A couple of weeks ago my neighborhood and surrounding areas in Cincinnati suffered a major power loss. This wasn’t the first time I’ve lost power at home during work hours, forcing me to find a coffee shop to work from for a few hours, but this was the first time all of my neighborhood shops were also without power. A friend of mine suggested heading towards either the University of Cincinnati or Xavier University, and while on my way toward UC I drove past Café DeSales, who appeared to have power.
Once inside I found a few others already setting up a workspace at the neighborhood coffee shop and deli. After ordering a cinnamon roll from the counter, I found a table and started my work day. Hours later power was still not restored to our house and it was well after my normal lunch time. Fortunately Café DeSales offers a variety of sandwiches and salads for lunch, in addition to breakfast items being served all day.
I was pleased to find a chicken salad croissant sandwich on the menu, always a favorite of mine. It is served with lettuce and tomato along with a side of chips, potato salad, or pasta salad. I chose potato salad, which is a large serving in a plastic cup. Both items were tasty and better than I would expect from a place that is predominately a coffee shop. I ended up spending my entire work day at Café DeSales and would gladly do it again in the future.