The Sandwich Specialists at Jean’s Cafe
Jean’s Cafe is an unassuming spot for freshly made sandwiches of quality ingredients. I can’t quite decide whether the menu is adorable, crazy, or slightly irritating, but with spelling errors and items such as “Cheesy Coo Coo Steaky Hog ,” (that translates to chicken cheesesteak) it will at least entertain you while you wait for your order. I went with The Gobler, a large sandwich with Boar’s Head sliced smoked turkey breast, melted Swiss, bacon, coleslaw, lettuce, tomato, and Russian dressing served warm. Look how big it is! Check out The Gobler unwrapped, after the jump…
It was the bacon and coleslaw that tempted me most into choosing this one. Though I am a life long bacon lover, I will readily admit there is such a thing as bad bacon. Bacon is a decent litmus test for any quality sandwich joint; is it a useless piece of grisly fat or is it a salty crisp piece of heaven? Well luckily the bacon in Jean’s Gobbler is pretty close to what would come from your frying pan on a Sunday morning. Its not a fancy sandwich, but its prepared well. Nothing tastes like its been sitting out for hours. I would imagine their many other sandwich choices are also a few notches above the average deli.
THE + (What somebody who likes this place would say)
- I like big sandwiches stuffed with items I can identify. No mystery meat!
- The staff is so friendly!
- Their bacon is crispy but not burnt.
THE – (What somebody who doesn’t like this place would say)
- I don’t love shredded lettuce.
- Grammar and spelling error infuriate me, even if done purposefully.
- Cash only for orders under $5.
Jean’s Cafe, 1334 Walnut St (btw. Broad. + 13 St.), 215-546-5353