When I pulled up I was surprised to see that Cafe Ponte was in a shopping center instead of a stand alone business. Once I walked in I was pleasantly impressed by the white table linens, crisp decor and the light tone of today's best hits. The restaurant was crowded, but it never felt cramped and it wasn't so loud that you had to talk over people. It was a great place to take a date or to have lunch with the girls when you need a break from the craziness of life. After the day that I had, I was the first to order an alcoholic beverage. Mojito for me and apparently the rest of the girls felt like following suit.
I ordered the Trio for lunch which offered a soup, half a club sandwich and a salad. The daily soup was a butternut squash with apples and pumpkin seeds and I chose the arugula salad with house dressing. My friend ordered the daily special pizza which was a white pizza with 4 different types of mushrooms and artichoke. I don't know how the pizza tasted, but she seemed to love it. As for my dish... the butternut squash soup was to die for. It was filled with flavor and spices that made my taste buds go crazy. It was creamy but there were small bits of apple in it that gave the soup some crunch and sweetness to offset the pepper notes. The club was very tasty and it was on a fresh Focaccia bread which made it incredible.
There are definitely some more items on this menu that I'd love to try and hopefully I'll get the chance to check them out for dinner some time. I'd also like to try a dessert when I'm not so full from devouring my entire meal. This was a great experience for lunch and the service was exceptional!