10 delicious coffee shop sandwiches
If you’re stuck at the office and won’t be able to indulge in a complete lunch hour, remember – a quick lunch doesn’t have to be a sad one! You may want to treat yourself to a sandwich instead – even the ones from the coffee shop around the corner. You might even be surprised at the variety you’ll find.
We’ve compiled a list of our picks from the sandwich offerings at 5 popular coffee chains. Will you be giving one of these a try soon?
Grilled Ham and Cheese (P170)
The grown-up version of a childhood classic. With choice ingredients of ham, gooey mozzarella cheese, and multigrain bread, it’s easy to see why this sandwich is a winner. We’d pick this sandwich if the objective is a quick lunch break treat that packs enough protein and carbohydrates to help you power through the rest of the afternoon.
Spinach Artichoke and Mushroom on Herbed Multigrain Bread (P160)
This is a great option for vegetarians who’d like something filling. The artichokes and mushrooms add some heaviness to the mix, though it’s a lighter option overall. It’s better when heated, too.
Farmhouse Melt Sandwich (P175)
Corned beef, bacon, fried egg, and cheese, between English muffin halves – does this sound like an ideal combination to you? This is filling and satisfying, though it is on the pricier side.
Sausage & Egg Sandwich (P175)
If you’re in need of a simple sandwich, this is it. With only two main ingredients and a slab of cheddar cheese thrown in, this is a good quick fix when you’re hungry. Great for those days you don’t feel like gorging yourself, this one manages to be savory and filling. Be sure to eat it while it’s still warm.
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Chipotle Roast Chicken (P205)
Layered in between two pieces of soft focaccia bread is a shredded chicken-and-mayo mix, cucumber slices, lettuce, and a little pesto. Although one can’t help but notice the too-faint chipotle flavor, this sandwich will definitely still appeal to those looking for a light and simple meal.
Salami & Cream Cheese (P235)
Try and stop yourself from eating this sandwich without having anything fall off the sides! Nestled in between two halves of bread are jumbo slices of salami, red tomatoes, and cream cheese on a bed of lettuce. This isn’t overwhelmingly heavy, but it will tide you over for the next few hours.
Pesto-tomato and Mozzarella (P175)
Melted mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, and strong garlicky pesto – this is a winning trio of ingredients, although if you aren’t a fan of garlicky sandwiches, you might want to think twice before getting this one, as the garlic can be a little overpowering. But paired with a sweet iced tea, you’re good to go.
Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese (P205)
The smoked salmon and cream cheese combo definitely does the job of filling you up. You may feel full even before you munch on the second half of the sandwich. If you’re in search of a quick refueling to power you through the rest of your day, this is the one for you.
Grilled Chicken Sandwich (P189)
Oozing with melted cheese, slices of red bell pepper, and a generous serving of pesto in between soft garlic ciabatta bread, this sandwich from Figaro hits the spot. Served with crispy barbeque chips on the side, the sandwich is a complete meal on its own and surprisingly filling for its serving size.
Figaro Club (P209)
Featuring all the usual suspects of a quality club sandwich – lettuce, tomato, cucumber, chicken spread and melted cheddar cheese – smothered in tangy honey mustard dressing, this is a hearty sandwich to indulge in – or split with friends over merienda (afternoon snack). Still, there are plenty of other coffee shop options to try, for those who are looking for something a little more adventurous. – Rappler.com
All photos by Marga Andrews, Bea Policarpio, and Ina Sebastian