Exterior

Exterior

I was pleased to see another branch of Patisserie Jacob spring into being on South Bridge, just recently. Their other branch is probably the nearest café to my abode and while I’ve had a little bit of a mixed time there, as their coffee is not good at all, I really like the space and their bread is impressively good.

This was actually my third visit to the new branch, today. The middle one, when I was supposed to be meeting my mate Arianna for breakfast was not timed correctly, so we found ourselves there before it was opened for the day.

Counter selection

Counter selection

That makes it three times in a row that we’ve met at places that turned out to be closed. It’s an impressive run of form.

A few weeks ago, I visited around lunchtime and sampled their soup and sandwich deal, to take away. I had their tomato and basil soup, which was very good, accompanied by their Thai chicken sandwich, which was pretty much the best sandwich I’ve eaten in the city.

Sandwich

Sandwich

The bread, flecked with corn, was outstanding and the simple yet lightly aromatic filling was delicious, with the chicken soft and moist. I was hugely impressed.

On this return visit, I tried their potato and kale soup accompanied by a chicken lattice. Again things were very impressive, with this soup if anything a little better than the tomato.

Soup

Soup

Kale is such a lovely soup ingredient bringing both excellent texture and good flavour. The chicken filled pastry was very nice, too.

So overall, Patisserie Jacob is doing excellent work. Seating space is quite limited, but I’m very happy to rely upon it for takeout treats. Certainly their sandwiches are amongst the best you’ll find in the city, so that will ensure that I’m a regular visitor. I’d be happy to recommend that you visit soon and visit often.

Chicken lattice

Chicken lattice

Scores
Blythe scores Patisserie Jacob
4.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 15.5/20

I ate: tomato and basil soup; Thai chicken sandwich/potato and kale soup; chicken lattice

I wore: brown suit (curiously enough on both occasions)

Total bill: £5.25/£4.65

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Written by BKR