This summer Chef JJ introduced a fantastic new twist on our standard cafe sandwich fare: the tartine. He brought us not one, but two, light and delicious varieties, both of which are vegetarian (if you eat NW eggs and albacore tuna, that is). Tartines are defined as “A French open-faced sandwich, especially one with a rich or complex spread.” Our tartines are no different, served open faced on grilled french baguette, with lush spreads and paired with a textural salad of baby greens and frisee.
The egg salad tartine perfectly balances the rich, creamy egg with crisp celery and refreshing lemon and chives.
The tuna tartine features wild caught albacore tuna, smoky and sweet calabrian chilis, salty kalamata olives, bright shaved fennel and lemony caper aioli.
So what are you waiting for? Lunch on the boardwalk awaits your arrival. Bon Appétit!
UPDATE: Orders are now closed for Mother’s Day Cakes, HOWEVER you can still stop by Lovejoy to pick up some lovely treats for Mom! Gift cards also make a great gift ♥
Mother’s Day is next Sunday May 12 and if you haven’t made plans yet, we have some great ideas for you. Since Portlanders LOVE their brunch, Lovejoy Bakers will be making some special additions to our menu!
1) Choose from Royal Eggs Benedict with Roasted Asparagus or a creamy Chevre and Spinach Strata crowned with a Sunny-Side Egg.
2) We’ll also be offering a delicate Mother’s day Mimosa Cake, pictured above, made with pink champagne and filled with mandarin orange cream and frosted with orange buttercream. You can preorder this cake on line (scroll down for order form) and have it inscribed with Mom’s name or another short message.
3) Pick up some chocolate dipped meringue roses (flavored with orange blossom water, yum!)… they are light as air and a wonderful gift, just because.
And one more thing, you may also order a CHOCOLATE VERSION of the Mimosa Cake filled with mandarin orange cream and frosted with orange butter cream. To order, complete the form below by noon on Thursday. We will have your cake ready to pick up on Sunday. Payment is received at the time pick-up.
Arguably the most important day of the year, Mother’s Day at Lovejoy Bakers is the best way to reward the tireless woman who: 1) went through childbirth to have you, or 2) went through childbirth to have your own children, and/or 3) is the best mother to your dog, cat, bird, horse, etc. From a royal Egg’s Benedict to individual, heart-shaped chocolate cakes inscribed with “Love You Mom,” we will treat your special lady like the queen mother herself. Join us, won’t you?
An egg can be eaten many different ways, but we declare that our selection of breakfast sandwiches is the best way to do so. Each sandwich starts with a freshly-baked ciabatta, toasted and buttered, then filled with the most delicious combination of ingredients. Take The Lovejoy Deluxe: a customer favorite, filled with a fried egg (intact with a runny yolk) and 4 smoky slices of bacon (enough for each bite!). A swathe of Bleu d’Auvergne and a handful of tarragon-dressed frisée brightens this protein-packed meal. Guaranteed to start your day right! *In case you can’t make it to the bakery in the morning, our breakfast sandwiches are available all day long.
In addition to the Lovejoy Deluxe we offer a simpler line of breakfast sandwiches that we love just the same. Choose from Egg & Kalamata Olive Tapenade, Fontina & Egg and the classic Bacon & Egg featured above. Note that this sandwich is served on one of our other freshly baked rolls. If you’d prefer your breakfast sandwich on nutty Multi-grain, buttery brioche, or sourdough, feel free to tell us so. We are always happy to oblige.
One last bit — This PB & J scone is so good, we thought we’d share the recipe with you. Enjoy!
Peanut Butter & Jelly Scone Recipe:
1 cup Butter
2 cup Pastry Flour
1 cup + 2 Tbs Oats
2/3 cup Sugar
1 tsp Baking Powder
½ tsp Baking Soda
½ tsp Salt
2/3 cup Buttermilk
1/2 cup Peanut Butter (Creamy or Chunky)
1/2 cup Berry Jam of choice
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. With a knife cut butter into small (grape-sized) pieces. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry knife until mixture is a coarse crumble. Add peanut butter, mix until evenly distributed. Lastly, add buttermilk, and mix just enough until the dough comes together uniformly – be careful not to over-mix.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll dough out to a 1/2 inch thick round. Cut into 8 wedges, and place onto greased or non-stick baking sheet. For the jelly center, make an indentation on each scone with the back of a spoon or your thumb, and spoon jam until it’s level with the scone. Sprinkle coarse sugar over scones before baking. Bake for approximately 16 Min or until golden brown.
Summer may have taken its time getting here, but now the outdoors beckon. Picnic with us at Lovejoy Bakers! Dine on the boardwalk, take a Lovejoy sack lunch to Jamison Square, or pick up a cookie and stroll around the Pearl District. May we also suggest an icy, watermelon-guava lemonade? (Fresh-squeezed of course.)
Over 6,000,000 served! Just kidding. The Lovejoy Deluxe, pictured above, is one of — if not the — most popular menu item. Here’s why: perfectly fried egg, thick-cut bacon, Bleu D’Auvergne cheese, and tarragon-dressed frisee on a freshly baked ciabatta roll. Served from 6am to 8pm.
Speaking of Deluxe, this is our ample (understatement) Lovejoy Salad. Viridian Farms greens are topped with house-roasted turkey breast, San Daniele prosciutto, assorted cured salame, kalamata olives, and a perfectly soft-boiled egg.
So whether you visit us by bike or streetcar, by foot, motorscooter, hybrid or tour bus, come hungry and prepared to relax. There is so much to enjoy at Lovejoy Bakers.