A Funny Story!

So this foodie woke up in the morning and thought, “Hmmm….where shall I lunch today?”

I had been hearing about Wave Hill Breads from everyone I meet in Fairfield County.  I have seen them at the Westport Farmer’s Market and bought their products from other area vendors. The breads always looked and tasted yummy!  They supply bread to many renowned area restaurants.  Just look up the list on their website!  I had also heard that their Norwalk location has a café offering light breakfast and lunch fare.

“That’s what I am going to do, I thought”.   I shall lunch at the Wave Hill Breads café!  I figured it will also be nice to stock up on a variety of specialty breads, with the long weekend coming up and some family due to arrive tomorrow.

So I quickly got dressed, and decided to look up their website and address on the internet.  The more I read and saw, the hungrier I got.  Everything looked delicious on their website and I could not wait for it to be lunchtime!  Once the heavy rain cleared out at around 1pm, it was my cue to get going – so off I went.

Not hard to find, if you know where to look….this is quite a charming little place oozing warmth and friendliness from its wonderful hosts.   Huge smiles greeted me at the door, and I could not keep from smiling myself – mostly because the anticipation inside me had peaked by now.

I looked straight at their menu …lots of things for me to eat. Check!   I scanned the room for their breads and wait!  WHOA!!!!  But where is the bread?!!!!  THEY WERE SOLD OUT!  All their bread shelves were empty.  I could not believe it!  Apparently, this sort of thing hardly ever happens – and just my luck that I chose the day when it did.  :-(

Margaret, the owner, rushed out to assist.  She was so very sorry and apologetic that all the bread is gone already.  I could tell that she was trying desperately to figure out a solution for me.  It touched my heart to see that.  But what could she do?  I did not know if I should feel sorry for her or for me.  She took me in the back to show me where all the magic happens.  Alas, it was the same story.  Shelves after shelves were empty except for a small batch of ciabatta rolls getting ready to go to a vendor.

What a great problem to have in this time of recession – to sell out every single product!   Yeah!  Their bread is THAT good!

Luckily lunch sandwiches were still available.  I ordered a delicious Fire-Roasted Poblano Pepper and Grilled Cheese Sandwich.  I asked them to add some pear or apple to my sandwich for a touch of sweet to complement the spice of the poblano and salt from the cheese, and they wonderfully obliged.  It was an excellent sandwich.  The bread was the perfect combination of crunchy and chewy if you know what I mean.  There were many other options on the menu that will bring me back to Wave Hill Breads café.

Finally, a few Triple Nut Glazed Brownies caught my eye, and I had to have some.  Perfect and delicately sweetened, loaded with all kinds of nuts.  It was simply divine!  No pictures of that on my blog post, folks.  That treat is safely in my belly.  :-)

Wave Hill Breads, Norwalk CTBe sure to check the bakey/cafe hours.  They close at 3 on most days.  Best to get there between 8-9 AM for breads – that way you will have a wide selection to choose from.

Wave Hill Breads | 30 High Street, Norwalk CT | 203.529.3441
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