Truffles: Sweets And Sandwiches In A Quaint Setting

The large crowd at Truffles Bakery and Kitchen was visible from the parking lot, people in business attire and casual clothes alike waiting patiently in line to order their to-go lunches or sweet treats.

The Vibe: I've driven past the small blue house numerous times while curving down Route 4 and had always wanted to stop in: The colorful paint and large front window make the cafe very inviting.

We walked through the door right into the skinny ordering space, greeted by rows and rows of baked goods, the sandwich and salads menu on the back wall and an eager crew of people behind the counter.

You can get your order to go or sit upstairs in the new dining room that is split between two levels with hardwood in a relaxed rustic setting.

Breakfast, egg sandwiches and wraps of different varieties, is served until 3 p.m. The lunch menu includes a build-your-own sandwich section with seven meats, six breads and eight condiments to choose from, hot grilled sandwiches and vegetarian options, as well as soups and salads.

I ordered the Turkey Reuben: all-natural turkey, cheddar cheese, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing on rye bread. The sandwich was full of flavor but not too giant like some Reubens.

My friend ordered the Focaccia Mozzarella: fresh mozzarella, lettuce, tomato and basil pesto on freshly baked herbed focaccia. The sandwich was light and fresh and the pesto came through nicely but wasn't overwhelming.

Sandwiches at Truffles come with a scoop of macaroni salad and a small square of moist yellow cake with creamy vanilla frosting. We both cleaned our plates and agreed that we finally had stopped in.

After lunch I picked up an assortment of baked goods to bring to the office, among them a giant frosted cookie and a salted toffee square that was described as a dessert sent from heaven.

The Bill: The Reuben was $9.29; the focaccia sandwich was $8.49. With our bottles of tea, the total came to $24.21. My four large cookies and dessert bars came to $11.65.

Hours: Open Monday through Tuesday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (The grill closes at 3 p.m., cold sandwiches and salads available until closing); Wednesday through Saturday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.