Friday, April 04, 2014

Cunningham's Cafe

Recently, Mr Minx and I got to try samples of the delicious goodies available for breakfast and lunch at the new Cunningham's Cafe in Towson. Located under Cunningham's restaurant, this rustic-chic cafe features a menu of breakfast and lunch favorites that are served from 7am - 5pm Monday through Friday, and from 8am to 3pm on weekends.

As with Cunningham's upstairs and the other Bagby Group restaurants, everything at the Cafe is made in-house, and much of it is sourced from their own Cunningham Farms. Like the pork in the Porchetta sandwich, for example, which is served with fontina cheese, sweet peppers, broccoli raab, and aioli on a French roll. We also sampled the tender Roast Beef Boursin with onion, tomato, and horseradish aioli on a French roll and, my favorite, the more simple Tomato Jam with scallions on a cheddar biscuit. The petite oyster po' boys were delicious as well, and I am looking forward to going back and tucking into a full-sized model.

Also sampled were the lusciously creamy mac and cheese, and a plethora of desserts, including moist carrot cake cupcakes and ginormous chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies. There's plenty more on offer as far as sweets are concerned, with pound cake, brownies, macarons, and more, all made by pastry chef Angie Lee. Head Baker John Aversa's products are also for sale. An array of his crisp-crusted breads are displayed behind the counter and are a focal point of the room. At least to this bread-lover. (We snagged a loaf of rosemary lemon, one of the regularly featured varieties. So good!)

There are beverages, too, including the Cafe's own cold-brewed iced coffee, made with beans from Annapolis' Ceremony Coffee Roasters, and a specialty cinnamon toast latte that will make you forget all about the seasonal drinks from that multinational coffee company down the street.

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, please to enjoy the slideshow of our peek at Cunningham's Cafe, and then mosey on over there when you get a chance.

Cunningham’s CafĂ© & Bakery
1 Olympic Place
Towson, Maryland 21204

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