Monday, May 12, 2008

Panes Bread Cafe

When hubby first moved back to Chicagoland area from Peoria, he wanted to move straight into the city life. He also wanted to have a basement space to start a band, so him, his h.s. friend, and another friend started renting at 1237 Wellington.

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.

Bread Cafe
Sandwiches, Italian, Desserts & Bakeries

3002 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago 60657
At W Wellington Ave

Phone: 773-665-0972

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