different listed ingredients. This stuff was incredible! Fresh and creamy- YUM! We also decided to get a “Chocolate Chip Cookie” ($1.50) Homemade Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie. This was one of the best cookies I’ve eaten. It was warm and gooey, just perfect. YUM! I think that the ice cream and the cookies were the only thing at Cool Hand Luc’s that was homemade and not microwaved or packaged. I really wanted to LOVE this place and I will say the desserts were yummy BUT the food was simple, cheap, and cold and the customer service or lack of was simply unacceptable. The only thing I would go for would be the ice cream. Maybe Cool Hand Luc’s should add another hand to help out with the custom service next time..
Peace, Love, and Vegan Food,
2040 Collier Ave.
Fort Myers, FL.