Stopped by the new Bay Bread in Marin and they have French toast in the morning and someone was going on and on about how wonderful it was. Is it?
Do any of the other Bay Bread cafes offer it?
I can't find the recent postings on the Strawberry Village Bay Bread, but it is really nice with some nice sunny sidewalk tables. It would seem like a nice place to get breakfast some morning and I'm wondering if the French toast is worth the calories.
This Bay Bread reminds me a little of the now closed shop off of Chestnut Street. It is a little warmer in terms of atmosphere. They have the counter with the jars of jams, nutella and condiments like cornichons and shell beans.
I was a little concerned about a mention on the board that they might not have my favorite quiche lorraine, but it was there with about a half a dozen other varieties of quiche like items (i forget the exact name).
Prices seem good. A cup of soup is $3. There's a combo with a 1/2 of one of the nine tartines with a cup of soup or side of greens for $7. The little rustic salads with bread are $3 or a trio for $6. The most expensive dish on the menu is a smoked trout salad for $10. French toast or frittata are $6.
Strawberry Village seems like it is getting to be a worthwhile place to stop these days food-wise. Spanish Table is doing nicely. They finally have the meats and cheese. The store is smaller than Berkeley, but it seems fresher. There was a discussion of baby eel, elvers, on the General board and it was interesting to see glass jars of the little critters next to the sardines.
But I digress ... french toast opinions?