Panes bread cafe was about 2 blocks from their house, so we always picked up sandwiches during the wknd practices. It's such a cozy, comfortable atmosphere with delicious (and cheap!) homemade food -- we missed it so much! I recently saw an article of Panes raising their prices at the cause of increased costs (damn the rise in fuel!), but it's still pretty cheap.
This past Friday, I finally had the opportunity to visit one of my old fave cafes, and this is what we ordered:
The Popular always a winner chicken breast caramelized onions, spinach roasted peppers, provolone cheese on tomato bread $5.50
They bake their own bread. Usually it's on a tomato foccacia, but they ran out (we got there around 9pm). This crisp and soft bread with fresh ingredients made a winning combo.
|Panes Linguini linguini pasta tossed with grilled chicken mushrooms, spinach and spicy tomato cream sauce|
The sauce base was tasty, as well as the ingredients, but it was a bit on the overly creamier side for my taste.
|BBQ Chicken shredded chicken breast, asiago, mozzarella cheese and bbq sauce|
Loved this thin crust pizza with tangy homemade bbq sauce -- definitely one of the most memorable of the three.
Even though this is a casual order-at-the-counter place, the lady at the counter was very nice, and they even made the effort of dividing our dishes into 3 portions for us to share.
I can't wait to go back!
Note: Photos taken by Dave Won -- Since he had his professional camera took out and started to take photos with various angles, I did not want to embarrass myself by pulling out my little digital.