Most professions have a standard path, like that of a doctor: first you're a med student, then intern, then resident, then doctor, then Porsche owner, then divorcee, and finally you perish in a fiery roadside accident with a 22yo recent plastic surgery patient wearing a tube top. Following a slightly less predictable path, the woman behind Melt Cafe.
Just opened by a former pet-sitter who took the obvious next step, this tiny 5-table deli w/ reclaimed wood bench seating and art'd blue/yellow walls roasts its own meats and slings "hearty, melty, gooey" gourmet sandwiches, all of which can be topped with extra meat, cheese, and a heap o' hot caramelized onions, or "piled high" -- though sadly, you can't yet order it "miled high", most likely due to cramped bathroom conditions. Warm goodness includes the roasted sirloin/sharp cheddar/horseradish/caramelized onions Dip w/ Au Jus; a made-to-order Tuna Melt w/ chopped onion/celery/parsley/fresh tomato & cheddar on toasted sourdough; and the Melt Cafe Grilled Cheese w/ a blend of specialty cheeses on sourdough cooked on a sandwich press -- the exercise most favored by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. Cold steez range from the cranberry orange relish/crunchy coleslaw hand carved Turkey Plus!, to a walnut/pear/raisin chutney Chunky Chicken Salad, to a classic BLT that comes with avocado/sweet chili mayo/melted Swiss, to the Brie/coarse mustard Rustic Ham & Cheese that prefers to be eaten in a hand-built cabin with no electricity and a toilet that's just a really deep hole.
MC's also got made from scratch sides (Mac 'n Cheese, Cream of Tomato Soup), sweets (Chocolate Bundt Cake, Fresh Cookies) and, on Mondays, toasted subs w/ house made marinara and meatballs, the first step along a career path that leads to Ghostbusters, and ends tragically in the fiery accident of Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties.