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.