A Little Time and a Keyboard: Corner Bakery Cafe Favorites {& a Giveaway 2/24/16}

Corner Bakery Cafe Favorites {& a Giveaway 2/24/16}

Friday, February 12, 2016

restaurant inside

**Disclosure: I did receive complimentary gift cards to sample Corner Bakery selections. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

Corner Bakery Cafe has long been a staple of the Chicago area. The cafe started in 1991 as--you guessed it-- a corner bakery. After incorporating customers requests and a passion for melding fresh ingredients ignited, the bakery evolved into a cafe. Today, the menu includes breakfast, lunch and dinner selections as well as bakery temptations. Soups, salads, sandwiches, scrambles, oatmeal, pasta, bundt cakes, brownies and more--there is something for everyone. Of course, there are customer favorites on the menu! Here is a look at the bestselling meals at Corner Bakery Cafe:

Corner Bakery Cafe Favorites 
Corner Bakery Cafe Favorites:

Anaheim Scrambler – For breakfast, this dish is made with freshly scrambled eggs with applewood smoked bacon, tomatoes, green onions and cheddar cheese, topped with avocado.

Chopped Salad – This salad features all-natural chicken, applewood smoked bacon, avocado, bleu cheese, tomatoes and green onions tossed with iceberg and romaine lettuce and our sweet and spicy house vinaigrette.

Pesto Cavatappi - All-natural grilled chicken and cavatappi pasta tossed in our rich pesto cream sauce and sprinkled with toasted bread crumbs.

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Our visit to Corner Bakery:

My daughter and I visited Corner Bakery on a recent afternoon and tried one of their favorites, the Chopped Salad, as well as a cup of Sriracha Black Bean Soup---along with treat, of course! We did one of the meal combos--salad and cup of soup. I was pretty impressed with the size of the salad--especially the healthy amount of chicken. Really filling--with a good amount of vegetation.

Chopped Salad
Chopped Salad
I am a HUGE black bean soup, so I NEEDED to try the Sriracha Black Bean Soup. Before sampling, I was a bit apprehensive that the soup would be too spicy. But, I found the soup to be a pleasant winter warmer with a bit of a bite.

Corner Bakery Sriracha Black Bean Soup
Sriracha Black Bean Soup
My daughter, of course, needed a treat and opted for a chocolate mini bundt. I love that Corner Baker has a mini bundt--a little treat as opposed to a too big one! A little bit of sweet to end our visit!

M & M mini bundt


Ready to find a Corner Bakery favorite of your own? I am giving away $15 in gift certificates to Corner Bakery! Giveaway is open to US residents 18-years-old and older and ends 2/24/16. Enter below:
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  1. I would want the Chicken Pomodoro sandwich.

  2. The chilled swiss oats sounds yummy
    Christina Anne

  3. I would love to try the Chopped Salad & Cinnamon Creme Cake!

  4. The Steak & Cheese Hot Toasted Sandwich looks delicious.

  5. I'd love to try the Club Panini on Sourdough.

  6. I want to try the Uptown Turkey Sandwich & Roasted Tomato Basil Soup combo.

  7. Marnie G (Derrick Todd)February 24, 2016 at 7:29 PM

    The Spinach Sweet Crisp Salad looks awesome!

  8. The Pannini Combo with Tomato Basil Soup sounds great!