Stumbled into Brazilian bakery/sandwich/breakfast joint Bread & Co (Everett) for the first time today. Looking back on old chow posts, I see that it was mentioned quite a bit around 2006, but I didn't see any recent discussion, so I thought I'd post about our experience.
I'm a fan of Brazilian fare when I encounter it, but am also a total amateur. I don't know the proper names of things, so forgive some of the generalities of this description.
The counter service at this family owned joint was wonderful. The bakery items have no labels, but the two young women patiently explained what each of the sweet and savory items were in the cases, and made recommendations about what their favorite items were, and which were the freshest.
Savories: We were huge fans of the small (egg-sized) chicken croquettes -- so flavorful, great texture for the filling, and a crust that was well-fried with a satisfying thickness. We also had a mini baked roll with the same chicken filling, and a mini baked roll with a hearts of palm filling. Both were good, and the hearts of palm filling was delicious.
Sweets: I enjoyed the basic sweet bread I ordered -- a rectangular split roll with sweetened flake coconut on top, and I believe maybe also some sweetened condensed milk? We also a got a big puffy corn-based bread, which we took home with us and haven't had a chance to try yet.
We ordered full breakfasts -- basic diner fare, but extremely well made. The breakfast potatoes were quartered boiled small potatoes, well seasoned, crisped up on the outside, and not at all greasy. The pork sausage links were exactly the kind I love: snappy casing, tender inside, highly seasoned, and really juicy. Good wheat toast w/salty butter, nicely scrambled eggs. Nothing special or out of the ordinary in terms of choices, just really solid. The brewed Brazilian coffee was strong and dark, exactly what I was hoping for.
The joint is cute, has wifi and a fireplace. I'm glad we blindly ran into it on our way to the UPS store next door. We don't live super close, but we'll definitely be back.
Edited to add: tried the corn based bread this morning at home and it was awesome. About the size of a grapefruit, it had a cornmeal dusted crust on the outside, and was puffy and tender on the inside. Only very slightly sweet, with a nice egg/vanilla flavor augmented by caraway seeds. Halved and toasted with butter, it was a perfect snowpocalypse breakfast bread. Wish I'd bought like 6 of them.
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