A slice of perfection

. October 17, 2012.

The Baker’s Café
105 E. Sandusky St.
Monday-Friday 7am-4pm

Right now I’m eating a Peanut Butter Perfection cookie from The Baker’s Café

It’s a little leftover treat from a girls’ lunch earlier in the week. And it is indeed perfect—probably one of the best cookies I’ve ever eaten. Well, it might be tied with the Oatmeal Scotchie and Toffee Crunch cookies we also brought home from one of downtown Findlay’s newest eateries.

But the Café, 105 East Sandusky St., is more than just sweet treats and goodies. It also offers an assortment of soups, salads and sandwiches that can satisfy that “gotta have it” feeling without breaking the bank.

Savory selections

Breakfast offerings include paninis, omelets and other specials. The lunch menu includes a selection of paninis and wraps, along with sandwiches and homemade soups.  Specialty coffees and smoothies round out the menu. And, of course, there are desserts to die for.

Tucked around the corner from Trends on Main, the Café is a nice spot to stop after downtown shopping and library browsing. The cozy atmosphere, complete with a chalkboard menu and tempting treats on the counter, is convenient for downtown workers grabbing a quick bite. But it’s also nice for a mid-day nosh.

Sense appeal

“It smells so good in here,” said one of my daughters, closing her eyes and smiling.

On this day, it was just us girls since Dad had other plans. There is no official kid’s menu, but there was plenty on the menu to make children happy including a grilled cheese sandwich. One of my daughters ordered the club wrap ($4.25), featuring a choice of turkey or ham, cheese, tomato, lettuce, bacon and ranch dressing, along with a strawberry smoothie ($3.50). My other daughter ordered the garden panini with a peach smoothie topped with whipped cream. I also ordered a garden panini, a vegetarian option with Portobello mushrooms, green peppers, onion, tomato and Swiss cheese. During our late morning visit the homemade soups were not quite ready. We also ordered two muffin tops to share, red velvet and cranberry nut ($1.25 each).

All three of us liked our tasty late-morning lunch. But our eyes kept drifting over to the counter, where the tempting treats were arranged like jewels. On the way out the door we got a baker’s dozen of cookies.  The cookies, which were huge, are also available individually.

But you know the saying, “go big or go home?” That was our thought with getting a box full. They even made it home to sit on the counter for a while. How long did they last? I’ll never tell.