You get what you pay for. At Li Do, that’s a lot of bread and very little meat in your Vietnamese sandwiches.
It’s been a while since we got there, so I don’t quite recall what we got. I think one of us had the grilled pork and the other the BBQ pork sandwiches ($3.50). Whatever filling was there was good, but I rather pay twice as much and have a sandwich with a filling I can taste.
They also have noodle or rice plates for about $5
We haven’t return and won’t bother to.
Li Do Vietnamese Sandwiches
1338 Fairmont Dr
San Leandro, CA
M-Sa 8 am – 6:30 pm
Four Seasons Cafe & Deli is the latest incarnation of the cafe and sandwich bar that was once Mr. Bagel and, before that, Planet Coffee. The cafe has been remodeled a little bit and the menu has been updated. The Middle Eastern owners, for example, have replaced the Vietnamese sandwiches with me Middle Eastern equivalents. You can order chicken, lamb, falafel or hummus plates for $8, lamb or chicken shawarmas, falafel, chicken or turkey wraps and traditional sandwiches for about $6. Vegetarians will have plenty to chose from, including a Mediterranean veggie sandwich that comes with fresh mozarella, Kalamata olives, spinach, tomatoes, red pepper pesto and balsamic vinaigrette on toasted focaccia. I haven’t had it, but it sure sounds good 🙂
What I did have was the lamb shawarma. It was good without being extraordinary. Pretty much what you would expect a lamb shawarma to be. The portion was pretty large, in particular considering the $6 price. I’d have it again.
Four Seasons also offers breakfast bagel and croissant sandwiches, fresh orange and carrot juice and your basic coffeeshop drinks. I had their coffee once and it was pretty good, but I’m not demanding coffee wise.
The new menu seems to have quite a few fans, in my last visit, the place was busier than it used to be. The service was good and the cafe still a great place to meet up with friends – as well as have a cheap lunch in San Leandro.
Four Seasons Cafe & Deli
1423 E. 14th St.
San Leandro, CA
Free local delivery with $20 order
M-Sa 6 am – 6 pm
Su 7 am – 5 pm