Veneto’s Cake & Pastries was one of those places where I always want to visit, but every time I’m around the area, they’re always closed. Why do bakeries always close so early?
Last week I finally make a point to go there to grab some lunch. Little did I know, business at this bakery was quite good! There were always people coming in and out getting sandwiches or sweets. My plan was to get some sandwiches, and take some pastries for home. I shared a European Veggie Panini and a Tuna Salad Sandwich with my cousin.
The sandwiches were pretty good. They were smaller than I expected, but with good quality of bread. The European Veggie Panini ($5.60) had roasted eggplants, pepper, tomato, onions and cheese. The bread was nice and crispy. The vegetables had great roasted flavors. It was a solid sandwich.
For regular sandwiches, i.e. not paninis, you get to choose your own toppings and bread on a little ordering slip. We checked off Tuna salad with cucumber, sprouts, cumbers, cheese and mustard on white bread. This sandwich was also pretty good. It was very light and refreshing. The tuna salad was delicious.
I brought about a dozen pastries home after my lunch there. There were so many choices. There were also cakes and cookies. They were all freshly made, and all really yummy. Nothing was overly sweet. They don’t look as fancy as the pastries you’d find in some of the bakeries in downtown, but they did have a homey sense to them.
The staff were friendly, the prices were reasonable. It’s a great lunch spot for locals. I’d definitely return to get sweets there.
Note: Lunch Served until 4pm.
Veneto’s Cake & Pastries
#506 – 7380 King George Highway
Surrey, BC V3W