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Tiny Table Brings Taste of Vietnam to Downtown Cornwall

By Kevin Lajoie
July 27, 2012

Tiny Table Restaurant - CornwallCornwall, ON - The doors at Tiny Table have only been open for a week or so, but the new restaurant in Downtown Cornwall is already starting to build a loyal following.

“We were getting the sign up outside and people were already walking in,” said owner Ubon Sattaboot with a smile. “The response has been great so far.”

Located at 11 Fourth Street West (across from the main City Fire Hall), Tiny Table specializes in pho, a popular Vietnamese soup made with chicken broth, gluten-free rice noodles and pieces of chicken, beef or shrimp, complemented with a side of hot sauce and bean sprouts. The dessert menu features Mango with Sticky Rice, a classic Thai dish, as well as an Italian dish, Tiramisu.

The unique menu reflects the restaurant owners themselves – Mrs. Sattaboot is originally from Thailand while her husband, Santo Carruba, hails from Italy. It’s a true family-run operation, with Mrs. Sattaboot’s son, Jamie Giamei, and his girlfriend, Tabby, helping out at the business on a daily basis.

The great food is complemented by a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere within the restaurant. There are a few tables for dine-in guests and the restaurant also offers take-out. In addition, the front of the establishment is home to The Grey House, featuring a variety of homemade and imported products such as bracelets and necklaces.

For Mrs. Sattaboot, Tiny Table represents the realization of a dream that has been in the making for several years. She spent a considerable amount of time researching the potential of opening a Thai and Vietnamese restaurant in Cornwall. At first, Mrs. Sattaboot was exploring another possible location before deciding to open the business in the current property, which they own.

Mrs. Sattaboot said the family moved to Cornwall in 2000 in order for Jamie to complete his schooling, and they figured they would live here for a year or so.

“But we fell in love with the place,” she said. “We just couldn’t leave anymore.”

Mrs. Sattaboot said she’s thrilled to be located in Downtown Cornwall, which is quickly becoming a dining destination thanks to the numerous restaurants in the area.

“It’s like a little community within a community,” she said. “Hopefully, we will be able to attract more people Downtown.”

Tiny Table is open Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays from 11:30 am to 9 pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 11:30 am to 10 pm and Sundays from 11:30 am to 8 pm. For more info, look for them on Facebook.

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