Since one of our hobbies as a couple is trying different restaurants, we like to keep our ears open for any reviews on local establishments. We had heard from quite a few people that Stoney’s Bread Company in Oakville, Ontario offered some pretty good food. When we finally saw it on an episode of “You Gotta Eat Here”, we knew it was time to try it.
The restaurant itself is cozy and while it definitely gives that effect of an intimate night out, it is contrasted with a casual, relaxed feel as you order and pay at the counter and take a number to the seat of your choice. The restaurant boasts a menu of home-made pastas, sandwiches, pizzas and breads and even offers a daily breakfast menu. Their Sunday Brunch menu from 9am to 3pm adds additional mouth watering items to an already impressive looking list.
On our visit, we opted for a sandwich and a pizza and as we waited we started to doubt whether we made the right choice since all the dishes passing by looked so good. We most certainly were not disappointed though.
The Flat Iron Steak Sandwich with goat cheese, caramelized onions, fried mushrooms, spinach, and sundried tomato aioli on ciabatta – $16.00 CDN
This place knows its bread. The bun was fresh and soft on the inside but lightly crunchy on the outside. The steak was cooked to perfection and the mix of flavours of the garnishes were a delightful addition without being overpowering. It’s a good thing they give you a knife and fork for this sandwich but while it may not be the easiest sandwich to devour, it may just be one of the best.
Giuseppe’s Pizza – pepperoni, calabrese, capicola, bacon and mozzarella with fire roasted tomato sauce – $15.00 CDN
As we stated, this place knows their bread. The crust was thin and crunchy, but soft on the inside – just how we like our pizza crust. There was plenty of toppings to have each bite packed with delicious meaty-flavour and the fire roasted tomato sauce blended well. The pizza was large enough that we had to take a to-go box for what was left.
This was one of the few restaurants we have tried after hearing much acclaim and actually agreed it was deserving of such high reviews. This restaurant definitely provides a satisfying experience and is worth a second visit. Since this visit, we’ve tried a few other restaurants we’ve seen on television programs and, while not all were at the calibre we expected, there were two incredible restaurants that were. Click to read our reviews of 11th Street Diner & L’Avenue.
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Looking to visit Stoney’s Bread Company?
325 Kerr Street
Oakville, Ontario, Canada