The owners of Christie’s Mayfair Bakery opened their second store early this month at 802C Broadway Avenue and it appears to be a big hit already. It’s no wonder, really, given Christie’s longtime reputation in Saskatoon for quality and value. This store, Christie’s Il Secondo, serves as an outlet for goods produced at the 33rd Street bakery and it also brings another excellent coffee and lunch bar to the Nutana area. A simple menu, presented on chalkboards, offers a selection of about a half dozen Panini bread sandwiches and six or seven authentic Italian pizzas, cooked on location in a wood fired oven.
My wife I made our first visit to Christie’s Il Secondo on Saturday afternoon. When we arrived at about 2:30 p.m. all of about three dozen seats in the place were full. Fortunately, by the time we reached the walk-up counter to place our order a table for two had opened up for us. We shared a Shevchenko sandwich (chicken and vegetables on toasted Panini) and a Margherita Pizza, both of which were excellent. With two cups of fresh brewed coffee, the total tab was twenty-eight bucks, a price that struck us as reasonable.
Christie’s Il Secondo is a perfect fit for the Broadway business district.
Check Craig Silliphant’s review of Christie’s Il Seconda for Planet S here.
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