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Annette's Mt. Bake Shop

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Ross

Aspen

April 5, 2013
Some of the best sandwiches I've ever eaten. Cubano is amazing and porquetta too. Secret sandwich is a salted meat feast. Always great anytime i stop in. Fresh breads are perfect. Annette and fino take pride in their food and it shows! Worth every penny.

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William K.

Aspen, Colorado

June 2, 2012
When you're on the prowl for reasonably priced takeout lunch options in Aspen and weary of the usual lunch rotation -Big Wrap, Johnny McGuire's, Cheese Shop, CP- check out this little sliver of a storefront next to Escobar that is as much a take-out sandwich shop as it is a bakery. Annette's Bake Shop is a tiny space with big ambitions. At first glance, Annette's is a typical bakeshop, with neat little plates of excellent cookies, muffins, breads and bagels, but don't let that fool you; it is also a lunch spot and a good one at that. Consult the mini chalkboard when you first walk in for a lengthy list of daily specials. The most intriguing option is what Annette calls The Secret Sandwich. It's a hold over from Annette's days as proprietor of The Popcorn Wagon. Who can resist a menu item called The Secret Sandwich? Turns out it's a New Orleans muffuletta, a sophisticated alternative to the ubiquitous Italian sub. This one is served on fresh ciabatta with olive tapenade and cured Italian meats. Deliciously salty and lightly grilled on Annette's panini press, it's a real standout. There's also a mean Cubano sandwich, but keep in mind that Annette's spin on a Cubano is seriously spicy. Also served on her signature ciabatta, the Cubano is a medley of ham, cheese, pulled pork, crunchy pickles and a peppery pink sauce that packs a punch. Ask for the sauce on the side if spice isn't your thing. Equally satisfying is the roast beef sandwich on an excellent baguette served with zingy roasted peppers and grilled on the panini press. On my last stop off at Annette's I ordered the Caesar salad, which was a meal by itself, even without the suggested toppings of turkey or roast beef. It is an old- fashioned Caesar that doesn't stint on the garlic or the parmesan. In the overcrowded Caesar salad arena in Aspen, this one is special. For a bite-sized kitchen, Annette's offers a surprising number of substantial menu options: a daily soup special, a variety of big salads a surprisingly good beef and pork empanada, a departure from the Italian theme. Everything is handmade and homemade on site right before your eyes, and so much better than your mother's kitchen. It's fun being served by Annette, who is friendly and chatty and makes good suggestions when you're stumped by the menu. The baked goods are quite tasty. Annette explained that she does a brisk cookie business in the evenings. The shop stays open until 9pm each night as she and her staff do their baking for the next morning. Watch out Paradise Bakery. Don't go to Annette's expecting a full-service restaurant. There's barely enough room in the shop for a proper cookie display. Fortunately, there is plenty of outdoor seating and lots of fine opportunities for people watching on the mall. Make sure to stop for a snack or a secret sandwich-- and introduce yourself to Annette. Read more reviews by William

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Patrick M.

Denver, CO

June 1, 2012
The Cubano was not only the best Cuban sandwich I've ever had but it was the best sandwich of any type I've ever had. The bread, meat and mayo were amazing!

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Working Girl

Aspen

May 19, 2012
Not only is this the best bread in Aspen, you can actually drop by and pick up a loaf on your way home from work...the shop is open until 7 or 8 in the evening. Secret Sandwich rocks. Cupcakes are perfect.

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Nicole

Basalt, Colorado

April 19, 2012
I love her Blueberry Scones. Remember Pretzel Day is on Saturdays, giant fresh baked pretzels.

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Darcy

Aspen

April 11, 2012
How can you miss when Annette makes the bread fresh daily right there.. I had a roast beef sandwich.. it had plenty of really fresh tender nice and red beef. So many places serve dried out brown meat, but not the case here at all. A Yummy new find in Aspen for lunch!

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Pet Shop Boys

Aspen, CO

February 21, 2012
The Secret Sandwich is really awesome. If you haven't tried it, you must. Made with great bread and meats and the olive tapenade really tops it off.

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