Popmuse and I have a standing commitment to each other to go out for breakfast together every Saturday morning. We like to try new restaurants and reflect on the past week, relationship matters, etc.. This Saturday we decided to try The City Bakery in the in the center of the Brentwood Country Mart.
Atmosphere: The basic concept is a chic cafeteria-style bakery. The thick white marble counters are covered with fresh baked goods and gourmet-looking food products. I was particularly a fan of the tiny white circular tiles lining the floor and the crisp white signage outlining the arrangement of eats. There are few tables inside, but more small tables are offered outdoors around the shops.
Food: The breakfast menu consisted of a few eggs dishes, french toast, oatmeal, and fresh baked pastries. The cheddar and bacon eggs and roasted tomato omelet were both average to above average in flavor and ingredients. The pastries were fresh, innovative, and extremely adequate. That is to say everything was good but not great. They're biggest claim to fame is the pretzel croissant, which has the flaky softness of a croissant with a soft pretzel-like top layer. This is a clever and tasty hybrid, but I was a little disappointed that they decided to coat them in sesame seeds rather than salt. Note to The City Bakery: Coat your pretzel croissants in salt and experiment with a chocolate pretzel croissant.
Bloghungry Rating: B
The City Bakery
225 26th Street
Brentwood, CA 90049