with apples, cranberries, and celery on grilled pita. Both the outdoor bistro tables were taken, and more customers stood in line waiting for a sandwich to go.
In their new location about 100 yards west, the Petruts will have three times the space, a drive-through window, a fireplace, plenty of comfortable chairs, free Wi-Fi, wraparound windows, and expanded hours. Alex, who does the baking, is anxious to expand his offerings. I plan to start making our own bagels, New York style with a good chew and plenty of flavor, he says. He will also start baking his own bread and add more soups, sandwiches, and pastas to the menu.
Alex started out as a machine mechanic at Interstate Bakeries Corporation. Michelle studied elementary education. But their honeymoon changed everything for them. Wandering in and out of Parisian cafes, the newlyweds decided that someday they would run their own. Now they do.
Caffe Dolce, 7025 East Michigan, suite N (Country Creek Plaza), Saline; starting late September, 6961 East Michigan, Saline. 9445305. Mon.Fri. 6 a.m.6 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.5 p.m., Sun. 9:30 a.m.2 p.m. Expected hours at new address: Mon.Fri. 5 a.m.9:30 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 7 a.m.9:30 p.m. www.caffedolcecoffeehouse.com