Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Review: Bacon & Spinach Quiche from Bluebird Bakery

Today's choice off the Breakfast Menu was the Bacon and Spinach Quiche from the Bluebird Bakery and Cafe:

Today, after dropping off my son at the baby sitters I decided to grab a quick bite to eat. I recalled their being a good breakfast place in Glendale, but I couldn’t remember where it was. A quick google search on my Droid lead me to The Bluebird Bakery in Historic Glendale. It was a small little quiet place nestled among antique shops. I walked in and was greeted by classical music from the radio playing softly. I looked at the menu and made the decision to go with the Quiche, which had been recommended by the website that endorsed the place


The Bluebird Bakery and Café is small, but not too small. There were about six or so tables that could comfortably seat four people and a bar along the window for patrons to look out to the street while they ate. They were playing the local classical radio station so the ambiance was nice and peaceful. I walked in at ten am so the place was empty at the time. The girl at the counter took my order and walked it out to me. The water was self serve from a water cooler by the exit door. On the tables there were real flowers in a little round vase. It was charming, and quaint. Although a few customers did arrive not long after I got there I was able to sit and read a chapter of the book I had on me.

Their menu was sparse as far as breakfast was concerned. They serve a quiche that is special for each day. They also had soups. I was curious about a soup called stuffed green pepper. They also serve pies, cookies, brownies, tortes and gelato. They had a lunch menu that included sandwiches. Many of the customers that came in purchased the egg salad sandwiches, so I would have to assume they are worth noting.

The Food:

I ordered the Spinache and Bacon Quiche which ran me $4.25 for the slice, and a Blueberry Muffin which was $1.50. The Bluebird Cafe website menu says:
Our tender, flaky crust is filled with fresh eggs, three cheeses and our daily selection from the following ingredients:
Bacon, Spinach, Sausage, Broccoli, Asparagus, Artichoke, Sun Dried Tomato.

The verdict: My quiche was delicious. It was pleasant to look at with the fruit on the plate. It tasted great. It had a fluffy texture and tasted cheesy and "eggy" without being gooey or watery. It had real bacon inside and the spinach was not too strong or too light. It had a soft crust that I expected to be a little flakier, but other than that it was a delight.

The blueberry muffin was delicious as well. It was soft and moist. The top came off once I took my first bite, which was a little weird, but I ended up eating the bottom and top separately. The top was crusty, not crunchy or crumbly. It was dusted lightly with sugar, which wasn’t overpowering, as I said, I don’t like when there is too much sugar on my food.

Overall Experience:

I give the whole experience 4 out of 5 broken eggs:

Unfortunately, Glendale is not a side of town I visit often, but I would definitely go back to the Bluebird Bakery, particularly to sample some of those sweets. Also I would most definitely order their quiche again, although, I have to admit it was a little pricey.

For more information on Bluebird Bakery:

Bluebird Bakery
29 Villiage Square
Glendale, OH 45246

Mon - Fri: 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat: 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed Sunday

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