SINGLE SERVING: BREAKFAST SANDWICH JOLT 'N BOLT CAFE DOGPATCH
Me and the SO have done just a bit of traveling over the years and one thing I've noticed on our journeys, breakfast is a big deal, particularly in European countries. Yes, they have the cereals, yogurt and sometimes egg things, but they also do a lot with meats, cheeses and breads. At first I was like, oh wow, I can make a sandwich for later! Eventually I came to appreciate the protein offerings especially in the ham and white cheese forms we found most often. I bring it up because this weeks breakfast sandwich brought to mind those foods when I picked it up at Jolt 'n Bolt Cafe in the Dogpatch--the neighborhood that has been up and coming for about 10 years now.
This is truly one of those off the beaten track places. Tucked into the back of a building on 3rd Street, they have no signage out front, are open only M-F till about 3:30pm, are mostly only known by folks who live and work nearby and pretty much sell out of stuff on a daily basis. They make their own pastries, salads, sandwiches and sweets. But I'm here for their house made croissant (made straight not crescent shaped which seems to be a thing now) with my choice of ham and Swiss all for the small sum of $4.50--that's a bargain people.
Flakey, buttery croissant loaded with several slices of ham and top and bottom slices of Swiss. (You can also get turkey and other cheese if you want) It is served toasted so you get all that great gooey soft cheese-ness in every bite. The slight saltiness of the ham helps counter the richness of the cheese and bread. And I can't believe I'm saying this, but this is fine as it is and does not need the addition of butter. I can't believe I just typed that! My fingers are trembling, I might need to lay down for a bit. There is no dryness here--juicy meat, creamy cheese, butter-ful croissant---just a warm and tasty mouthful. (yes, I know how that sounds) I won't say I have European flashbacks with each bite, but it does remind me of some of the breakfast spreads we have come across.
All in all, if you ever find yourself in Dogpatch during the week (it could happen!) and are able to find this little spot, you can't beat the price or the home made goodness. Who knows, maybe it will bring back some travel memories of your own, cause lord knows getting here on the T Line is quite the arduous journey.