Central Bakery

Happy New Year! I am so grateful for all that 2015 brought me, and wish for another year filled with blessings.

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I kicked off the new year with a get together with some dear long-time friends at Central Bakery in Kahala. It’s a recently opened bakery and Italian restaurant in one, located in the same lot as the Olive Tree Cafe by Kahala Mall.

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At the entrance is a bread counter showcasing various French breads for sale: epi, brioche, campagne to name a few. I got to sample many of these during the course of our lunch. They also have pastries available for takeout.

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The daytime menu includes brunch items like French toast, as well as classic sandwiches croque monsieur and open face tartines, and a full list of pasta dishes.

We were first served and assortment of house breads: olive, cranberry & walnut, cream cheese, etc. Although I love dense, chewy breads like campagne, it seemed they were all a bit too dense for my friends’ liking.

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Here’s the penne arrabbiata ($14.00) and a side salad.

and my selection of 3 kinds of Tartines($14.00): ricotta cheese & ham, salmon & avocado, prosciutto, mozzarella & tomato:

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and the classic croque monsieur ($14.00) topped with béchamel sauce:

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I thought the lunch was actually quite a nice value: a nice, sit-down meal in a stylish eatery for under $20.00. Next time I would love to return for dinner and try more of their Italian dishes.



2 Responses to “Central Bakery”

  1. 1 Leisha January 4, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    The food looks delicious. I love dense breads and they look tasty. Hope 2016 is a year full of blessings and happiness .

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