Sandwiches at Morso

This small storefront just across the street from Powell's Bookstore main building used to be Mio Gelato, but recently reopened as Morso, still serving some options of Mio Gelato but also sandwiches and salads, as well as beer and wine options.

The Morso bread is fluffy soft and absorbant but not so thick you have to tear at it with your teeth to get your biteful, perfect for holding in the thick interiors of their sandwiches as seen below, a cold sandwich of Dungeness Crab with avocado, bacon, tomato, which was ok, but the better of the two was the warm sandwich of Chicken with fontina, tomatoes, pickled onions, pesto. These would be great to grab for a summer picnic…

I did notice I had to wait a while for my sandwich (15 minutes) so it doesn't seem like they are quick grab and go stop though, or at least aren't staffed that way- there were more servers it seemed than food prep/makers. For what is described as a European cafe, it isn't logistically set up to showcase in its case what I would expect would be example sandwich and pastries- instead the deli case is showing their saran wrapped ingredients before prep into sandwich/salad and all their bottles of beverages (?yeah?) instead. But, I know from their website they have some gorgeous photos of their food- its just that you get no hint of that at all when you are actually there. Hmmm.

a cold sandwich of Dungeness Crab with avocado, bacon, tomato;

the warm sandwich of Chicken with fontina, tomatoes, pickled onions, pesto;

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