The first thing I loved about the little sandwich show was the decor and general ambiance. The yellow color was eye catching and the vintage inspired furniture was quaint. Decorating the walls were pictures of vegetables and fruits that were so adorable, I might want to make a copy-cat version for my house! And, the tables had these cute little flowers for decoration:
So cute!! In addition, they boasted a rose garden patio in the back for patrons to sit.
Aside from decor, I was pleased with the overall theme of the restaurant. From their website: "[We] create gourmet food using fresh local ingredients, serve it in a modest setting, and charge reasonable prices so everyone can enjoy slow food". I just LOVE it!
Now, on to the food. We went for lunch and ordered two sandwiches to share: The Caprese, (Organic Heirloom Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella, Baby Arugula, and Truffle Aioli on Croissant) and the Niman Ranch Braised Beef (Pickled Pepper and Onion, Smoked Gouda Cheese, Baby Arugula, and Aioli on ACME Batard). The ingredients were put together well, all the flavors were amazing, and the breads were great even on their own! I could have eaten that croissant all by itself.
All in all, it was a perfect lunch for a balmy day in Berkeley, and it really hit the spot. Now all I need to do is go home to Chicago and try to copy the recipes so I can enjoy it again! I was a satisfied customer.
|Give me more sandwiches please!|
If you live in the Bay area or are thinking of visiting, here's the info for Slow:
1966 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
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