To be honest, my kids were a bit skeptical. In fact they complained a bit at my choice of restaurant. But I knew it was a place that my Mom and I would definitely enjoy. And I knew the kids would like it also if they gave it half a chance . And I was right – they are clamoring to return to Delice: The European Bakery and Cafe that is located in Midtown Crossing in Omaha.
Their decor is already warm and welcoming. Add in Christmas decorations, and one could not help but feel at home. The day was brisk outside and dining near a fireplace was a treat.
I always forget until I am halfway through to take a picture of my meal. I think I was hungry. I took the server’s recommendation and ordered the Italian quiche. I was a bit skeptical because I am not always an olive fan. Glad I gave it a try – so very good! My Mom had the healthier turkey sandwich which she definitely liked also. My three boys had chicken sandwiches – 2 spicy and Parmesan to be precise. I managed to sneak a bite of each – definitely a big step above your typical sandwich -delicious bread! My daughter had the chicken noodle soup – as close to homemade as I have ever had at a restaurant. (Yes, I managed to take a bite of this too – I definitely had enough lunch that day!)
As you can almost see from the pictures, they have many different quiche combinations, pastry puffs and sandwiches. They also have a full coffee/drink bar. And their desserts all looked so luscious. To leave without trying one would have been a bit sad. So, I picked a “seasonal” limited time concoction. We shared their eggnog creme brulee for dessert. That alone was worth the trip. Loved the flavor combinations. II no longer have to convince my kids of the merits of eating at a bakery. Especially this one. We will be back again someday!
P.S. Thanks, Kim, of OhMy! Omaha for suggesting that we try dining at Midtown Crossing. We are so glad that we did! And the free three hour parking was a definite bonus -we could take our time! I love that feature of public parking in Omaha!
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