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I don't know why I do this to myself...How long does it take to make a bowl of delicious and nutritious oatmeal, complete with cinnamon, nutmeg, maple, raisin's...you know something good for me? I'll tell you how long...exactly 180 seconds...from scratch:) But, I got busy this morning and forgot...again! So I ran all morning long on nothing but coffee (which would be enough, some days...but not today:) By the time I got done with power yoga (on an empty stomach), I was feeling decidedly in need of some serious retox...but I didn't go that way:) I decided to try to eat something a little bit healthy...for a change:) And, since I hadn't been to Bertha's in a couple of years, and they have their new location opened up, I dropped by Bertha's to grab a sandwich re-fortify me:) I liked Bertha's prior incarnation, over behind the post office at 40th and Thomas, and I was pretty regular customer there for a couple of years. This location, this version (Bertha's - version 1.5...it can't possibly be what they intended, and must therefore be a mid-release version), is lacking in few areas: * Service - I used to appreciate that I was greeted with smile and a "hi" when I walked in:)...not at Bertha's - v1.5...no "hello"...no "how can I help you"...no response to my "hi"...just a vacant stare until I decided what I was going to have, then writing followed by the total...that was it, followed by a shouted "ORDER" to the kitchen:( * Quality - I appreciated that they always paid attention to details, and that my sandwiches, soup, baked treats, whatever, were always well prepared and tasty...When I got my Ham and Cheese Panini (to go...I was a little busy), no bag check and no napkins when I looked in the bag:(...I asked for them and was handed a wad of napkins with little more than a grunt...I headed down the road and opened up the sandwich...took one bite and found ice crystals in the middle of the ham:(...semi-warm on the outside and still frozen inside (or did the definition of "Panini" change while I wasn't looking?) * Atmosphere - I liked the old space...I realize that Bertha's - v1.0 was small, but it was nice:)...the new release, Bertha's - v1.5 space looks and feels like the "remodeled on a budget" second hand clothing store that this space probably was...not a great room and not well done on the remodel...I was waiting for my sandwich and thinking "why were they closed for 5 months?...I could have done this remodel all by myself over a long weekend, for about $200, including the apartment white paint for the walls" I made a completely legal U-Turn (as far as you know) and went back to Bertha's - v1.5, and asked them, about the ice in my Panini:( No "oh, I'm sorry", no "can we make you another?"...just the blank stare from counter girl... I suggested another attempt at Panini-ing my panini...she took it back to the kitchen, where I heard "It's still cold" and returned a couple of minutes later with my Panini (easily identifiable by my bite marks on the corner of the panini... They microwaved the friggin' thing!!! :-( I headed back to my car, and tried to eat my Panini...do you know what microwaving does to thick crusted Italian rolls?...It turns the crust to concrete, is what it does. I was starving and I still only managed to get through about 1/4 of the Panini. I think I am going to wait until the next release of Bertha's, to reload. It could be that both Bertha's - v2.0 and Windows 7 will surprise and delight me...but I have my doubts.
Just one lunch visit to this oddly angled and hard to find storefront, and I'm convinced Bertha's value and attention to detail exceeds that found at more heralded, pricier luncheonettes. Fresh squeezed lemonade is just that. The best potato salad ($1.95) I've encountered; precisely softened baby reds dusted in dill and not too much mayo. Hefty, succulent curry chicken wrap ($6.50), perfectly balanced and assembled, accompanied by a fresh chocolate nut cookie. $4 turkey chili, which was either 16 or 20 oz, and comes with nice brioche toast. It's absurd to think my mom and me conveniently lunched here for less than $20, and brought home food, whereas later that evening, after waiting half an hour for a table, my wife and I spent more than twice that at Chelsea's, for a decidedly inferior meal.
Wow, what a disappointment Bertha's turned out to be. First off, they need to take the sign down from their old location, which I went to, and drove around like a chicken with its head cut off looking for the place. Second, their online menu is not current. I went here because of the tasty-sounding Buffalo Chicken wrap which they no longer have. (The menu picture that someone posted on Yelp is way too tiny to read) Third, they forgot my fruit salad ($3) which I didn't realize until I had drive all the way home. I called to inform them of their mishap and the woman on the phone was confused as to what they forgot. She kept asking me what I ordered and didn't understand that THEY FORGOT MY FRUIT SALAD. Ugh. Annoyed. Fourth, my salami was served on a stale ciabatta, It was overloaded with goat cheese on one half and skimped on the other. The amount of salami was skimpy as well. Fifth, the sandwiches don't come with chips. I am a firm believer that all sandwiches should come with a side, and I am grateful to places that include them in the price. Sixth, the red velvet cupcakes were dry and the frosting was mediocre. Not cream cheesy at all. 6 mishaps and Bertha's gets one star. On a good note, their cookie that came with the sandwich was delicious, as was their passion tea. Don't waste your time.
