Sparrow BakeryA friend of mine has been dying to try the Sparrow Bakery. He wanted to go so bad he even tried to schedule via outlook. I had a short opportunity to grab a quick bite and we met up over at the bakery. I wasn't going to publish this review until I tried the Ocean Roll that EVERYONE keeps telling me to get. But @cassondra on Twitter said I should go with my rebellious insticts and I agree. You can't tell me what to do. Ocean Roll or not, I'm writing. (btw, if you're not following me on twitter, you're missing out on some great stuff...I'm sort of a big deal - follow me!)
The super friendly staff welcomed me and answered any questions I had. Even went outside to bring in another table for me as there were not any seats available in the tiny seating area. That's rockstar status. They see a guy like me and bring in a table all Goodfellas style.
There were some great choices on the small menu that I really want to try. Like the cheese covered ham sandwich in the case that was waiting to be toasted in the oven. I forgot what it was called but I'm getting this sucker the next time I go. I opted for the poached egg croissant sandwich with avocado, bacon, and arugula aioli.
The ingredients were just amazing. This poached egg was one of the best I've seen. It was like a mozzarella ball, beautiful. I've been trying to master my poached eggs at home and am having the toughest time with it. If you have ideas on how to do them perfectly, please let me know.
The bacon was thick, perfectly cooked, and just the right amount of pepper. Lovely.
I tried to actually eat this like a sandwich but when the yolk exploded all over my FACE, I opted for the knife and fork. Eating a sandwich with a knife and fork isn't very manly. I felt like I was eating a watercress sandwich and sipping tea at The Finer Thing's Club. It was a mighty fine sandwich BUT it was also $8. I don't know why this price seemed high for me. Maybe cause it was rather small. I left still hungry.
I also grabbed one of their espresso eclairs for The Wife. Like coffee and a donut all in one. Two of her favorite things. I never got a bite but it smelled great.
50 SE Scott St
Bend, Oregon 97702
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