This is a very cute and unpretentious little bakery. Lena (co-owner of The Compound Gallery) and I took a walk around our neighborhood this week and decided to make Sweet Adeline our destination. When we arrived after a pleasant stroll, we were hungry and ready for some good coffee. I ordered from their wall menu that changes daily with specials for sandwiches, quiche and soup. I ordered the turkey sandwich on their freshly baked focaccia bread. This was, I have to say, a spectacular sandwich-just the right amount of every ingredient-turkey, roasted tomatoes, and thinly sliced baby new potatoes with lettuce and dressing...yummy. Lena ordered the vegetarian friendly soup that came with croutons. Both meals were yum.
The pleasure did not end with the sandwich and coffee, I decided to try their macaron cookie that was filed with a blossoming orange butter cream-really? This cookie was to die for. Not only was it light and tasty, but the orange blossom taste stayed in your mouth like a taste explosion. When we left to continue our stroll I still had the pleasant aftertaste in my mouth. So, so, so tasty.
The whole meal was a winner, not something you can often say about the many Cafes that pepper the East Bay landscape. Sweet Adeline delivered from start to finish.
...and two bonus items in my eyes-The ENTIRE counter staff was friendly and happy to answer my questions about the pastries! and they have a water bowl out front for the pups!
I walked out of Sweet Adeline with a satisfied tummy and a feeling that everyone who worked there enjoyed their jobs and had a love for the food served.
3350 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
Mon-Fri 7am-6pm, Sat, Sun 8am-5pm
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