Cache Creek, BC VOK 1H0
M-Su: 10am – 7pm
January 2, 2011
Another stop in Cache Creek! Mr O and I drove through there over the weekend and stopped at Anie’s Pizza & Bakery for brunch at its new location along the highway across from the Dairy Queen.
After a few awkward moments of standing around the front door, we eventually learn that you have to seat yourself (we should’ve known really). We gave the menu a quick look-over to see what was available. You can choose from a list of different appetizers and pastas, but their main feature is the pizza page which is packed with different varieties. That was something I actually wouldn’t have mind trying, but it was only 11am and pizza didn’t quite fit within the parameters of ‘brunch food’ in my lil’ world. As well, at each table there are small piles of paper slips that you can fill out to essentially create your own sandwich, and that was what we both decided to go with. This is fairly subway-like in its idea, but we found the execution to be far better.
Once you decide what it is you want to eat, you have to mosey on up to the front counter to drop of your orders. Then you head back to your seat and sit pretty until they bring the food out to you. Or… you can do what we did and check out the display of freshly baked breads and locally made jams and jellies for sale like we did. There was also a frozen display of several types of homemade pastas, meat pies, pizzas, and fruit pies for sale that you can take home and warm up at your own leisure.
It wasn’t long until our food arrived. With our sandwiches, we both decided to add on a bowl of soup, which was between a choice of today’s chicken noodle, or vegetable. These soups are made on site and we were informed that the chicken noodle wasn’t *quite* done simmering yet. We could’ve waited another few minutes, but we decided to change directions instead and went with the veggie soup.
With our soups, Mr O had the BLT on whole wheat bread and I had a chicken salad on whole wheat also. His BLT must’ve had at least 6 strips of bacon in it because we counted 2 layers of this porky goodness. And my chicken salad was chunky and creamy all at the same time, with just a simple dash of salt and pepper, while sitting on top of a layer of sliced cucumbers. But the star of the show was really the bread… Oh the bread! These sandwiches came with the fluffiest homemade bread I’ve ever had, and sliced just a tad thicker than conventional bread. I can just go on and on about the bread alone!
The sandwiches were almost too big and I was only able to finish half of mine. Well actually, I went and forced myself to take a couple more bites out of the second half before calling defeat because I felt bad for wasting such good bread. But for this waste I blame on the soup because I ended up being too full from it. The veggie soup turned out to be so delicious that I went and finished the whole bowl.
Tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, celery, peas, onions, beans, potatoes, squash, and the kitchen sink. The veggies were chunky and easy to distinguish, and yes… even my grandmother would recognise this food!
So with our bellies full, we pushed ourselves to the front to pay and was lured by the presence of glistening rows of sticky buns. How could we resist? We grabbed 2 to go so that we could continue with our gluttonous ways on the road, as well as purchasing a loaf of white bread.
Dearest Anie… she asked me if I was going to put the picture I took of the buns up on Facebook. I told her ‘no’, which was only a half-lie.
These buns were yeasty on the inside as you pulled the rows apart, and the glaze coating was delightfully gooey with just a touch of crunch. Imbedded within the dough are small chunks of apples which gave the buns a nice lingering sweetness. It was just the perfect thing to hold us over until we got home. And when we did… we sliced into that loaf of innocent white bread, toasted it and corrupted it with a layer of creamy butter. But oh baby, those calories were so worth it!