Located on the Soi Buakhao end of Soi Excite, Continental Bakery and
Restaurant offers both indoor air conditioned seating as well as patio dining. As a full bakery supplying many businesses in Pattaya it opens at 5 am. A comprehensive offering of baked goods includes hard to find rye breads and bagels as well as deserts. Being a bakery and catering to walk in customers its extensive menu of breakfasts are available at 5 a.m. No more having to wait. The baked goods are very reasonably priced, and I am unlikely to buy at the markets anymore. Even a variety of pizza crusts are available.
The extensive menu offers a variety of European and American dishes as well as excellent Thai foods. There is even a section for vegetarians.
Today we started with two new Thai dishes. First the baked seafood combination consisting of a variety of seafood in curry baked in a potato. Somehow even a shellfish was hidden in the middle. Delicious. This was followed by a red curry fish fillet which was as flavorful as it was beautiful.
Moving on to other main courses, I noticed a very reasonably priced 200g ribeye steak and decided to give it a try. Served with a nice vegetable combo, gravy and your choice of potato I was not pleasantly surprised when it arrived medium rare as I had ordered. This was followed by a cordon bleu which was delicious, maybe one of the best I have had in Pattaya. Served with a nice side salad and a very tasty tartar sauce.
For a vegetarian dish we decided to modify one of the breakfasts. Specifically the swiss breakfast with Rosti. Nicely done and we replaced the meat with a nice bowl of beans. The eggs were cooked beautifully and completed the dish. I always appreciate having the beans separate rather than flowing over the rest of the meal. I am always looking for American style hash browns and this Rosti came close.
AS you would expect Continental bakery offers a wide variety of deserts. Both an incredible looking Black Forest cake, pies, as well as cheesecakes including blueberry. Unfortunately, shocking as it may seem, after eating 5 meals amongst three people none of us could eat desert. We were given a complimentary yogurt with honey to finish with.
Nice, but in am going back for blueberry cheesecake.