I am more suspicious and mistrusting of the claim " a great bakery" than any other specialty area in the food world. After reading in March Openings about the new Swiss Bakers, we stopped by this huge sleek car showroom-like space this afternoon.Their website showed ingredients for most of their products, and they use 100% unsalted butter (no crisco or oil) so I wanted to sample a few things.
While the structure of their croissants is not as flaky layered as I prefer, their product is still very good. The Almond Paste Chocolate variety combines both components in a very satisfying way, as does the Ham and Cheese. As part of their exceedingly friendly upbeat service style, they offered to reheat my croissants (in an oven, not a microwave) and that step really improved the products, giving them a delicate exterior crunch. Their leek and bacon quiche had a creamy flavorful filling and the crust was very good though I would prefer more filling and less crust.I was surprised that they put mozzarella in theirs instead of gruyere("we want the leek to be the main flavor") but still, a lovely hand quiche for $2.50 felt very fair.
As they expand their products, I'm sure this spot will do quite a brisk business.