(Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 20, 2016)
Holly, MI – Among the adorable shops and restaurants of Saginaw Street is a cozy little place called Bittersweet Café. The quaint space and smiling staff might make one think of a regular country restaurant, but the gourmet food items, impressive selection of craft beer, and sheer variety of food make this a place one can never get tired of visiting.
I’ve been twice personally and each time was fantastic. For my first visit I had Diehl’s Waldorf Salad, which is a bed of mixed greens topped with chicken salad with celery, apples, walnuts and mayo, topped with dried cranberries and honey French dressing.
The second time I had the beef and aged cheddar sandwich. I’m delighted that they serve their sandwiches on wax paper printed to look like newspaper. But I guess that is where my reporter’s nostalgia would come in. It was tasty, as were the cole slaw and the cup of potato au gratin soup.
Their menu has many things I hope to try in the future, including a few different types of Reuben’s, the Holly dog, grilled veggie sub, sesame garlic pork chop, pot roast or turkey knife and fork sandwich and many more. There is also a tempting breakfast menu.
Another favorite that I’ve never seen anywhere else is their Creamosa. This interesting and delicious concoction is made of sparkling water with vanilla or raspberry syrup, served over ice and whipped cream. Very nice.
In the evenings Bittersweet has liquor, wine and beer and in warm weather there is outdoor seating. Open since 2001, Bittersweet Café is right in the heart of Downtown Holly at 112 S. Saginaw Street. Learn more at their website http://www.thebittersweetcafe.com.
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