Well. that sucks. stale bread. no chips. mediocre service. eh. whats all the hype about? Oh and ps- when and I call and tell you I ordered a fruit salad and I didn't get it, it's not rocket science. Just say I can come back and get one. Don't get all confused and argue with me just because your brain can't compute the words I am saying!? Rude! Better luck next time. ** for those of you that have a problem with my review, feel free to email me and ask any questions you like. I wrote this review by MY own means, and based on MY own experience** A couple things I forgot to have mentioned, was their way over priced baked goods. The cupcake I got was so oily I could barely choke it down, and the iced tea was so overwhelming I had to poor half of it out and add water. Maybe, I went on an off day, maybe not, but this is my experience of this establishment. Take it or leave it.
We had Bertha's cater a bridal shower I hosted. The sandwiches on the platters we ordered were really great, and the deviled eggs, spinach dip, and cupcakes were a huge success! The fruit salad left a bit to be desired. It had bananas in it, which turned brown and mushy. And I don't think pineapple is a good ingredient as it zings the tastebuds, and sort of ruins anything eaten right after. Plus, the 'large' was enormous. Probably could've done with a small for my group of 19 ladies as we had more than 1/2 leftover. The staff was great in helping me place my order, but their online menu prices were out of date, which was sort of annoying. Overall, great quality, and so much better than trying to do the cooking myself!
Bertha's is seriously amazing. Perfect sandwiches and salads. And those delicious cookies that come with the lunch specials are to die for! Whenever I'm in the area, I stop by here. This place is a must. I just wish they had longer hours of operation for their business....seemingly because it's very popular (and with good reason!). If you're looking for a sandwich or salad in the area, look no further as Bertha's is completely solid and fresh.
I love you Big Bertha! Your desserts are "OMG" goodness and are priced a third of what I would pay for! I tried the Salami Pesto and the Asparagus Havarti Sandwiches and they are both good. The cookie that is included with your meal is always the cherry on top of your meal! Average, you spend $7 for a sandwich and a cookie. In addition, the peanut butter brownie is HEAVEN! Big Bertha, you are so good to me.
I really enjoyed my salad and mini grilled cheese. Hubby had the salami pesto sandwich and proclaimed it was to big for one person. Uhhmm he ate the whole thing. My one disappointment was sweet and salty brownie. Perfectly sweet and salty but just too gooey to eat.
Best turkey sandwich in town! From the bread to in-house roasted turkey to onion marmalade and pesto mayo, it's perfection! Love Camille and the other girls too! Most affordable and delicious lunch in town!
One of my favorite spots for lunch or breakfast! Love the salads, sandwiches and fresh baked goods. My favorite for lunch is the 1/2 and 1/2 with the Asparagus and Havarti sandwich and Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese salad! For breakfast I recommend the Roasted Tomato, pesto and egg or the Brioche egg sandwich. Atmosphere is peaceful and quaint and the owner is always there cooking and serving. Great neighborhood spot!
Bertha's completely over delivers! What an amazing find. Stopped next door to get an oil change and didn't pay much attention as Bertha's is buried in the corner of the strip mall. But the place is very charming and inviting once you walk through the doors. Bring colors and copper pastry case are quick to catch your attention. Best of all was the Brioche Egg Sandwich. Light and fresh ingredients...like the sandwich could just float away. Walked away completely satisfied. Knew it was a great place the moment I sat down and realized all he casual business meetings happening at 9am. You can tell this is where people come to impress their clients. Local business at its best!
i'm torn. sometimes i like this place, and sometimes i feel pretty whatever about it. since it's almost walking distance from my house, i've been here quite a few times, but i never really know what i'm going to get. sometimes the staff at the counter are super friendly, and sometimes they're beyond rude. sometimes the food is delicious, and other times it's super oily and bland. on one occasion, the girl working the register charged my credit card $1,010.38 instead of the $10.38 i owned. although this transaction was reversed, it took 48 hours to go through. ugh. the place is cute and they do have some good bakery items, but i can't ignore the ups and downs in food and service. if you don't live in the area, i wouldn't recommend going out of your way to eat here.
i never have time to dine in. but i do always stop in for a brownie or lemon square ! they are rockin good ! staff very pleasant also. one of these days i will find the time to eat a full meal rather than a dessert to go.
Whenever I find myself in the vicinity of 32nd Street and Indian School near lunchtime, which is pretty much if I'm seeing my dentists nearby, I decide it's best to stop at Bertha's for grub. It's inevitable to undo the good cleaning I just got. Mind as well do it with a tasty Bertha's sandwich! Last time, I had the asparagus and havarti sandwich. I couldn't sink my teeth into it until I got back to the office. So worth it. The bread was perfectly toasted. Not sure where they get their bread but it was nice and thick. The asparagus was cooked very tender, likely in olive oil. Pesto mayo was flavorful. I think the price of about $7 with a bag of chips and a mini cookie is reasonable for the quality. Just typing this I wish it were nearby now. I haven't tried any of their salads or baked goods. But I like how they offer mini cupcakes for 75 cents. I give Bertha's two thumbs up.
Great little local sandwich shop. I've been coming to Bertha's since Beth and her sister started it all over on Thomas Rd and 40th St and it has always been a satisfying experience. I usually have the asparagus/Havarti but have sampled some of the other offerings (especially the deserts!) and have never been disappointed. Will return many, many more times.
