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Baguette de Francis (St. Joseph)

September 2, 2020

  • 1332 Hilltop Road #A
  • St. Joseph, MI 49085
  • (269) 983-9595
  • Website
  • Menu

We have been all over Southwest Michigan lately for work.  It seems like we’ll go on  stretch where we never leave Kalamazoo then we’ll go on a stretch where we’re never in Kalmazoo.  

Late last week, we got sent to St. Joseph for the afternoon.  We had an assignment in the very southern part of St. Joseph Township not too far off I-94.  It took us longer to drive there than it did to complete what we needed to complete.  

It was about lunch time when we got done.  I wasn’t really familiar with the area of town we were in so I pulled out the phone and Googled places to eat nearby.  I was looking for a counter service place that was going to be quick and I found it rather quickly.  

Baguette de France is in a strip mall on Hilltop Road near the intersection with Washington Avenue just barely in St. Joseph Township on the northwest side.  The small restaurant specializing in sandwiches made with baguettes takes up a long, narrow corner slot right next to a Chinese place. 

My colleague had leftovers back at the office so I went in solo to grab something to eat.

I was slightly familiar with the concept of Baguette de France having eaten at the location in Berrien Springs a while back. I’m not sure how these two restaurants are connected but they serve up a lot of the same sandwiches.

The restaurant looks a little bare right now due to COVID. There is a big empty room that leads to the order counter near the back of the space. There was one woman taking orders and two more working quickly in the small kitchen behind her.

I put in a pretty simple order for the Italian Baguette. I had a drink in the car so I passed on that despite the drink choice being Pepsi. The full sandwich set me back just under $9

It seemed like it took a long time for my order to be passed over the counter but my colleague sitting in the car said it didn’t feel like I had been gone that long. Whatever. I tossed the sandwich in the back seat then made the drive back to Kalamazoo before eating.

The sandwich was quite tasty and that 45 minute drive back to Kalamazoo really let the innards meld together.

The baguette is really the focal point of this sandwich and it should be since it’s the restaurants namesake. Inside the soft, yet firm bread was pepperoni, ham, salami, Provolone, lettuce, tomato, and a garlic sauce. There was a pretty thick layer of meat and a couple thick cut tomatoes which really gave this sandwich some heft. The garlic sauce was almost a turn off just because there was so much on it. I really don’t like mayo but if this had been a much lighter spread, it would have really been delicious. I wiped quite a bit off just because the thought of this much mayo oozing out of a sandwich can be a little bit of turnoff.

Baguette de France is definitely unique. The choice to build sandwich place around a specific type of bread is really what draws me in. My sandwich would have been a big hit if they would have went lighter on the garlic sauce. It was still tasty but next time I know to ask to go light.

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  1. September 26, 2020 10:51 am

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