Breka Bakery & Café was supposed to be my oasis. I went downtown for an important medical appointment and, as usual, ended up being super early. I thought this would give me time to treat myself to lunch and the place was packed so clearly, it was popular. I thought that was a good sign.
The bakery part of the café was stunning. The treats looked so tempting and divine but I needed sustenance so I ordered a salami and goat cheese sandwich from a very unfriendly server. She automatically put it in the panini press without saying so much as a word to me. I went and paid for my sandwich which was over $7 and picked up an orange San Pellegrino to go with it. I am still sporting a caffeine headache from Starbucks the other day. Decaf my foodie…!!!
I found a place to sit and thought this sign was telling. It kind of summed up the unfriendly atmosphere of the place. Even the patrons seemed to just want to be on their laptops and be left alone.
Here is the worst sandwich in the history of sandwiches of my life. They pressed the hell out of it and turned it to styrofoam. It actually physically hurt to eat and the greens got completely wilted and even blackened inside the sandwich. A panini is an art form and you blew it. You killed it.
Breka Bakery & Café, you failed. You failed with your customer service and your food. I am grateful that I had a place to sit before my appointment but I promise you, I will not be back. I give this experience one out of five wooden spoons.