Why: Presso Coffee Kitchen has one location in Portland and one in Vancouver. I recently visited the Vancouver establishment and found that it offers a friendlier, more personal experience than some other trendy coffee chains. It also provides a menu that surpasses what one would ever hope to find at a chain establishment. Housemade, quality ingredients are used to make delicious, light dining options, and coffee beans are roasted to perfection at Presso Coffee Roasters in Portland.
What I tried: I ordered the smoked salmon breakfast sandwich with an Americano.
The coffee was deliciously rich and had amazing depth to its flavor — a testament to expertly roasted beans.
The bagel sandwich consisted of smoked salmon, a fried egg, housemade chive cream cheese spread, pickled onion and fresh spinach on a delicious traditional bagel.
The bagel possessed that authentic, light, crisp exterior with a slight pull to every bite. There was just enough salmon on the sandwich so as not to overwhelm the rest of the ingredients. Everything else on the sandwich was included in balance and all the flavors complemented the salmon. It was a little hard to eat and keep everything within the bagel’s boundaries, but it was well worth the effort. Sandwiches are served with a cup-sized portion of potato chips.