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Head to Chloe’s Corner and C3 Kitchen Where Delicious, Quality Cuisine is Always on the Menu

What two fast-casual restaurants serve breakfast and lunch at two popular retail locations across from one another, consistently serve quality food seven days a week and are run by the same owner? Give up? They’re Chloe’s Corner at Kierland and C3 Kitchen at Scottsdale Quarter.

Owner, Chef Ashley Young, started her career in the culinary industry at the age of 15, later training at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco and eventually becoming a pastry chef. She also gained valuable experience from working stints at Tonto Bar and Grill, Paradise Bakery, Whole Foods and Fox Restaurant Concepts. In December 2009, she purchased Chloe’s Corner and brought with her the idea of serving simple, quality food at reasonable prices.

“Everyone should expect great service, no matter how much or how little they spend,” states Young. “My goal is for people to have an atmospheric experience with great quality food, great prices and great service.”

That’s exactly what you can expect when dining at these fast-casual restaurants. Menu items include breakfasts, salads and sandwiches, all with different twists. Gluten-free and vegan items are also available, and both serve housemade baked goods, such as delicious danishes, moist muffins, brownies and cookies.

Chloe’s Corner

Breakfasts here are simple, with egg sandwiches, burritos, oatmeal, fruit and yogurt parfaits, granola cereals and bagels. Plus, they’re famous for serving Arizona’s best 50-cent cup of coffee.

The hot and cold sandwiches are generously portioned. I tried the smoked turkey sandwich and it was very fresh. I also thoroughly enjoyed the American grilled cheese sandwich made with cheddar, Swiss, and white American cheese and topped with bacon and tomato. Other popular sandwiches include chipotle-raspberry turkey, tuna melt, chicken pesto, BLT and hot pastrami.

In the salad department, I sampled the Corner Chop made with mixed greens, red grapes, blue cheese, smoked turkey, candied pecans and housemade poppy seed dressing. After the first bite, I could see why it’s the most popular with regulars. Other salads include Chinese chicken, albacore tuna, classic Caesar, spinach, Greek, chef, antipasti and chopped romaine.

In addition to the immensely popular tomato soup, there is also a featured soup du jour. The marketplace has grab-and-go items and beverages, and there’s a long diner’s counter that seats nine, along with a scattering of small tables to give it a cozy atmosphere. A small, pet friendly patio has tables with umbrellas. General Manager, Colby Young, is very personable and has an excellent rapport with his customers, many being regulars.

C3 Kitchen

When news spread about the popularity and convenience of Chloe’s Corner, C3 Kitchen was added at the Scottsdale Quarter in May 2013. This more upscale restaurant offers a coffee bar and blended drinks, along with the same quality food and reasonable prices found at Chloe’s.

Breakfast highlights are similar with simple, healthy choices. Lunches include hot and cold sandwiches and salads. I sampled the hot pressed turkey and pepper sandwich made with Salsalito turkey, caramelized onions, provolone and mayo, and it was quite tasty. The BLAT was also delicious, brimming with layers of bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato. Other cold sandwiches include roast beef and coleslaw, roasted veggie, tuna salad, chicken salad, turkey focaccia, the garden and the C3 club. Hot pressed sandwiches include an Italian baguette, caprese, a tuna melt and green chili roast beef. I especially enjoyed the C3 chopped salad served with greens, turkey, apples, blue cheese, almonds and housemade apricot dressing. Other salads available are Greek, Caesar, lemon chicken, albacore tuna, Asian, spinach and southwest chicken.

This restaurant is larger and has four different seating areas—single tables, community, lounge seating and a patio. The spacious sidewalk patio is available for guests, and pets are welcomed. In fact, they often hold events at their neighboring pet store.

The coffee bar has four different brewing styles – drip, café au lait, chemex and French pressed. Blended drinks and teas are also available, and Young doesn’t skimp on quality either, as she uses products from Boars Head and Passport coffee. Wifi, as well as a flat screen TV are nice amenities for catching up on emails and headlines. Be sure to sign up for their Five Star Rewards Program too, where you can earn points towards beverages, breakfasts or lunches.

The secret’s out, and I highly recommend you visit both locations as you can always expect good food, fast service and affordable prices.

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