Monday, October 20, 2008

AQ Kafe

Can anyone say Swedish soul food? This newly opened bakery and restaurant sits directly oposite the Time Warner Center on Broadway and 58th. Gorgeous darkly baked loaves and a yummy pretzel welcome you in. The adjacent restaurant has common and private table seating and is set up like a Scandanavian Pain de Quotioden(sic). I ordered the smogasbord plate for $12.95 and though lots of little bites all were delish. Different smoked herrings, a Swedish meatball, shrimp salad, a boiled potato and ligonberries made for an interesting taste sensation. The lovely breads were the perfect accompaniment. A weak hot chocolate sweetened the savory. Lots of sandwich options under $10 including a meatball with potato salad on potato bread or a roast chicken with potato salad sound like pleasant lunch options. The place is also open early for breakfast and judging by the look of the coffee and the yumminess of the bread it sounds like a good wake-up option to me.

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