Croissant & Company

Fresh bread makes all the difference in the world on a deli sandwich. At Croissant and Company on the corner of High Street and Ferry downtown, the fresh baked bread is the main attraction. It's kind of a funky corner deli with an exposed kitchen and window seating. On a weekday lunch hour expect to see a crowd of downtowners in line, ordering from a menu that includes sandwiches, soups, salads, quiche, pastries and breads. I didn't order the quiche. I ordered a sandwich from their specials menu and dog gone it if I can't remember the name. For about $6, it had lettuce, tomato, melted mozzarella, pepperoni, roast beef and bacon. Maybe it was called a pizza sandwich, probably not but I'll call it that anyway. This was a bit heavier and messier then what I normally like in a sandwich but I felt intimidated by the massive menu board and I picked the first thing I saw that had roast beef in it. It was one of those times when I couldn't decide what to order and I didn't want to hold up the hungry people in line behind me. The menu is extensive and very detailed and much of it written on dry erase boards. The sandwich was great, especially the bread. The dining area is comfortable and just a bit offbeat, in a good way. It's free of the feeling that the place was designed in some corporate laboratory with focus groups and two way mirrors watching peoples responses. It's a place to go if you just want to take a break from your job and get a good bite to eat. I'll have to head back there again soon and try just a regular roast beef deli sandwich or seek out there booth at the Saturday market.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Chicken caesar salad- awesome, dude

Jasindra said...

While I do like the Croissant & Company, I miss their old location at the juction of Liberty and Commercial by Roth's and Office Depot. I would go in just for their Taco/Tortilla(?) Soup. It's been so long so I hope I got the name right. That was the best! I've never seen it at the downtown location.

Anonymous said...

couldn't order half cookie lady was rude it was on the menu so i assumed they had it you can go anywhere else and get what they offer

Chuck Bradley said...

What a delightful lunch……

Usually, with me, it’s mostly about the food. I had their special which today was a Hot Pastrami, Salami, Pepper Jack cheese, Lettuce, Tomato and Italian dressing sandwich served on a fresh, chewy baguette. That’s the good part. Now for the great part……I ate this gastronomical masterpiece alfresco at one of their sidewalk Parisian style tables ensconced beneath the new, lime-green leaves of majestic deciduous trees (not sure what they were) and watched the world go by on this perfect spring afternoon. Life is good!