Pane Fresco offers a 'Theater of Artisanal Bread' bread that is made with no preservatives using time honoured techniques to coax as much flavour into the bread by simply using flour, water, salt and the tiniest amount of yeast possible.
We have eaten at Pane Fresco approximately a dozen times over the last four or five years and the quality, variety and taste of the food here for a bakery, delicatessen is second to none. The master bread maker knows what he is doing and the soups, sandwiches, salads and pizza's are mouth watering with generous proportions. Pane Fresco has a semi casual relaxed atmosphere to it and the staff are all very friendly and helpful.
Pane Fresco has the best salad in the world - oven roasted walnut crusted goat cheese on a bed of mixed roasted vegetables, fresh field greens dressed in honey balsamic vinaigrette, finished with sundried tomato oil and balsamic glaze on toasted ciabatta.
The bread is unbelievable. The combination of warm and cold, creamy and crisp makes this the perfect salad. I've never ordered anything else but I'm sure the entire menu is delectable.
This Italian-style bakery makes fantastic breads and other baked goods, but also serves simple light lunches, great coffee and authentic homemade gelato (the only stuff better is in Italy).
Always busy between the diners and the shoppers, but fortunately Mark the owner is expanding the space.