California Sourdough

Why is sourdough bread so good. It completes a sandwich. It completes a sandwich the way butter completes a brie and ham baguette. Or the way bacon completes everything. I rarely order any other type of bread other than sourdough when I have a choice, and I have never regretted ordering the sourdough. Except when I’m worried about my carb intake. But worrying does nothing other than to make you eat more carbs, so it’s better to just pretend you never ate carbs to begin with =)


California Sourdough is unique – it makes its famed sourdough bread fresh every few minutes and on top of that, there are many choices for your sandwich. Everything from a #1 roast beef to a #25(?) garlic and herb turkey. There’s a sign on the door that says they BBQ the meat on premises as well. Yelpers love this place: 200+ reviews, 4.5 stars, and this is on top of the cash only, short hours, and long lines the shop has. Doors only open between 11 am to 2:30 pm on the weekdays. Not nearly enough time or chances for me to enjoy the sandwiches here! I think I’ve only been here two or three times and I live down the street! What does that tell you!


I gleefully got away with a short line at 11:45 am today, and ordered a couple sandwiches. I drove away salivating at the smells of fresh baked bread and that familiar deli smell that sandwiches seem to waft into your car. Behold the roast beef:

Thick fluffy sourdough with a flaky crust, warm, with lots of roast beef, swiss cheese, mustard, lettuce, and tomato. The sandwich also came with a pickle spear (though I didn’t get to eat it this time). This place oozes with wholesome freshness. They may not have the most crazy of sandwich fillings, but they do sandwiches well, and they do it consistently well, and that makes it okay in my book.

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2 Responses


  1. kertong

    It’s too bad this place isn’t more available, because if it were, it’d rank right up there with Ike’s!

    August 5, 2009 9:16 pm | #1
  2. m@

    I used to not like sourdough as a kid, because it was strange that bread would be sour. Now I love it. It’s the perfect compliment to sweet onions and meats.

    August 5, 2009 10:59 pm | #2

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