Picked up lunch from Bonchaz today and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the sandwiches. I ordered 2 lunch combos which includes a sandwich, soup and a brioche pastry.
- smoked salmon sandwich - v. good
- brie and avocado sandwich - v. good
- beef & barley soup - not good
- tomato basil - not good
- banana walnut brioche - v. good
- chocolate truffle brioche. - v. good
I highly recommend the sandwiches because they are made really great bread, tastes like a foccocia type, made in house and the flavour combinations are really good, of the ones we tried anyway. Also they didn't skimp on the salmon or the brie, they were maybe a little too generous. I had to take out a few pieces of brie, eventhough I love brie! the sandwiches would be better if they'd add a bit more tomato and cucumber. Otherwise overall really great quality for the price.
Whatever you do, do not order the soups! I tried them both and they were not good at all.
I agree with a previous reviewer that the pastries are best eaten right away. There are a few different flavours. The banana walnut had a banana type filling and the chocolate truffle had a chocolate filling, I would imagine that the others would have a filling. However, the "original" pastry does not.
Overall a great place for great sandwiches that start at $4.95 and delicious buns to go with your coffee.
Oh and when I walked into this place for a coffee before 10am on Tuesday I got a free pastry! i don't know if this is a regular promo during the week but a free pastry with coffee?! can't beat that.