One of the best parts of my job is travel. Discovering new places to eat is amazing. Recently I was sent to try out Corner Bakery Cafe and had a wonderfully laid back date night. I cannot believe such a delicious and inexpensive place was right near my house and I had never noticed!
Corner Bakery Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the morning they have made to order scramblers, and then lunch brings on soups, salads, paninis and assorted sandwiches. Everything is fresh and homemade, and it is made to order.
Steve went for the Chicken Pomodori Panini. It tools him seconds to decide while I, who had even studied the menu online, took forever. Of course I took a bite once we served (for research purposes) and fell in love with the pesto mayo slathered on the panini. Chicken, fresh basil, roasted tomatoes and Provolone cheese on a sourdough made an amazing combo. It gave me an idea for a grilled chicken recipe to try for dinner, as I don’t have a panini press to make the sandwich.
After much debate I settled on the new “choose any two” combo. You choose any two of: 1/2 sandwich or panini, 1/2 handcrafted pasta, 1/2 fresh salad, or one cup of soup. The choose any two combos are 600 calories or less, awesome for someone like me who gives a half hearted attempt at dieting. I chose the Asian Wonton fresh salad and the Caprese sandwich.
You wouldn’t think half a salad and half a sandwich would be filling but that, combined with a rather larger bite of Steve’s panini and a pickle (also his) had me stuffed. All paninis and sandwiches, including the ones in the combination platters include chips or baby carrots. I gave Steve my chips I was so stuffed. Then again I also wanted the cream cheese brownie we had ordered for dessert. There is ALWAYS room for dessert but after eating our meals, half the brownie came home with us for later. Im not ashamed to admit that I finished other half of the brownie for breakfast the next morning. Go ahead and judge me.
One of my favorite things about Corner Bakery Cafe is that every item on their menu has the calorie amount for both the full size and half (for when the item is in a combo) portions. Aside from a few of the pastas and one of the paninis, all dishes are under 800 calories, most being in the 600 range. For the health conscious or those counting calories this is great!
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