Review Lite—Smith's Bakery
As much as I love a sit down breakfast meal experience, sometimes you're just not in the mood for the full deal. And in those times, there's nothing like a little breakfast sandwich action to get your day off to a good start.
As a long-time North Ender, I'm actually kind of embarrassed to say I had never been to Smith's Bakery. According to their website, they've been around since 1932 so that's a lot of missing out I've been doing.
Inside there's not much to see—except the copious amount of baked goods. Side note, I'm pretty sure Dreamweaver started playing when I walked in, and there was a wind machine and soft lighting. Ok. So that's maybe a bit of artistic license but you get the idea.
I went for the small breakfast sandwich which consists of an egg, some cheese, and in my case, some bacon on a freshly baked ciabatta bun. It's also worth mentioning these guys' tea game is unreal. In addition to a wide (and kind of usual in a good way) selection of bagged tea, they also had a few loose-leaf teas to choose from. An unexpected, but very welcomed surprise.
As you can see, the sandwich wasn't really much to look at. And I'm not going to lie, when it arrived and I saw it was made with a processed cheese slice, I was disappointed. That is until I took a bite. Because when I did, Dreamweaver started up again, my luscious locks began blowing in the wind and the light got real soft.
The bread is what I could only describe as a bread pillow. The egg was crispy yet still silky. The bacon was perfectly cooked and not too greasy. The whole damn thing was delicious.
We left packing some squares (so good.), some bread (yet to be sampled, but no doubt delicious), and I left with a new favourite spot in the neighbourhood.