Corner Bakery Cafe

Friday, August 16, 2013
So here's a life update for you: Last Friday I moved into mine and Jason's new apartment!!

And by "I moved," I mean my mom, Jason, and some movers moved all of our stuff, while I worked and took a delightful, leisurely lunch break at Corner Bakery Cafe on Yale Street.

Side note: I cannot even get over the fact that I have a washer and dryer. In my unit! Is this real life?!? In New York that would be the equivalent of seeing a unicorn and a leprechaun enjoying a gin rickey together. Past Kim from a year ago is cursing Present Kim, as she hauls her 40 pound bag of laundry up and down her Manhattan 4th floor walk up. And Future Kim laughs at all the other Kims while smoking a long cigarette and sipping a gin rickey (I don't smoke, and I have no idea what a gin rickey is, contrary to what you might think given its popularity in this paragraph).

Houston, I LOVE you right now.

Also, I'm one of those people who takes forever to unpack an apartment. Like, months. It's really embarrassing. But for whatever reason, on Saturday Jason and I went all Type-A on each other and unpacked almost the entire apartment. It was like we were in an episode of 24 (I've never seen an episode of 24, so I have no idea if that's what it was like), and a bomb was going to explode in our bodies (that happens in 24, right?) if we didn't unpack our apartment by the 24th hour and hand the keys over to Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves to save a bus full of people who all met when a plane crashed on a mysterious island with a smoke monster on it. The end.

I've been wanting to try Corner Bakery Cafe since I first moved back and saw the cute lofty-looking brick building it's housed in. I had a $3 off coupon that I'm pretty sure had expired (okay I'm 87% sure it did), but I thought I'd try my luck and check it out.

And wouldn't you know they accepted my coupon (which I'm actually 100% sure said expired June 30, 2013)! Okay, Corner Bakery Cafe, I'm already loving you.

Looking for a light (read: not really, but I'm trying to convince myself otherwise) lunch, I ordered the Santa Fe Ranch Salad. It was big (thank you, Texas), spicy, tangy, hearty but light, and very delicious. I do have one bone to pick though (don't I always.) - Where the heck was the chicken?? I mean, there was chicken, and yes it was chopped up, but it was definitely largely missing from the salad. I'm a protein nut (har har.), so this assessment might be *slightly* unfair, but I say bring on the bird!

Sorry I'm not sorry about the parenthesis overhaul in that previous paragraph.

The salad came with a bread stick as well, and here are the exact notes I took on it: "salty, fluffy, good." And there you have it!

I got the black currant iced tea to sip on with my meal. At first it was a little strong, but after a few minutes the ice melted a little and diluted it. I liked it a lot. It was unsweetened, but still sweet because of the currant overtones, if that makes sense.

Also, can I get an Amen for free refills, Texas?! New York, you seriously need to get up to speed on this one.

I'm just going to keep personifying cities and states as though they were my friends. Just watch out Boston, because you're on my s* list. Just kidding Boston, love you mean it, byeeeee!!!

And it just got weird.

Apparently Corner Bakery Cafe is a national chain, and a great one to boot. I will definitely be going back there, maybe for breakfast next time. The food is great, it's very relaxed and welcoming inside, and they have free wi-fi hollerrrrrrr!!!!!

Oh, and no big deal, but I totally crushed Coach Dave on the kids menu.


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