Mosswood Market is a Cafe and Bakery selling bakery treats, coffee drinks and lunch fare in downtown Boonville. It is small with some outdoor tables and lots of to-go business. The sandwiches and wraps are made to order, as are the coffee drinks but the bakery items come straight from the counter to you. You order at the counter and there is a separate place to pick up flatware and napkins, then they bring the hot food to you. Music was in the background and many windows to the street provide lots of light for this daytime place. The market is next door and you can walk through to it – it has the bathroom. The Cafe’s interior was decorated with photos of cats in Morocco so Frankie and I loved that.
We started with a pecan sticky bun that had tons of toasted pecans on the sweet sticky bun. It had a bit of cinnamon in the dough and the outside was glazed to a crisp sweet crunch. It was lovely.
The traditional sandwich is with Italian fennel salami or black forest ham or roasted turkey with gruyere, tomato and marinated red onion. We ordered it with ham but instead got the breakfast panini with baked egg, ham, gruyere and savory spread. They apologized and insisted we keep the egg sandwich and they would make the ordered one for us to take with us. The one they brought out was good but the panini was too toasted for me – almost hard. The filling was tasty and the relish added good flavor to the mix. It came with a side salad that was lightly dressed and nice but really not needed. The traditional sandwich we took a bite of and had to toss at the airport. It was bigger, also well toasted and tasted okay.
The Reuben was brisket pastrami with gruyere and bubble’s kosher sauerkraut on Fort Bragg Bakery’s rye bread. Again they over toasted the bread for me and the saukerkraut was not drained well so it sogged out some of the bread. The dressing was good but overall the balance was off in this one. It was well packed with tasty ingredients but they could have all worked together better. I’d stick with the bakery. Outside I noticed they had a sign for their ‘famous’ empanadas. Next time, I’d try them.