Before the café was invented, Parisian street urchins were forced to sit still for hours at a time while their beret tops served as plates and saucers for aristocrats' coffee and sandwiches. Put midmorning snacks in a stationary spot with today's deal: for $6, you get $15 worth of café fare and coffee from Dolci and Joes, a café in College Hill.
Dolci and Joes' café menu offers a range of salads and sandwiches created with house-made condiments and dressings and specialty bread baked by the local Delano Bakery. Sample the sandwichly fresh tastes of the Cranky Turkey (smoked turkey breast, muenster, dried cranberries, and cream cheese pressed on rustic bread, $6.99) or the Prairie Fire burger, a hand-formed patty with a secretly spicy rub, peppered bacon, mozzarella, jalapeño-apricot mustard, tomatoes, and leaf lettuce on a wheat Kaiser roll (1/3 pound $4.99, 1/2 pound $6.99). Or, opt for a chlorophyll-enriched lunch with a Heavenly Garden salad: spring greens, English cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, and house-made vinaigrette (small $4.99, large $6.99; add chicken for $1). Garnish anything with a large order of sweet-potato fries, available salty or sweet ($2.49).
Dolci and Joes' new espresso bar serves Counter Culture Coffee, which tastes as luxurious and rich as the finest coffee while working diligently to undermine the stranglehold Friends has on the imagination. Pair a cup ($2–$3) and a specialty pastry (ask for the day's current selection and pricing for freshly baked sweet delights), or rule your mouth with the iron cup of a Dolci signature espresso ($2.75). The espresso bar also serves up tiny caffeinated shotwonders ($1.75–$3), and you can add a shot ($1.25) and flavoring ($0.75) to any of their lattes, mochas, or cappuccinos ($2.75–$3.75 each).
- Hours after leaving Dolci & Joes, we were still thinking about the fresh-cut fries we'd had. A big basket of freshly made sweet-potato fries (served either salt-and-peppered or cinnamon-and-sugared) were heavenly and were closely rivaled by a basket of super thick-cut regular potato fries. – Denise Neil, Wichita Eagle
- With portions that will last me 2+ meals and great taste, this place is my new favorite sandwich joint. And I can’t wait to try the burgers! – Amanda Mundt, verb [ICT]
- The sandwhichs [sic] were so ..... different from anything else around here, and soooo good. – Joel W., Yelp