single serving breakfast sandwich: fearless coffee in soma....it's different
I guess you just need to get over the fact this breakfast sandwich feature will go on and on (like Celine Dion's heart) until I can try most every available one in town. Of course, as one disappears another pops up in its place, so never ending! This weeks entry comes to us from Fearless Coffee, a coffee, cafe, quick food takeaway, etc in that big building on the corner of 2nd and Folsom. I walk by there innumerable times when I'm heading downtown and on this particular morning, decided to actually go in and see what they got for brekkie.
As it turns out they have toast (yes, the $4 variety), yogurt, pastries and a couple of sandwiches. Looks the everyday one is a bacon, egg, cheese thing but they have a board listed special today I think I'll switch up and try.
It is chicken apple sausage, provolone and a spinach and mushroom frittata on a house made English muffin for about $8 + tax. Not the cheapest, but it was different so kudos for that. When I get it, it is also not the biggest either, but it does make a pretty picture. A nice little square of egg, spinach and mushroom with cheese melted across the top and a couple links of grilled sausage. And you can pretty much taste each of the items listed, though they are all a little under seasoned. This desperately called out for at least some salt and pepper. Even with that sausage it was bland. Not terrible or anything, just blah. It also came across kind of dry, which brings me to the English muffin.
It is a nice surprise they make their own. Thing is, when they toast it, they don't add any kind of butter to it to keep it from coming across thick and dry. On top of that, it was a tad doughy too.
See, no little nooks and crannies here (Thomas' has us spoiled!), just white dough mushed together. The outside looked good, but once you bit into it, seemed under done and the texture was gummy. Maybe this is a ploy to get folks to buy coffee, they are called Fearless Coffee after all. As is, it was a little tough for me to get through without some type of liquid refreshment to wash it down.
There is the germ of an interesting sandwich here with the link sausage and frittata being a nice twist. The execution of said idea fell a little short for me though, especially at that price. Now they do a frittata, bacon and cheese version that will only run you $6.50 + tax and that seems to be a better bargain. However, if the muffin is going to be under done and butter-less, seems you'll still run into the same problem. But hey, if you are into that, then by all means give it a shot. You could always just toss aside the muffin or better yet, get your coffee piping hot so you burn you tongue a little, then it won't really matter since you won't be able to taste anything for the rest of the day anyway. Though the texture could still be an issue and I can't help you with that.