Here’s what a food critic might say:
“The people who make Lovejoy Bakers hum, have hit a high note with their Roast Turkey Sandwich. Paper-thin slices of house-brined bird stack up to a layer of perfectly ripe avocado and a shmear of slightly sweet Mascarpone cheese. Smoky planks of un-fatty bacon (do they trim these before cooking?) flavor each bite and a lively cranberry chutney covers all, bursting forth with plump berries and citrus zest. One might forget the bread with so much else going on. But the humble glory of Lovejoy’s simple Country Bread is a legend in the making. Crumb, crust and grain… I bought a loaf on my way out, daydreaming of toast for breakfast the next morning. I give Lovejoy’s Turkey Sandwich an A, withholding the ‘plus’ for a future visit when they prove to me they can create perfection – again.”
Stuffy nose or not, we invite you to experience the restorative effects of our housemade chicken and rice soup. Every steaming spoonful delivers shredded chicken and wild rice, and is packed with vitamins and minerals derived from the fresh carrots, celery, parsley, onions and root vegetables that make up our slow-simmered broth. It’s our prescription for a delicious lunch!
If you’re in the mood for something a little richer, our fire-roasted red pepper and tomato soup should do the trick. Thick and satisfying, it has a kiss of cream for a silky texture, and is brightly flavored with basil, thyme and chives. Lovely on its own, you may want to consider pairing it with one of our sandwiches…
… our grilled organic sharp cheddar and fontina on brioche bread, perhaps? Not exactly like Mom used to make, but a good, hot meal on a cold day. She would definitely approve.
…Well, almost always. Starting at 6 am and continuing until 8 pm, we will welcome you with open arms, the sweet smell of bread and pastry baking, and the aroma of fresh Stumptown brewing — all while serving you breakfast, lunch and dinner in our convivial Lovejoy style.
One of our most popular sandwiches, the Lovejoy Reuben, is a miracle of melded flavors. Lean corned beef is the star, but not to be outdone are the German-style sauerkraut, Steve’s special Reuben sauce, and Provolone cheese. Served on freshly baked rye, we warm the sandwich before serving so the cheese melts and all the ingredients marry. Mmmm.
When it comes to desserts, we’re in a retro pie mood. From Banana Cream, to Granny Smith Apple, to the Coconut Cream Pie pictured above, you can enjoy a taste of yesteryear with every bite. Whole pies are available for purchase too, just ask.
You can’t tell, but this photo was taken moments after these sourdough baguettes emerged hot from the oven. Ever so gently, they were placed on the cooling rack, where the crust crisps and the soft center achieves the perfect chewy texture. As close to heaven as a simple loaf of bread can be, that is our mission at Lovejoy Bakers.