The Baker and the Chef
Let me start by simply saying that I LOVE SANDWICHES.
To this date, they continue to be my favourite food. They’re just SO versatile, you know?
So, it’s no wonder it came as a surprise to me that I had never heard of this place before!
The place is: The Baker and The Chef Sandwich Cafe (it has the word sandwich right in the name!)
I stumbled across it doing some research of the Gastown area.
So, naturally, I asked a few hungry souls to come with me to check it out at lunch.
From the moment we walked in, the feel was pretty fast paced. Which does make sense seeing as the bulk of the customers seemed to be from the office buildings nearby, probably on their lunchtime hour and needed to get back.
The menu has quite the variety of sandwiches, paninis, salads, and a few hot meals which was nice to see. They also have an all-day breakfast menu which has oatmeal, burritos, omelettes, and of course, paninis.
I went with the Capilano panini – which was pretty funny because 3 of us, out of the 4, somehow ended up ordering the same thing.
The panini was lightly pressed and toasty, with chunks of grilled chicken and an amazing pesto mayo.
The fourth member of the group had the beef bourguignon with a side of mashed potatoes.
I liked this place. I mean, it’s not fancy shmancy but you wouldn’t expect it to be. It’s a cafe with homemade cookies and bars as dessert.
The food tastes freshly made and the bread, well, the name IS ‘The Baker and The Chef’.