Cafe Bella Rue
11259 Kestrel Rise Rd
South Jordan, UT 84095
This place is a welcome oasis of comfort on the far west side in Daybreak, which is usually, as grandpa used to say, a fur piece from where I usually dine. It’s a full-service, one-stop shop for a night out – dinner and dessert, all here.
On the dinner end, the Ferrari sandwich stands out as a highlight. Pancetta, smoked gouda, and mushrooms may not be the usual sandwich fare, but it’s a tasty combination that is highlighted with some heat from a chipotle sauce. Enzo would be proud to share his name.
We also enjoyed the Maserti, also an unconventional sandwich. While using roast beef for protein, nor is the cream cheese spread, a peppery and sweet jelly is a beautiful addition to the sandwich. Both sandwiches are served on a soft, pillowy artisan flatbread that allows the stuffings to shine.
The there’s the gelato. Kudos to Bella Rue for thinking outside the box when it comes to flavors. Sure, you’ll find traditional gianduia and stracciatella here, but mixed among them are things like chili chocolate and ACE, a fruity sorbetto that is bright orange from the orange and carrot juices used to make it. My favorite was a salted caramel that was light and airy.