Nice cafe. Had the pumpkins bread ant it was good. First time here out if town. Say outside to enjoy the weather.
I love the Arcadia area for it's amazing thrift shops and nicely hidden delicious dines. Bertha's Cafe is definitely one of those little spots where you can count on getting a quality sandwich or pastry and wash it down with a fresh batch of watermelon lemonade. I also got a parfait there once and it was the best! The serving of fruit was very generous. As for the lunch crowd you'll see a ton of working moms and other older people there getting food. Also there is a thrift shop right next door if you have time to kill afterwards!
Great little cafe sandwich shop. The sandwiches are fresh & delicious. Love the salami pesto & goat cheese, it's my favorite!
Stopped in here for lunch after someone recommended it. Great local spot. we shared two sandwiches - the roast beef and blue cheese and the asparagus and harveti with ham. Both had great flavor. The menu is small, but they do everything themselves, so I don't mind a small menu. We also got cupcakes; however, I wasn't that impressed. Overall, the service and set-up was good; the sandwiches were good and the deserts were just ok.
I had the asparagus and havarti panini with the chopped salad as a "half and half" order for lunch and it was delicious. The asparagus and havarti sandwich ingredients were a really interesting flavor combination that worked. I will omit the green onions in the salad next time though. It was not necessary with all the other great flavors in the salad. I gave 4 stars instead of 5 because the last time I was at Bertha's, it was not as good. I had the roast beef and it was pretty uneventful. It is a little hit or miss, but the hits are good enough to make me want to go back and try different items from their menu.
I generally avoid cold roast beef sandwiches because the meat is either way to rare and grosses me out or way too thick, fatty and chewy but the promise of blue cheese drew me in and I'm so glad! I did a 1/2 sandwich and salad combo ($7.50) and opted for the roast beef and blue cheese which has delicious sweet and sour caramelized red onions and peppery arugula to elevate the flavors from "packing a punch" to "round house kick." I wish I hadn't been so motivated by the blue cheese that I would've noticed there was mayo - something I'll have to remember to ask them to hold next time... makes sense to have it but I just don't dig mayo, with the rare exception. For my salad -- still cheese beckoning -- I enjoyed roasted red pepper, goat cheese, sun dried tomato and pesto on a bed of mixed field greens. There were a variety of cool chip flavors (and, of course, the standards). Bertha's was on my radar because they always have a plate of Bertha's cookies out where I get my hair done. You also get a 2-bite cookie with your lunch combo. It was a yummy double chocolate of some sort. I just wish I could've picked my flavor! An important note about the roast beef on this sandwich: it was so moist and tender. It had a lovely rosy pink to it. Memories of my sandwich inspired me to look for roast beef while getting groceries this weekend but the selection did not compare... so it made me wonder: will Bertha sell me a half pound of roast beef to go?
I ate here this morning. I had the Roasted Tomato, Pesto Egg Sandwich - it was great. There was a small side of banana slices with some sort of cereal flakes (?) and some honey. Delicious. This was the best breakfast I've had in a while. The iced tea was good, but not great - would probably stick to my usual water next time. I definitely recommend the sandwich. Service was not terribly swift, but friendly and quite competent. One orders at the counter and then food is brought to your table. The place is cute and set up well. Art on the wall is interesting and good. I definitely plan to go back. Lunch looks great. The desserts look terrible - WAY too many calories. If they taste as half as good as they look, I better not try one.
There is so much to say about Berthas. First, and most important, the food is fresh and delicious. I've eaten both breakfast and lunch there numerous times and never been disappointed. Their sandwiches are my favorite, but honestly everything I've had there is good (and I've had a lot). They're also a GREAT option for catering. I've used them for sandwich platters and pastries for a baby shower I was hosting, as well as cupcakes for my son's birthday party. I over-ordered on the quantities for the sandwich platter (because I'm always worried I'll run out of food) and everything was devoured by our guests. Their dessert bars are so amazing I can't pick a favorite. The cupcakes are delicious and the perfect size (not enormous - which you find so many places now it seems). Once I even called less than 24 hours ahead to see if they could make me 5 dozen cupcakes for the next morning - no problem! Word of mouth will bring you to this place and you'll find yourself recommending it to others. Promise.
Because I frequent the consignment store next door, I remembered lovingly the days of the salami/goat cheese sandwich [since this is no longer the work 'hood...]. It still does not disappoint. And because I'm being more proactive about 'healthiER' eats, this time I ordered the chicken pesto sandwich. Seriously just as good with roasted peppers, roast chicken pesto and all warm and fresh. It's a lot of sandwich so for me, its two meals easy. Two days worth of happy food. I'm all in.
I really enjoy the freshness the food and the desserts are the best....
You gotta love a place like Bertha's! It just has a great FEEL when you walk in the front door. Despite a line of about 10 in front of us, we gave our order in less than 3 minutes from arrival. I ordered the Asparagus and Harvati Panini with chicken, and my partner ordered the chicken club. You order at the counter and grab a seat if you are dining in. I saw a lot of folks taking out and many regulars who had phoned their orders in. We waited maybe 5 minutes max and were rewarded with ample sized sandwiches, that were fresh and tasty; along with a totally decadent chocolate cookie. I would have tried their daily soup, but it was 110 degrees out so I will wait until Winter. Good food, great service, easy to dance to. I gave it a 5!
update: Ive been back several times and now they get my order right every time. Great job Bertha!
