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Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop – Portage

September 16, 2012

  • 5709 S. Westnedge Avenue
  • Portage, MI 49002
  • (269) 343-0910
  • Website
  • Menu

Another chain opens in Kalamazoo.  I was pretty indifferent when I saw a Tim Hortons was opening in Portage.  I’ve never had anything against Tim Hortons and I’ve actually enjoyed some of the sandwiches I’ve gotten there recently, but it’s nothing I was really looking forward to.

J and I needed to make a trip to Babies ‘R Us so I suggested we check out the new Tim Hortons on Westnedge just south of I-94 in Portage.  The Canadian franchise moved in to the building that used to be Fazoli’s  and totally remodeled the place.  There are a couple of areas with chairs in front of a fire place for the coffee drinkers, but as J pointed out, there’s no wi-fi….which is kind of a trademark at coffee houses.

The rest of the space is a combo of tables and counter space looking out the window at Westnedge.

J and I were in the lunch mood and when we walked so we went looking for a sandwich menu….and never could find one.  The LCD menu boards were pretty, but there was no sandwiches anywhere.  We knew they had sandwiches because there was an employee behind a counter that said “sandwiches.”  We just couldn’t find the menu.

The employees pointed to a paper nutritional information pamphlet taped to the counter.  My guess is there was something wrong with the menu boards.  There is just no way that is how they usually do sandwiches.  It didn’t have any pertinent information about each sandwich.  Just the name and nutritional information.

J and I both went with panini’s.  She actually ordered the one I was thinking about, so I got something different…just to be…well, different.

J’s choice was the Chipotle Turkey.  The perfectly grilled sandwich came with smoked turkey, tomatoes, onions, processed mozzarella cheese, and creamy chipotle sauce.

My sandwich of choice was the Tuscan Chicken. I  had no idea what this actually was when I ordered, but I turned out to be somewhat pleasantly surprised.  The pressed sandwich comes with seasoned white chicken strips, tomatoes, red onions, processed mozzarella cheese, and a creamy sun dried tomato ranch sauce.

In addition to our sandwiches, I got a Pepsi and J got an Iced Latte.  They actually gave J a larger size due to the inconvenience of not actually knowing what to order.  The bill ran a little over $15 and if you haven’t figured it out yet, I wasn’t super impressed with Tim Hortons.  In the past, I’ve said some pretty good thing about the sandwiches, but the overall experience this time was kind of disappointing.  It’s another chain on that side of town that I’m not super impressed with.  The sandwiches are good and I’m sure this was just some kind of technical glitch.  Not saying I won’t be back, but I’m not excited about the place either.

Chiptole Turkey Grilled Panini

Tuscan Chicken Grilled Panini

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Garry permalink
    September 16, 2012 5:33 am

    I never been in one or had their products but all I had ever heard what great donuts they make, I am surprised to see that they are a sandwich shop also!

  2. John Dough permalink
    September 18, 2012 8:39 pm

    Their donuts can’t touch Sweetwater’s in my opinion. Not even close.

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