I've been going to the Grand Central Bakery pretty much once or twice a week for over a year. The breads are amazing--and used at many local restaurants--and the pastries are delicious. GC uses Stumptown coffee. They make lattes the Stumptown way as well. I have had their croissants, muffins, pullaparts, scones, jammers, rolls, cookies, and Soda bread; they are all delicious!\r
I have to admit I've never had their sandwiches, but friends get them regularly and say they are delicious.\r
The service is great and the staff pleasant. The only time they have trouble is when so many people come in at one time. It is hard to keep up, even with three of them, when there are 16 people waiting. I can say, as a former cafe manager, cut them some slack if it is really busy. \r
Also, the Hawthorne location has limited indoor seating, but also has outdoor tables in front of the store, and a deck with seating around the side of the building.\r
This place rocks. It is one of my most favorite places to go have ""coffee and a roll"" in Portland!
Pros: Delicious baked goods, great coffee, pleasant staff
Cons: Limited indoor seating