Fantastic lunch spot if you are in the area. Have been 2x recently and ordered a thai chix wrap (HUGE) and a cobb chix wrap? HUGE! you get leftovers if your not starving or your just plain crazy..they also throw in a free cookie. Great spot check it out.
I love Bertha's. I admit, when I first came to Bertha's, I wasn't sure it was 5-star worthy. Mainly because my personality causes me to be skeptical of what everybody says is so awesome, however, I went again and found that I started craving the food there. Now I am a regular and you can usually find me there on Saturday morning enjoying my delicious breakfast wrap (which is one of my favorite by far). There are lots of delicious choices - The Thai Chicken Wrap, Salami Pesto Goat Cheese, and the Roast Turkey are my most frequents. All of the bakery items are delicious. I love the cookie that always comes with the lunch sandwiches! So good! The staff is always wonderful and very friendly. The whole experience is always great.
This was my first visit to Bertha's. I will definitely be returning... possible tomorrow to try their breakfast. We had the roasted turkey sandwich & the grilled asparagus with roasted chicken sandwich. Both are amazing!! Everything is so fresh. It's a cute little deli kinda tucked away in the corner. If you didn't know about it you probably wouldn't know it was there.
I had the sausage, egg & cheese on an english muffin for brunch today. I had it to go. The sandwich was large compared to your average breakfast sandwich at McDonalds or BK. Overall, it was great. Large egg and sausage patty with plenty of cheese. I ordered a coffee to go, which was decent coffee. The cafe had a nice clean atmosphere and the cashier was friendly.
I was very pleasantly surprised by the value as well as the preparation of my food. I had the roasted tomato and egg sandwich. It was just right from the egg to the not overly toasted English muffin. Cool atmosphere. Neighborhood gem for sure.
I haven't visited Bertha in a while, but she still has quite a hold on me. I am kind of a creature of habit, and so I usually get the same sandwich, but they have a great selection of house baked goods, sandwiches, soups and salads. The lemonade is fresh and delicious and the staff is super nice. It's kind of tucked back in the corner of the little strip mall it's in, so you have to keep your eyes open. They have indoor and outdoor seating, which is great when the weather is permits. They always have good jams playing, too.
I have only love for this awesome sandwich, salad, and sweet shop. Bertha stays true to her own menu with a breakfast burrito with roasted tomatoes and sweet carmalized onions. The veggie sandwiches were a huge hit with coworkers... If I can only stay away from the awesome chocolate cookies with white chocolate.
I'm hoping that my visit to Bertha's was just on an off day... I really wanted to like it - and maybe I had high expectations but shouldn't I since Bertha's has a 4.5 star average on Yelp? I've been waiting for this new location to be open for awhile now, and I finally made it in for lunch yesterday. After studying the menu, I chose the Harvest Salad... $6 for mixed greens with candied walnuts, apples, Blue cheese, and dried cranberries - I modified and replaced the blue cheese with goat cheese and I added chicken for an extra $1. I do not recommend the Harvest Salad. It was mediocre at best. The chicken was nasty... I pushed that to the side and ate the rest although the apples had little flavor. I definitely had order envy upon seeing my friend's turkey sandwich. That is the way to go - next time I'll for sure go with a sandwich or a soup/sandwich combo. The cashier was extremely slow... I think it must've been her first day on the job. We were patient though. Hopefully she will get better with practice and the next time I visit, the process will be smoother... and I know what NOT to order now, so I'm hopeful Bertha's will live gain an additional star in my book upon my next visit. Perhaps Berthas for breakfast is the way to go?!
This is a great neighborhood joint! I walked in a little before 11 and a group of women were in the corner, playing scrabble or some sort of game--clearly they were regulars. The atmosphere is bare bones, but comfortable. for lunch I had the tuna sandwich--this was a great sandwich--the proportion of tuna to apple was just right. I will definitely be putting Bertha's on my rotation for a great place to go for a great sandwich.
What a delightful little place Bertha's Cafe turned out to be. I stumbled upon it, not at all familiar with all of the great ratings here on Yelp. I had the breakfast sandwich, which was terrific. The bread was grilled, like a panini. After I got there, they were just switching over to lunch. I had neighbor envy when I saw all of these incredible lunch sandwiches and salads coming out of the kitchen. I got a blueberry scone for a snack later. However, while I was just sitting and finishing my coffee, and watching the crowd come in, I took a little nibble of the scone. Well, so much for my afternoon snack! I ate the scone right then and there. I should have bought another scone, but I was really stuffed. Great little place. Nice people, outdoor seating. Terrific food.
