December 8, 2012
Saxby’s Coffee, Philadelphia PA
Tomato, Arugula, Mozzarella Sandwich
Candy Cane Biscotti
Peach Crumb Muffin
Milky Way Latte
Saxby’s Coffee is slightly out of the way but I often wander by it. Seemingly a little run down, it is a little dark inside but very spacious. They have a wide array of breakfast and lunch sandwiches and salads that are made-to-order. The staff there do not seem very capable of taking simple orders. The guy who rang in my bill was clearly new and inexperienced. The lady in charge also took forever to make my sandwich. At least the food was great despite the service being sub-par.
The Tomato, Arugula, Mozzarella Sandwich that I got on whole wheat bread was fresh and lovely. The toasted bread soaked up the balsamic vinaigrette that was sweet and tangy. The tomato slices and arugula were light and refreshing while the fresh mozzarella added the slighted richness to the sandwich. A mild cheese, the texture of the mozzarella was great. The side salad was very generic but the ingredients were fresh and the whole thing was only $5.75. On university campuses, this is a rarity.
The Candy Cane Biscotti was decent. The chocolate biscotti was crumbly but not too hard. It was chocolatey yet not overly sweet. I got the one dipped in white chocolate as I love the sweetness of it. The peppermint candy cane added a nice holiday flavour.
It was National Chocolate Brownie Day so of course, I had to get a Brownie. I chose the one with cheese on top. It was a mild cheese but I could still taste the difference between it and the chocolate. It was a little greasy and perhaps a touch too moist for a brownie, not that I mind. The cheese was the chewy type but still nice with the chocolate.
The Peach Crumb Muffin was fresh but a little bland. There could have been more peach slices inside and the crumb and muffin in general could have been a lot sweeter. It was just a tad too buttery and not sugary enough for me. However, it was moist yet dense and a good muffin all the same.
Finally, one of their specialty drinks was in order. I got a sugar-free Milky Way Latte, which was made with caramel, vanilla, and chocolate sugar-free syrups. It was a lovely latte, one of the best ever. I loved the three flavours mixed together. It was very sweet but not harsh on the throat at all. The milk made it rich and lovely, and very smooth as well. The chocolate and caramel worked especially well together.