A little over a week ago this delicious multi-functional bakery opened up just down the street. Claiming the space of an old bar (Melrose, anyone?), it’s centered perfectly on 17th avenue.
The wait for Corbeaux to open its rustic doors has been quite anticipated. I’ve followed them on twitter for nearly a year now, admiring each picture they post of buttery croissants and picture-perfect loaves of bread.
So on December 23, 2014 – just in time for the holidays – they opened up those doors and we rushed right in.
The interior is divided into two areas – one for dining and the other for grab&go. Whether you feel like sitting down for a meal, grabbing a quick sandwich, or stopping in to snag a few pastries to enjoy at home in your pjs, stop on in.
Of course my camera battery decided to die the moment we popped in, so excuse the poor quality of photos. However, this just means you will have to endeavour to explore on your own (and maybe I will pop back in for some new shots!).
Wait staff hustles around ensuring everyone is happy in the vintage décor.
We selected a spot by the bar, overlooking the bread-makers. Watching as they carefully measured and kneaded each loaf, I was able to identify a few types still in their beginning-stages.
The menu features various appetizers, meats, cheeses, and main courses – with a different special each night. Be sure to check out Tuesday nights – southern fried chicken in a sourdough batter…is your mouth watering yet?
We ordered a few beverages and took it all in.
Out came Cole’s old fashioned – a deep orange liquor sloshed around one single cube of ice.
After perusing the menu and eyeing the creative dishes coming from the kitchen, we settled on a house burger and a bacon-tomato grilled cheese sandwich. And, a bread basket.
Dish after dish popped out. Massive sausages, soft steamed bread, gooey melted cheese…Each made us that little bit hungrier.
The bread was soft and fluffy with a crunchy exterior. We each enjoyed a slice of Pumpernickle, baguette, and sourdough.
The double decker grilled cheese was stuffed with bacon and sun-dried tomatoes. Warm gooey cheese stretched with each bite.
And the burger – house made buns sandwiched a massive juicy patty, topped with bacon, pickles and a side of peppers.
I continuously eyed the desserts lining the massive pastry case. Hazelnut profiteroles, caramel eclairs, fruity tarts, macarons, loaves…you name it. The finest of French pastries are guarded by glass, glorious enough to tempt even the most self-controlled.
On your way out, grab a delicious coffee, hot chocolate, or tea – made from delicious Fratello products.