Excellent lunch! We were in the area and based on the reviews, I figured it's worth a try. The club sandwich, and the asparagus & havarti panini were both excellent. And the delicious cookie was a nice touch. Its a small cafe with like 10 or 15 tables. You order at the counter and they bring your food. The coffee is self serve. There's a nice sandwich selection, along with salads, soup, and some breakfast sandwiches. Not to mention all the bakery items. The food is fresh and tasty. And a good value... the sandwiches are under $7. It was definately worth the try. We don't get to this area much, but Bertha's just might be worth a special trip!
I'd give Bertha's a 4.5 if possible. I came here with the toddler and my friend P (I've got to name them, this is just getting confusing calling them all "my friend" - I sound like a creepy priest) after a stop at Eileen where we worked up an appetite trying on clothes. We love splitting things so we figured out our order and she grabbed us a table (it was a Friday at noon so it was more like hunting season than lunch time when it came to finding a table) and I stood in line with the toddler. I ordered us both the half sandwich and salad combos. One was the salami, pesto and goat cheese sandwich with the goat cheese roasted pepper salad and the other combo was the roast beef and caramelized onion sandwich with the Thai chicken salad. The toddler was in crisis with his Daddy being in San Francisco all week for work and he had taken to random crying jags so I thought a mini red velvet cupcake would help him with his malady. Both sandwiches were delicious, though I think the salami sandwich edged the roast beef out by a hair because it came on a ciabatta roll and had goat cheese on it. I love goat cheese so much. It could make crap taste delicious. The goat cheese and roasted pepper salad was good, but the Thai peanut chicken salad was PHENOMENAL! The peanut dressing was so nice and spicy. Usually menu descriptions will say the Thai dressing is spicy and it will have a little zip, but this dressing actually was. The chicken on the salad was thinly sliced and moist and tender and it came with lots of roasted peanuts. We were going to see if next time instead of a half sandwich a small salad, we could just do two small salads. There were so many on the menu that looked good. As for the cupcake, we had one more missing-daddy breakdown but the sugar kicked in and seemed to do the trick. He's a generous little man and gave a lick of the frosting and it was tasty. Next time I'd like to try a treat for myself from the pastry case. Maybe a lemon bar or something like that. What a treat to find a place that makes everything from scratch and has so many choices. We'll definitely be back and I'm already making my next choices off the menu.
LOVE berthas!! We don't live close but we come from south chandler to enjoy a awesome sandwich and wonderful treat! love the asparagus veg sandwich and turkey. All the sweets are amazing...and we have tried a lot!!
I finally made it to Bertha's CafÃ© two weeks ago, and now can't stop going back. With a name like that, you might expect some heavy, down home cooking and lots of fried goodness. Do a 180. Really delectable, foodie-esque sandwiches on that addicting MJ bread. I love that their chicken & turkey breasts are house-roasted, that all sauces including the delicious pesto made by hand and in-house, and that the incredible selection of sweet samplings and baked goods are all made from scratch. I've rocked the havarti & asparagus with chicken twice this week; last week it was chicken pesto with bell peppers one-two-three times. Thank goodness they're near my office. Also nibbled on the curry chicken salad, which was my least happiness-inducing pick. Try a slice of butter cake, and then thank me after you dry your happy tears of sugar-joy.
You can't go wrong with Bertha's. Just go! Get anything. It's all good! :)
Well, The Dogg has not been on Yelp lately. Been down an out on life.......You ever been so low that you think the dark pit you are in is gonna be as good as it gets? Yours truly has been that way. I have not been eating too much lately. About a small meal every three days. The Dogg has been "Real tired boss, Dog tired". Not gonna get into the details. Finally I woke up hungry, but not like ravenous hungry. Like aching for something made with Love and Caring. Remember that special dish your Mom made for you that told you everything is going to be alright. Well my Mom made some of the best food in the valley. Those that know me, will tell you she could even take scraps and leftovers and make a meal that would leave you feeling as if you had the best meal of your life. Anyway I wanted a real down to earth home made sandwich. It just sounded good. Not with sliced deli meat or processed meat, but like sliced from the Thanksgiving Turkey or Your Mom's roast beef (if you liked it). Something that tasted like she was in the kitchen and you KNEW it was gonna be good. You had no doubt that the lettuce was gonna be crispy and that everything you liked, everything you wanted, was going to be on it, and not too much and not too little of any one thing. You know........LOVE..... it told you she loved you and you bit into it with abandon and no worries because it was exactly what you wanted and how you liked it. Well thats the way Bertha's made my turkey sandwich. I read the reviews and since it is close to my new old neighborhood, I thought I'd give it a try. Turkey looked like it was hand carved right off the bird, bacon tasted like it was fried for my very own sandwich. Bread was awesome, some kinda crispy sourdough loaf or ?? Perfect amount of mayo and mustard. Everything in balance, the nirvana of sandwich. As a matter of fact, it made me feel like sampling their pecan bar (sorry forgot the real name). It is made in their store. Now my Mom loved pecan pie and she would make it and there is a very fine art to it. If you bake em too long you get an overwhelming burnt sugar taste, if you don't bake em long enough it taste like underdone egg and gelatin. Now in my humble opinion the perfect pecan pie or bar is when the taste is right before the point of burn sugar, darker than store made pecan pies but not burnt. Bertha's did it. They made my Mom's pecan pie in the form of a bar. Damnation! It is sooooooo good! Thank you Bertha. They have a chocolate bar and lemon bar. I can't try the lemon bar. Its a personal thing, I love them but only if ............... makes them and thats not gonna happen anymore. So you go try the Lemon Bar and tell me what its like. You Will go to Berthas. It is right next to where one of the "Original Manuel's Mexican Food" used to be. Remember the Dogg is old school and from that hood. You will frequent that place. I need it to survive and thrive. Even though I never met you Bertha (if you are real),..............Thanks. I needed something and your sandwich and Pecan bar, helped me remember that with every hardship you have to deal with......eventually comes ease, illumination and experience. Motordogg
