It's funny how things work out. We stopped in Los Olivos, after a 2 1/2 drive from our home. I desperately needed a bathroom, and realized that we arrived at lunchtime. Restaurants were packed, parking was really hard to find and...well, I was getting desperate! We were shown where the porta potties were and I looked at my husband and said "no way"! So we drove a few minutes to Santa Ynez and discovered this bakery. I'm glad we did, because I'm an aspiring home baker of artisan breads. I knew that these folks had some bread baking and pastry baking skills. Hubs and I decided to split a turkey and brie sandwich and a pastry (we had dinner reservations in a few hours). The salad dressing had a delicious European flavor to it. Love. The sandwich was tasty, and of course, the bread was the star. We split a pear and almond tart, which was slightly warmed for us. Heaven! It's a bit pricey ($22.00 for one sandwich and dessert, and an iced team) but I think it's worth it, because this is quality. I really wish I could have bought some bread to bring home, but I was afraid it would go stale over the weekend. Pity. If you love bread, as we do, make a point of stopping here. Service was friendly and I wish we had a place like this in our hometown.
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