I like variety in my lunches. Sometimes I want soup; sometimes I want a salad. Sometimes I want one of those blindingly white ham and cheese bread rolls from Woolworths (don’t judge, I know you poke them too to feel their softness).
I was therefore pleased recently to see the wide variety of cheap lunch options at Sol Bread in Paddington. If you’ve ever wandered past this cafe/bakery and dismissed it as only selling bread, think again: pizza, muesli, savoury pastries, fruit salad, sandwiches, salad, and cake were just some of the offerings I saw on the day I visited.
The price was right too; my small pumpkin salad was $7.50 and was a very generous serve. My only complaint? Cheese OVERLOAD. I know, I know, there’s no such thing as a cheese overload, right? Well, when you order a pumpkin salad and a bowl with a thick blanket of fetta hiding a tiny amount of greens, pumpkin, and pine nuts arrives, you start to re-think your devotion to the wonder blocks of calcium. A more even ratio of vegies to cheese would have been brilliant.
Momma T ordered a slice of vegie pizza, and had no complaints. The pizza was also of a generous size. Our coffees were just average – their main letdown was the fact that they were very luke warm.
This little cafe is cosy, comfortable, and cheery, and service is swift and laid back. It’s a great place if you’re after a cheap and healthy lunch, plus they’re well-stocked with the famous Sol bread varieties. I’ve had the fruit sourdough bread before and it was hearty and delicious.
Although if you prefer a sneaky piece of cheese’n’bacon, I totally understand.
Bakery and Cafe
20 Latrobe Tce
Paddington (also locations in West End, Newstead, and Toowong)
(07) 3876 4800