I'm giving Bertha's a 5 star rating simply because I have yet to find a better Turkey sandwich. Toasted bread, real turkey, avocado, thick crunchy bacon, and pickled onions...ooohhhhhhhhhh the pickled onions, the perfect hint of sweetness to finish off an epic sandwich. Everything always tastes fresh and light. It's fairly safe to say that they know what they're doing when it comes to tasty food. My favorites are the Roasted Turkey Salami, Pesto, and Goat Cheese Thai Chicken Wrap And for the mornings the Breakfast Wrap
I tried Bertha's Cafe from a groupon. WOW!!! Is the only word there is to describe how fabulously tasty the food is. I tried both the chicken pesto and the ham and havarti panini and the chocolate chip cookie. The pesto on the chicken pesto sandwich was seasoned perfect, and the chicken is tasty and juicy without being dry. The ham and havarti panini combination on this sandwich couldn't have been better. I ate the chocolate chip cookie while I was waiting for my order. I had planned on saving it for later, but one bite led to another and then another and it was gone before I left with my sandwiches. And I usually am pretty good about exercising self-control, esp. when it comes to food. Next time, I'm not even going to take a bite of my cookie so I can REALLY save it for later!!
Best Lunch in town. There prices are great, and everything is fresh. I enjoy the staff. Always friendly. I find myself going there a lot since I work next door. If your coming for lunch you might want to call in your order if your pressed for time. Every one should try this great little place. I enjoy the vegiterian soups she has. 5 stars.
Excessively cute. Majorly Fresh. Tasty (almost) to the Max. I had the Asparagus Panini and added ham to it. It was delicious. I even tricked my son into eating half of it, and he does not like asparagus at all. SCORE ONE FOR CHILD NUTRITION !!! The Club sandwich was...well...a little bit average. I know some of you have raved about it, but I'd give it only about a 6.5 and the Panini about a 9.2 on a 10 scale. The only reason Bertha's does not get the 5th star is that the Cream Cheese Brownie was not better than the Pillsbury ones I can make myself at home. We shall return, and more than once. Kudos !!!
Killer sandwiches and dill potato salad that set my world on end. I wish I had known of Bertha's while I was in town for a long period of time because I would have eaten here everyday. I went for the blue cheese roast beef sandwich which was a magical meal. Lightly toasted bread, slightly sweet mustard mayo, fresh veggies and the most beautiful sliced roast beef I have seen in a long time, this sandwich was nothing short of awesome, damn it was good. As a side I got the dill potato salad, this stuff is NOT your grandmothers potato salad, this is what your grandmother should have been giving you. Holy wow, creamy dill potato greatness. I am going to have to figure out how to get this out to me in LA. The deserts looked great and the little chocolate brownie cookie gave me an idea of how good the other offerings most likely are. Bertha's is awesome, fresh sando's, salads, wraps and potato salad that will redefine the potato. Bertha's please open a location in LA, I will keep you afloat!
Every last thing I've tried from their menu has given me a mouth-gasm. This place has RE-defined the sandwich.
I had initially checked this place out a couple of months ago. Once again we found ourselves needing some quick, delicious breakfast and decided to try this place out again. As before it was absolutely delicious. The one thing that surprised me this time around however was the little play area toward the back of the restaurant. This is very impressive to me as it gave us some much needed peace prior to getting our food. Thank you Bertha's Cafe for not only being so accommodating, but also for having such wonderful food.
I ordered the salami pesto and goat cheese sandwich and my taste buds will never be the same. It was the best sandwich I have ever had. Like I'm talking about a life changing sandwich here. Try this place. You definitely will NOT regret it. Oh and don't forget a dream bar at the end!
I can't get enough of Bertha's Cafe and often find myself ordering lunch to go from here about once a week. My go-to favorites are the chicken chopped salad (I request the baslmic dressing which I like better than the green godess dressing) or the mini grilled cheese with a side salad. And they usually have fresh, homemade donuts sitting at the counter that I can't pass up. Their mini cupcakes are a great treat as well. I'm looking forward to trying this place for breakfast as all of the menu items look delish. Don't be fooled by it being in a strip mall - when you walk-in it's a charming little cafe with a bakery case filled with homemade desserts.
I have ordered catering from here several times for my firm's weekly luncheons and Bertha's is always a hit!! - Their food is always fresh and delish. - I like that their menu is "different" (in a good way) from other plain ol' sandwich places like Subway or Pugzies or Paradise - they have some unique choices! - They have really good prices for catering - you get great quality food without breaking the bank. - The pasta salad is the best I have ever had.
