Given that there are five branches (and probably counting) around the island, it feels like a dependable chain with artisanal products. If there were a Venn diagram for consistency, predictability and quality, Artisan Boulangerie Co. would sit well in the middle sweet spot.
You have no idea how 'up close and personal' things could have gotten without the display window.
I got to sample the linzer tart and Bostock, which were yummy but I was in the mood for something (well, alot of things) savoury.
Given what was on offer, I think we exhibited quite a show of willpower by getting only four items.
2013 me would have gone for the smoked salmon quiche and sweet tarts in a heartbeat but 2014 me felt like trying something new; after all, why waste time hanging onto the past?
The spinach and goat cheese tart was stunning. Packing a pungent punch, it went all out in the flavour department without missing a note in its buttery flaky crust.
Don't be deceived by the plain Jane appearance of the stuffed mozzerella pesto calzone.
Give it time, let it open up and show you that it is truly soulmate-material. Yes, I'll be telling my son that in due course.
Spectacular crust though.
A little lovin' from the toaster only serves to elevate the swirl to greater heights.
It was an incredibly relaxing meal because the cafe wasn't swamped with people and the munckin knocked out for the first hour.
Just over an hour ago, we found a win-win solution for both parents and the kid who refused to sit in the shopping trolley.