D’Andrews Bakery and Cafe in downtown Nashville was opened by David Andrews after studying his craft in NYC. It offers pastries, breads, coffees and sandwiches. Everything in the restaurant is house made, even the meats are roasted and seasoned there and the mayo, etc is also made there. Pastries are in the counter, and they will heat them for you. There is a patio out front and some tables inside for dining. Lots of folks got items to go. Masks are required to enter and the line forms by the pastry counter. It is well lit and you can watch Andrews making hot items on the stove behind. Staff was friendly and helpful and the food was fantastic.
Coffee was fine. We had Americana and a Cortado. Freshly made they were very acceptable.
I tried a couple of their pastry options. The D’onut is a sugared brioche donut filled with Tahitan vanilla cream. It is a cream filling not custard but still good. The donut itself was yeasty and really good, covered with granulated sugar.
The Pecan Cinnamon Bunz is brioche dough with butterscotched pecans. They offered to heat this one and that was a good idea. The bottom part is a rich doughy cinnamon and the topping was gooey goodness and pecans. It was totally luscious and I could have easily eaten another. Yum.
The Bacon sandwich contains Berkshire bacon, free range egg, white cheddar, roasted tomato mayo on a housemade focaccia bread. It was made to oder with a moist scrambled egg on soft toasted bun. Lots of cheese and crisp bacon made this a sandwich full of flavor. I was really amazed at how good it was.