Pop on Over Cafe
Ever bemoan the relative lack of unique places to eat around SLC? Do you find yourself awash in large national chains slinging low-quality meat on boring, styrofoam-flavored bread?
Think of Pop on Over as the anti-Subway. The awesome starts with the bread. These popovers are dense, eggy, and brilliant as a platform for sandwiches. The two sandwiches I had over a two day period were on the asiago, which was very tasty. They also have a regular, a whole wheat, and will make you a garlic or an onion popover to order.
Next comes the meats: they recommended the pulled pork on my first visit, and they were not wrong. It was tender, flavorful, and drenched in a red sauce that was spicy and delicious. I noticed that they sell the stuff in jars, so that gives you some indication of popularity.
The second day, it was ham and swiss. The ham was delicious, as was my wife’s turkey that I begged a few bites of. All of their meats are made in house, with some of them like the beef and pork roasting for many, many hours.
Sides: I’ve tried the tuna salad, which was uncommonly good. But the real star here are the deviled eggs. They are creamy and made even better by a piece of shrimp on the top.
The atmosphere is excellent. I can’t recall a time that I’ve been made to feel more at home and treated so well in a cafe. Everybody there was friendly and went out of their way to talk to me about ingredients and their approach to food.
Parting shot? Chocolate covered bacon. Excellent!
If you’re struggling to find the place, note that it’s not in the strip mall that runs parallel to the main street. There’s actually one that run perpendicular to it, and Pop on Over is at the end of the strip.