There are so many good things about this bakery besides their fabulous pastries and beautifully crusty breads - their fresh made-to-order sandwiches and a steaming bowl of the soup of the day. I'd have to say their signature sandwich has to be the open-faced creamy egg salad done with soft boiled eggs, sun dried tomato pesto, fresh spring mix salad drizzled with dressing. I go out of my way when I'm in Pasadena for this sandwich. A nice surprise that comes with it is the fresh-baked crispy oatmeal raisin cookie for dessert! Of course, in spite of the cookie, I can't leave without drooling over the pastry counter. Fruit filled pastries, tarts, brioche, house made granola and crusty loaves of bread...every time I find myself in a dilemma trying to decide what to take home. One of my favorites is the Pear Spice Cake - rich, moist and fruity with that nice fresh-out-of-the-oven crunch around the edges. Their tarts have a beautiful buttery shortbread like crust supporting a cast of fruity and creamy stars - all delicious, but one stand-out is the macadamia tart. Loaded solid with nuts atop a perfect custard on a shortbread crust - so rich you might rather share this one! The pastries are divine, with one noteworthy standout I had recently - pear nestled atop custard surrounded by a voluminous square of puff pastry - ahhh, had I the foresight to buy two instead of only one so I wouldn't have to share when I got home. Last time I was in, I was disappointed not to fine it, so I dream about it... One last thing, you must take home a loaf of their crusty bread! My favorite is their sourdough and rosemary current. Oh how I look for excuses to trek to Pasadena just so I can stop for lunch...and a few things for later!