3497 Fraser Street
Tel: (604) 877-1141
October 5, 2013 – Lunch
Written by: Second Stomach
Recently, I noticed SweetSalt Bakery & Café when driving down Fraser Street. As we were out and about today, I suggested SweetSalt for a change (from the usual Asian cafes) today. We managed to find street parking nearby and when we walked in, we immediately noticed that the café was set up to be very kid-friendly. At the entrance was a small sectioned off play area for young kids. It was not surprising then, that we did see mostly moms of young kids dining today.
Although there were just a few tables, every table had a great view of the kitchen:
Here’s what we ordered for lunch today:
Prosciutto, goat cheese, figs, walnut, & honey sandwich
Naturally, Snowman ordered a latte. After all, you can’t go into a bakery without also trying their coffee (especially since we ordered a cinnamon bun to go along with it!). It was a really good latte.
Prosciutto, goat cheese, figs, walnut, & honey sandwich – $8.50
- When we ordered the sandwich, we noted that we would be sharing it. We were really pleased that the kitchen helped to split the sandwich and salad for us onto 2 separate plates.
- Sandwiches are served with your choice of salad or soup. Unfortunately, they ran out of soup today. So, the salad that was served with the sandwich consisted of plain greens, pumpkin seeds, and balsamic vinaigrette. I think we would have enjoyed the soup more had it been available.
Here’s a closer look at the sandwich:
- The sandwich was served on apricot carrot sourdough bread. It was a denser bread and quite tasty but we couldn’t really taste the sourdough, which is too bad because I really like sourdough!
- Normally Snowman probably wouldn’t like a sandwich like this because he isn’t fond of goat cheese but the goat cheese wasn’t too pungent and it had a fluffy, soft texture. This was a beautiful contrast against the crunchy walnuts and nicely balanced with the sweet flavor of the honey.
- Although the ingredients are relatively simple, this combination was unique and totally worked.
Cinnamon Bun – $3
- Snowman really likes cinnamon buns. Whenever we’re at a bakery, it never fails that we always must try the cinnamon bun if available.
- This cinnamon bun was definitely different than many of the more traditional styles. It was not as sticky and only lightly iced. It resembled a cinnamon roll.
- However, the cinnamon bun had good flavor and the bun itself was quite soft. It was a “lighter” style compared to the likes of Cinnabon and Cinzeo.
- Snowman said he enjoyed this for a change, especially to finish off our meal today.
Apricot Carrot Sourdough Loaf – $5.50
We couldn’t help but purchase a loaf of bread after our meal. It was the same bread that was used for our sandwich today. Needless to say, it didn’t last too long after we took it home.
SweetSalt Bakery & Café is a german bakery visibly located on Fraser Street and 19th avenue. The menu focuses on coffee, baked goods, and sandwiches. It also appears to be a popular stop amongst mothers with young children.
- Kid friendly
- Some unique bakery items and sandwichews
- Relatively limited menu