When you hear the word bakery what comes to mind? Cupcakes, brownies, cookies…..what about the word café? Maybe some lite sandwiches, a few seasonal soups and that is all…..Well, not at the Corner Bakery Cafe, this is not your grandmothers bakery OR café!!!! Recently I was invited along with a few blogger friends to visit a new Corner Bakery Café in Middletown, RI (right near Newport, RI) for a sampling of several menu choices. Upon entering the Corner Bakery and Café I noticed how bright and airy the Café was, with plenty of seating you and your bestie could certainly catch up or they could accommodate that company luncheon you have been meaning to schedule!!!! After hearing a little about their philosophy and their commitment to fresh and tasty food our sampling began!!!!!
They can cater your next event too!!!!
Who doesn’t like breakfast for dinner occasionally? At Corner Bakery Café you can order breakfast at any time of the day, not just during normal breakfast hours!!!! The pancakes that were served to us were so lite and fluffy, not to mention they melted in your mouth!!!! Oh, did I mention that they are served with bacon also?? The children in your life would love an order of their chocolate chip pancakes I’m sure??
Once we were done with our breakfast next came some lunch!!! We were given what is known as “The Trio”, a smaller portion of three favorite menu items. Ours had the DC Chicken Salad, Lemon Orzo Soup, and Quinoa Tabbouleh. The chicken salad was perfectly dressed, and tasted fresh and lite with just the right amount of crunch. Lemon Orzo Soup was refreshing, tasty and filled with not only chicken but fresh vegetables, it quickly went on my list of items to order the next time I visit. It was not over yet, we were also given the Spicy Asian Pork sandwich to taste, as taste we did. I could taste the freshness of the vegetables, the crunch of the “slaw”, and the softness of the bread…well the bread alone could have sustained me for days.
By the time our “dinner” was served I was beginning to get full!!! But once I saw the Pesto Chicken Cavatappi I quickly decided I had enough room!!!! As a pesto fan I love the chance to taste anything that has pesto as an ingredient. This dish didn’t let me down, the pesto taste was not overwhelming the way some pesto can be, it was very lite tasting and the creaminess of the dish blended perfectly with the pasta, think of it as an adult version of macaroni and cheese. The pieces of chicken were plenty and cooked perfectly in order to hold the creamy pesto sauce.
So, are you hungry yet? You are probably thinking “what about the bakery”? Well, they did not let us leave without taking a few of their yummy cupcakes to share with our families and judging by the reaction from my children they were as tasty as they looked (I think I had a small taste). There are currently a few of these restaurants across the state with more planned as the year goes on, but this location in Middletown is certainly a nice family alternative to the hustle and bustle of Newport.
Did I mention that they gave me a gift card for a giveaway to a lucky reader so you can sample some of the delicious food that Corner Bakery Café serves anytime of the day!!! All you have to do is leave a comment about what your favorite breakfast food is and 1 winner will be randomly chosen on August 7, 2015!!!!!