This little cafe is like a hidden gem. Everything here is out of this world yummy! I got the chicken pesto wrap (sandwich in a wrap) and a side of the pesto pasta salad and it was so delicious. I've also had the club sandwich and that was good too. I'm definitely a fan. Just wished it was open longer hours.
Delicious spot for a quick bite. AND... It's next door to my favorite consignment store "Smarty Pants"! Their "yogurt parfait" is so, so delish. They are a little pricey but the food quality is comparable. Their passion iced tea is perfect too!
Great cafe! Super fast and friendly staff. I usually get the chicken curry wrap, on of my favs. Chicken breast in light curry sauce with toasted pine nuts and dried cranberries. Very tasty!
I can think of nothing I enjoy more for lunch than a well-crafted, hot sandwich. Bertha's sells a mean panini, and I can't bring myself to order anything but the one that features asparagus. It's that good. My wife surprised me with the asparagus panini on Valentine's Day, and it was the perfect gift. For those of you who like sweets, this place has some fantastic cookies and dessert bars.
Hand's down one of the best Apple Pies in town. I've never actually eaten the sandwiches which appear interesting and delicious (clearly freshly made). I generally run in here for a quick sugar pick me up back to the office. The large display case will showcase large slices of cake, cupcakes and pie. They are also selling mini-cupcakes in case you are feeling guilty about the sugar/fat thing. I've never had a baked good here that wasn't delicious. But seriously, try the pie. A great mix of apples, cinamon and somehow the crust stays crispy without that weird feeling that you are ingesting too much shortening (which is my love/hate/complaint issue with Marie Callendar's pies). Yummy goodness and you can get it by the slice. A slice of heaven for about four bucks. A better use of my lottery money than usual.
Charming cafe and it doesn't matter what you order. Breakfast - Lunch - you can't miss.
I've been coming here since before they moved to the bigger location. Awesome sandwiches, soups and baked goods -- the bread pudding with caramel sauce is amazing. Most of the time, I get an asparagus panini with ham and follow it with the bread pudding. Staff is friendly and service is fast. Always a crowd at lunch, so get there early!
I was running errands in the neighborhood and I decided that I should have a late lunch in the area. I yelped and found Bertha's Cafe. I was easy to locate in the corner of a strip mall. The offerings were written on the chalkboards on the wall. There were some unusual selections to choose from. There was so much that I found enticing. I had the Asparagus Panini with Chicken. Oh my goodness it was amazingly delicious! I loved the roll, the fresh roasted asparagus, roasted red peppers, tender roasted chicken, pesto mayo, Havarti cheese and the peppery arugula. They did my favorite veggie justice. It was 2 PM and the bakery case was pretty empty. I was going to order a sweet after my panini but I could not even finish that or the cookie that accompanied it. I'll be sure to be back to try another sandwich or salad and a goodie when I am in the area!
well folks we moved to Tucson a year ago and we really miss Bertha's. They have been in business 8 years ! The owner has a few employees that have been there for 4 and 5 years, for a small operation I think this is a great plus. now to the food, I almost always have the Chicken Pesto sandwich, always good. My friend had a salad which she also said was very good, nice fresh lettuce(her comment). over the years I have liked eating at Bertha's, now that I live in Tucson my visits are not as often, but I work my trip aroun going there for lunch. Good, clean and tasty food.
I saw this place on PBS "Check Please, AZ" and decided to give it a try. It's in a corner of a little strip mall and you can sit outside if you like. I'll just say "it's OK". We ordered the breakfast brioche egg sandwich and a cinnamon roll. The brioche bread was very fresh (so soft it felt like you were eating air). Although I liked the sandwich, it could have used something . . . some salt and pepper perhaps? It just didn't taste like much. The cinnamon roll itself was good, but had way too much frosting for our liking (it was swimming in frosting and we had to scrape some off). And I wish it had some walnuts. The service was good and prices were reasonable. But I agree with some of the other yelper's . . . stop using plastic plates (not good for the environment). I don't think I'd drive out of my way to come back.
Was in the area and came here for breakfast today. It's tucked in a corner next to a Pilates place and consignment store. There were plenty of places to sit inside and outside. They had music playing and it seemed too loud for such a small place. I partook in the Sausage & Egg sandwich, a side of bacon, and Passion Fruit Iced Tea. The Sandwich was very tasty and came with two eggs. The eggs were a little too well done for my liking, but still delicious. It also comes with a small side of bananas topped with granola and honey. I don't like bananas, but tried the granola and it tasted homemade. My side of bacon was over cooked and disappointing. My tip for this place would be to tell them exactly how you like thinks cooked. That way you will be 100% satisfied. I was really disappointed that everything was served on Styrofoam plates with your choice of plastic ware. Not earth friendly at all. I would give it another try.
