New kid on the block: Saint Bread.
Recently opened to long lines; it’s very near my office and the reviews have all been very positive so, I had to try it. Started by a trio from London Plane the offerings take advantage of their varied backgrounds…ranging from Japanese to Scandinavian…so expect interesting fusions of cuisines.
The bratwurst sandwich was very good but different than what you’d find in Germany. You need to come with a hearty appetite and…of course the sandwich was made by the torpedo roll. Excellent! Give the smoked trout toast a try…you won’t be disappointed and at this point, I’d recommend it for your first experience.
Menu selections include pastries, various toasts, sandwiches and salads. Libations: coffee, tea, soft drinks, beer and wine.
Did I say they have cookies? Well, they do and you need to try the Chocolate Chip Cookie. Not as large or flavorful as The Cookie but a close second on flavor. Thinking pastries then think no farther than the must have Cardamom Croissant.
While service is from the counter, there are options to dine on one of their two patios outdoors. It’s right on Portage Bay in the space previously occupied by the Jensen Motor Boat Company on Boat Street.