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Earth to Table Bread Bar
Ranked #21 of 1,266 Restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed April 13, 2012

fresh everything, especially the breads. The soups are amazing. the pizza crust is almost like a croissant, but it really works...try the one with fennell sausage. Nothing bad to say about this place!!!

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Reviewed April 12, 2012

Another great place to frequent on Locke! The place was packed for lunch at 12:00 on Thursday, but they managed to accommodate us in good time. Service was prompt and pleasant. Everything on the menu sounds so good, but each of us had something different.

I tried the baked Mac N Cheese accompanied by a side salad. What a great choice! The flavor of carmelized onion and bacon with the cheddar was wonderful. My daughter had a toasted veggie sandwich with goat cheese, roasted peppers and she loved it. Mom went for the salami, fontina cheese and roasted peppers on fresh bread and she was in heaven! We were all impressed with our meals and the quality of the food. Well worth the visit!

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Reviewed March 23, 2012

I had a very good fennel sausage pizza with red peppers and onions. Crust was excellent with slight char in places, and my request for added hot peppers was accommodated (no charge) by the pleasant and efficient server. My spouse had a braised pork and cabbage sandwich on lettuce (rather than the bun). Deemed fine. With a tumbler of Pinot Grigio and tip in it was a shade under $40. I'd say good value, and worth returning to.

The place was full and one can buy fresh bread and squares, desserts.

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Thank aMarmiton
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

I am really unsure how I came across this restaurant. My guess it was one of my many Google searches of great new places to eat in Hamilton and I am always on the hunt for a new place to claim as my own! It was probably someone’s personal blog insert like the one you are about to read that impressed me enough to make me want to go. I hope I tempt you to do the same.

I have had the privilege to visit one of Locke Street’s little jewel four times – twice for dinner, once for lunch and breakfast respectfully. My review lets you peek into those four visits.

My partner and I arrived mid-Sunday morning prior to the church crowd coming in. This is best to assure you a seat. Thou small, this quaint little restaurant did maximize the seating in its trendy yet warm four walls. I love colours and the graphic nature of the décor. You do sit close to the next table but that add to the warmth the restaurant is trying to achieve with its bakery & pizzeria aspect.

My partner had the more traditional bacon & eggs offering while I chose the daily omelette. We also decided to share the yogurt and granola, as an appetizer. Hey – you have an appetizer for dinner, why not for breakfast?! I do believe I have started a trend. We also opt for cups of their delicious fair trade coffee.

All I can say is YUM!

My partner, thou reluctant to share, munched down on his very filling big breakfast of eggs done to his liking, with a healthy helping of beans, homemade hash browns and breakfast meat. The slab of toasted fresh bread with succulent strawberry jam that tasted like Mom made, rounded out what was to him an amazing meal. My omelette was a soft lemon yellow colour, all fluffy and packed full of smoked cheddar cheese, rustic bacon and green apple, with a very welcoming green salad to add to its goodness. I was first hesitant to go with such an omelette given its contents, but my adventurous nature led me to go for it. I am so glad I did. The eggs were folded onto of a most refreshing change from the ordinary.

Originally this was to be a return visit for breakfast for my partner’s birthday but unfortunately they are only open for breakfast on the weekend.

Again, we found the restaurant packed full, but as our luck may have it, we seem to be able to always find a table for two. We were quickly sat by the ever-present friendly warm staff, which seem genuinely happy to see you and enthusiastic over the food they are representing.

Like breakfast, the menu is not lengthy but packed full of healthy and delicious options. This time, my partner chose the cheeseburger with my choice being the grilled goat cheese & cherry tomato sandwich. I also went for the soup of the day which was a hardy parsnip and cheddar. For me, this return visit didn’t prove to disappointing at all with all the food being equally comforting and filling. My partner, however, wasn’t totally satisfied. He found the burger not exactly to his liking but couldn’t place what it was about it that tasted funny. He thought maybe the cheese. He also opted out for the strawberry milkshake for a birthday treat. Again, it wasn’t what he was looking forward to. We both found that it lacked the ‘strawberry’ taste we were seeking and it tasted more like vanilla with little strawberry chunks scattered within it.

Our first visit was for dinner and it blew us away, causing all our subsequent returns. It was exactly what we were looking for – something new, different selection, a warm romantic cozy unpretentious place to enjoy wholesome good food, all of which can be easily pronounced.

On this evening, there was the chicken special, as on every Friday night. It is an interesting take on a Southern flare, hot sauce on the side. It was juicy & tasty, as if marinated, then panned fried in a subtle not over powering breaded coating. The side of crispy creamy picnic coleslaw and warm buttery biscuit added to the reminder of the Southern origins of the recipe with the chef’s own twist. It did not come with a starchy side, for which I didn’t miss since we had indulged in the night’s poutine appetizer to start. How can you say no to thin crispy freshly fried potatoes topped with organic cheese curds and drizzled in mushroom gravy?

I found the wine selection also a refreshing change with a variety of choices none of which were familiar to me but nothing I choose, on both visits, disappointed me.

There are little nuances that add to a homely flavour. You are welcomed with oh-so cold water served to the table in antique milk bottles, the use of blackboards & old school chairs, the font choices of the menu, market fresh ingredients your grandma would have bought back when you were young – all of which adds a nostalgia feel of days gone by. When we go down that road prior to eating, how can you not have a warmth inside before the first mouthful hits your drooling mouth?

I have yet to be lured to purchase the over-sized brownies or squares beyond the glass, but I am sure I will make room at least once when I pay another visit. Problem is I never have room at the end of my meal. They also offer take-out pizza and a variety of lunchtime sandwiches to go. Again, something I have not tried but will be when I caught sight of the pizza pies full of plump toppings I know it is something I must try soon. Nothing like an ol’ fashion pie to make you come back!

We are so fortunate to have found this little wonderful restaurant and we will return. I just can’t decide whether it is for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is so lovely to know I really don’t have to choose.

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