I first heard about Bertha's Cafe through a friend of mine who gets their work lunches catered by them. It's been 2 years since that day, and I've been going there almost every weekend since. It's a nestled little spot just off of Indian School next to a tire shop, so it's pretty hard to spot from the street. Once you park and enter the shop you'll notice the awesome Cheesecake's and side dishes on display in their outside cooler. For Sandwiches: 1st pick: Asparagus and Harvati Sandwich (add Chicken) 2nd pick: Salami with Pesto and Goat Cheese Sandwich For Salads: 1st pick: Goat Cheese and Red Bell Pepper Salad 2nd pick: Harvest Salad Also, try any of the following desserts: - Any cheesecake - English Breakfast - Red Velvet mini-cupcake
SO Berth'a is a great a place for a stop in and pick up a lunch or breakfast. We usually stop in for breakfast. For breakfast I I have picked up the breakfast wrap, it is fantastically flavorful, bacon grilled tomatoes with caramelized onion, a wonderful cheese and egg it's to die for. I will be going back.
My friend needed something to do while her car was getting worked on and she owed me a meal, so we both came to try out Bertha's. A friend had recommended it and because it is tucked away in a shopping center, I had never had the opportunity to dine here. First off, the place is adorable with a counter full of fresh baked goods. The breakfast menu is small, but packing some heat. I got the Brioche Egg Sandwich which came with pesto, argula, baked eggs and bacon. Everything was right about that sandwich. Their lunch menu looked even more appetizing. The best part is that all of these triumphant sandwiches are between $5.50 and $7.50. Cheap, delicious, and a certifiable local business. Count me in, Bertha.
This place is one of Phoenix's best kept secrets. It is walking distance in our neighborhood. We love walking over there on Saturdays and ordering breakfast.
Back from a visit to AZ.. Phoenix/Carefree and a day trip to Sedona. I have determined that Arizona should incorporate a sandwich in its state seal. Yelp guided us to two great sandwich shops on this trip, Each deli had its own uniqueness, and both worth mentioning. Arriving from the airport around 10 am local, it was lunchtime in the eastern time zone. Found Berthas Cafe on Yelp -- a quick trip from the airport. It is a strip mall sandwich shop but had some great reviews, all of which were 100%. We had the Salami Pesto and Goat Cheese and the Roast beef and blue cheese sandwiches and a half order of the daily special meatball soup. Yum, fresh veggies, quality meats, homemade pesto and great bread. Almost could not eat the soup due to the size of the sandwiches, but it was full of homemade flavor and lots of meatballs. Each sandwich came with a tasty cookie, which is but a sample of desserts and baked goods available. Would definitely stop at Berthas Cafe for the next trip to Phoenix, lots of great looking breakfast and salad items, not to mention the rest of the sandwiches. Get there early for lunch, it seems to fill up fast. The people were great, super friendly and helpful. The second shop was in Sedona. check out my review of the West Side Deli.
This place is a hidden gem..It was cute and the food was great. If im ever back this way I'll come back :)
This place is a little gem in East Phoenix. The food is a delight, the atmosphere a pleasure, and their signature sandwich is a winner: Asparagus and Havarti Sandwich All other items on the menu are great as well ( I have had most), and I particularly like the side of pasta salad. What is in it that is so good? I don't know, but I love it.
This place is the best lunch spot I have been to in a long time. The asparagus sandwich is legendary and the bread is always fresh and tasty. Only been there a few times but everything I have had was worth commenting about ( even the P.B. & J). Just moved to a new location that is a bit out of the way but worth the journey One of the finds close to the Arcadia area that is a good Friday work lunch and a place to introduce your friends to. Lots more to try and place worth doing a second review about.
I suppose if all goes well as it appears it normally does you will have a positive experience. It didn't appear to be crazy busy when we arrived as approximately ten people were ahead of us. Also it didn't seem like the line was moving either and we waited and waited and waited while the woman in front of us left because she couldn't wait any longer. By the time we got to the cashier a half hour passed and we thought maybe the cashier was new since she seemed to be extra careful in taking our order and also took the time to repeat it back for accuracy. So we picked a table and waited another thirty nine minutes. My meal was fine and correct I'd give maybe four stars if I IGNORE THE ONE HOUR NINE MINUTES TO WAIT FOR LUNCH. Besides the wait, a couple key parts of my husbands lunch never made it to the plate. He didn't receive the caramelized onions on his roast beef sandwich and didn't receive the goat cheese on his REd Pepper AND Goat Cheese salad. (waiting sixty nine minutes for lunch) I am not sure of what kind of quality the roast beef should have been but on this past Saturday it wasn't like real roast beef it was like that lunch meat that comes in a tub but thicker. When he saw he didn't have the onions he ran over to them them as he didn't notice the missing goat cheese at that point. I tasted the roast beef and agreed it wasn't what we were expecting it to be since we read the chicken and turkey are roasted in house we thought the roast beef would also be good. So he was sort of upset eating inferior roast beef without onions after waiting sixty nine minutes. I know we weren't the only ones that waited that long but maybe were the only ones that had a platter missing stuff. The woman in charge did stop by and apologized and said, "it was a crazy day, we are never like this" and she did hand my husband his money back for his meal. My husband looked at me and said, "what good does this do me, why would I want an unpleasant experience for free?" I said you have a point.