Kate: Greek Salad and Grilled Cheese Sandwich
I had recently visited the Broken Rocks Cafe on a work trip, but was a little underwhelmed and for some reason opted not to blog on it. However, when home for Thanksgiving, Paul and I met my friends Rhia and Nick there for lunch, and it was a much different experience. Now, I lived in Wooster for a year while working at the College there, and was not yet a foodie, but this restaurant was also not there when I lived there, and feel that if it had been, I may have become a foodie much earlier.
Broken Rocks Cafe is in downtown Wooster and occupies a lovely space that was once a sporting good store. Go figure. This cafe and bakery has a really contemporary feel with lots of beautiful art work and stained glass. The bar is right up front, when you enter the place, and I was shocked to see that they had Bell's on draft but not Great Lakes Brewing Co. Weird!
Anywho, the menu is moderately priced and not huge, but there is a specials menu with some interesting combinations. It was lunch and the day after Thanksgiving, so I wanted to order lightly. What I love about their menu is that you can add a grilled cheese sandwich to any soup or salad for only $2.25. So, again, pretty affordable as their soup and salad prices are decent. So, I went with a salad to try to balance out the food frenzy that was Thanksgiving, and knew that I wanted to add the grilled cheese.
The salad was good. Nothing terribly special. It hit the spot that day. And was refreshing. But, nothing beyond what I would expect from a Greek salad.
The grilled cheese, on the other hand, is to die for. And, perhaps the best grilled cheese I have ever had. I am embarrassed to report that I can not tell what cheese is on this sandwich. It did not seem sharp enough to be a cheddar. Maybe a colby, it was orange after all. But, there seems to be another layer to it. And, the bread is made fresh in house. Really delicious. Light but still hearty. The perfect grilled cheese bread.
So, this trip was definitely worth writing about, for the grilled cheese alone. I have heard that the pizzas are excellent. And, there are many dishes on the menu that are intriguing, but seemed a bit heavy for the day after turkey day.
So, if you happen to be in Wooster, Ohio, stop by the Broken Rocks Cafe and Bakery. I am sure you will not be disappointed.
four golden forks out of five.