627 West King St.
Boone (828) 264-0173
We’ve eaten at the Cafe on several occasions–see “Second Servings” at the bottom for the latest. They now use Stick Boy bread!!
Ray: I had a cup of the Meat Chili ($3.25) to start, and followed up with a Jamaican Turkey Sub (smoked turkey breast, pepper jack cheese, Jamaican relish, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, “special sauce,” all on a toasted sub roll, $6.25), with sweet tea to drink.
Tom: I hate to ask when it comes to chili, but tell me bean-breath, how was it?
Ray: The chili was good, with a good balance of beans (including pintos, which are the proper beans for chili… kidney beans in chili is a school cafeteria invention), meat, tomatoes, and spices. It was moderately hot, but could have used some more chili pepper. Still, one of the best 3 chilis in town.
Tom: I started with a cup of cheddar-potato soup, which was served nice and (thermally) hot, creamy with bits of red-skinned potato. I completed the ’special’ of the day by adding a turkey-bacon BLT sandwich with melted brie and a fresh spring-mix of lettuce. It was served on a toasted sub roll, all for $6.25. It was nicely prepared, tasty and well presented, with a nice pickle.
Ray: My sandwich was, in a word, perfect. It just seemed to melt in my mouth, with no non-harmonious flavors whatsoever. Even the pickles, which at many establishments add a harsh taste, were perfect. Finally, the tea here was also great, sweet but with the bitterness of the tea showing
through, just as I like it.
Tom: I enjoyed it all as well–one of the better lunches we have had.
Ray: The service here was fast, cheerful, and courteous. I couldn’t have asked for more. The food was served in simple bowls and baskets, which fits the deli atmosphere of the place.
Tom: Well, that was after asking if there is service–it was not clear on entering that we were not to order at the deli bar. I’m not sure I was impressed with the sprig of plant at the table, in a handled jelly jar.
Ray: Well, you weren’t supposed to eat it, you moron!
Tom: You weren’t?
Ray: The outside of Our Daily Bread is misleading, in that from the outside, it looks very plain. Once one gets inside, one sees the funky artwork, the tile mosaic, and all the other little touches that make Our Daily Bread a nice little place to eat.
Tom: Funky means it has prices in the hundreds to thousands of dollars.
Ray: Yeah–it costs more than the paintings on velvet of fuzzy eyed dogs playing poker, that grace your place!
Tom: The interior needs a bit of sprucing up. I don’t get the canopy frames with no canopy fabric–what’s that all about? And, why can’t any of these places ever replace stained acoustical ceiling tiles.
Ray: The only place that we have been to (so far) that can compete with the sandwich I had is The Ham Shoppe. I’d say it’s a dead even race, which will of course require us to go back to both several times in the near future in an attempt to decide which is best!
Tom: Indeed we will!
Tom: In a Second Serving I had their Jamaican Turkey Sub–a delightful, spicy sandwich with great, fresh ingredients. I chose the southern potato salad as the side and a cup of cream of asparagus soup. The potato salad was excellent, quite unlike any other I have had. The soup was good if less memorable than the salad. The great improvement was in their bread–it had not been the best in spite of their name, but now they have paired up with Stick Boy to honor their namesake with great bread wrapped around those ingredients.
Lat: 36° 13.114′
Lon: 81° 41.017′
Menu (prices may change)