There’s this little sandwich shop / patisserie on West Broadway, between Oak and Spruce Street, that I pass by each day on the way to work. And each time I pass it, the aroma of freshly baked goods draws me in. There’s a fairly expansive menu for a small place, consisting of sandwiches & paninis, salads, muffins, cookies, mini cakes, bread pudding, and some house made heat & serve dishes (casseroles, shepherds pie, lasagna, etc).
This blog entry represents several take out visits over several days.
During a lunch visit, I ordered a soup and sandwich to go. This consisted of turkey sandwich on multigrain bread.
This was made to order, and it is a pretty good. It’s a substantive sandwich, with lots of sliced turkey, sliced cheddar, iceberg lettuce, ripe tomato slices, a dollop of mayo and dijon mustard, between slices of soft multigrain bread.
This came with a large cup of split pea and ham soup
This is a house made ham soup, filled with onions, celery, carrots and split peas, simmered slowly for several hours until the peas break down. I’ve never been a big fan of pea soup, this was my first time revisiting it in many many years. Maybe I had previously consumed poor examples, because was pretty good. Nice ham and pea flavor, good seasoning.
On a separate visit, I tried the apple pecan scone
This is a rich buttery scone, studded with chunks of apple and pecans, with a light sweetness and a hint of cinnamon. The scone appear to be made with (at least part) whole wheat flour, which adds a little more texture and a little more nuttiness. It was soft, and delicate and buttery on the inside, and lightly crunchy on the edges. I really liked this scone.
On yet another visit, I opted for the chocolate loaf
This is a rich dark chocolate cake, baked in a mini loaf pan, filled with chocolate chips, and dusted with confectioners sugar. This was a good cake. It was moist and soft on the inside, lightly crunchy around the edges and top, with lots of chocolately flavor.
This is a croissant, split and filled with almond paste and banana slices, baked, and then drizzled with chocolate sauce and dusted with confectioners sugar. This is a fabulous pastry. It’s got some crunch from the double baked croissant. The almond and banana filling is soft and sweet, but crisp on edge, and the chocolate sauce is rich and decadent.
The room is functional and clean.
The servers are seemingly always happy and pleasant. The service can be a little slow during peak hours, but I have to cut them some slack since it’s a small operation and they are making most things to order.