ibake Cafe: 209 SE 1st Ave, Boca Raton, FL 33432
On a recent day, a colleague and myself were walking around East Boca. One of our normal places had shut down and we needed to find a new one. Out of the corner of Julie’s eye, she saw a little bakery. Since many of the bakeries in the Boca Raton area usually serve sandwiches, we decided to check it out. The name of the bakery is ibake Cafe. There are a few tables outside on the patio under a nice awning. Inside you walk into the bakery section which is full of delicious looking pastries and desserts. If you want to order take-out, then this is the place for you to do it. Some people may want to sit down for lunch as one couple did while we waited for our food. They have a few tables inside the main restaurant area that you can sit down at.
The ibake Cafe menu is not overly extensive, but they have some great sandwiches. We ordered and had to wait about 10 minutes while they made our food from scratch. All the sandwiches comes with homemade potatoes sliced very thin and baked in olive oil. Julie decided that she wanted to try out their pesto chicken sandwich. They start with a marinated chicken breast that they grill to perfection. This is accompanied by tomato, pesto sauce, and lettuce on a freshly baked Greek roll. The flavor of the combination of chicken and pesto had a big smile on Julie’s face. The dish included a small green salad with it, but no dressing. I decided to try their kefte hoagie. I was amazed by how much food there really was. Four nice sized kefte patties were placed on Greek roll with a freshly made tomato sauce. The sauce is made with freshly diced tomatoes and had a lot of flavor. This sandwich was full of amazing flavor. The thinly sliced potatoes and salad were included as the side items which really completed the dish.
Pricing: $-$$ for lunch and $$-$$$ dinner