Sandwich a Day: BLTA at Sprout Cafe in Palo Alto, CA

A Sandwich a Day

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[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

The premise of Sprout Cafe in Palo Alto is typical of many of its California comrades: fresh, quality ingredients, and local whenever possible. And it's for this reason that the relatively simple BLTA sandwich ($8.95) is such a success.

The lettuce is incredibly fresh and actually provided flavor, not just texture. The "A" is the avocado, which adds a creaminess that's heightened by a little mayonnaise. The "B" is crisp, meaty applewood smoked bacon. My only complaint? There could have been more of it. It came on toasted bread, which, in Sprout fashion, was soft, buttery Acme pain de mie.

Sprout Cafe

168 University Avenue, Palo Alto CA 94301 (map) (650) 323-7688 www.cafesprout.com a>