The Vegetarian Sandwich Series – A Closer Look at Mela Cafe’s Eggplant Panini With Fresh Basil & Tomato Sauce


A picture post for the Vegetarian Sandwich Series dedicated to Mela Cafe’s crunchy, savoury, flavourful breaded eggplant panini sandwich!  I’ve raved about Mela on the blog many times and I couldn’t imagine not including this everyday staple in the series.  The panini is outfittedwith large slices of crispy breaded eggplant, fresh leaves of basil and served with Mela’s sweet tomato sauce.  The eggplant panini is a permanent, everyday menu item at this Yorkville Italian vegetarian spot and the saltier crispy breaded parts along with the fresh bite from the basil are my favourite things about this sandwich.  By 11am, these sandwiches are made fresh and piled high on the kitchen’s display stands and are made with the utmost of love and care by the cafe’s owner, Roberto.  Mela epitomizes fresh food and vegetarian/vegan love in a home-is-where-the-heart-is Italian kitchen with its fresh market vegetables and creative, delicious dishes.  For my original Mela Cafe blog post featuring this sandwich (and other Mela Cafe posts and scrapbook layouts), click the links below.


Mela Café is located at 7 Yorkville Ave., north of Cumberland St. and just west of Yonge St.