Cuisine Type: Bakery-Cafe, Fast and Casual
Reservations: Not offered
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 11–25
Most popular offering: Fremont Chicken Salad Sandwich
Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Pro Tip: We are busiest during lunch rush (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.), so visit us outside of these hours to avoid a line.
What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?
Fremont Chicken Salad SandwichOur famous chicken walnut salad is served with lettuce and tomato on our homemade honey molasses bread.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
All of our products are made from scratch, ... hand prepared in our kitchens daily. We offer a wide variety of choices for breakfast, lunch, and dessert. Fresh from the oven muffins, pastries, soft and chewy cookies, and bite sized desserts. Sandwiches made to order with premium, all-natural meats and cheeses on homemade breads. Crisp tossed green salads and hot savory soups.
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