Lux Central vs. Chloe's Corner: Quiche Crush
Quiche and coffee from Lux.
Quiche, it isn't just for breakfast anymore. Truth is, quiche can be eaten for just about any meal. Eggs, milk, perhaps a bit of sour cream, veggies, bacon or sausage, flaky pie crust. What's not to love?
Everyone has their own style and concoction for the perfect quiche, our two competitors included.
In This Corner: Lux Central
The Setup: An anchor on the mid-strip of Central Avenue, Lux has been cranking out the coffee for caffeine addicts for years. A popular hipster hangout, Lux offers up freshly made pastry, perfect cappuccinos and funky décor.
Lux has transitioned into a hip nighttime hangout, turning out artisan cocktails and a set menu each evening.
With a plethora of quiche flavors behind the pastry glass, the breakfast decision becomes a challenging one.
The Good: Flaky crust, baked in tart pans for that beautiful fluted exterior, the Lux quiche is perfectly balanced with an excellent ratio of eggs to meat to veg. It's always served on a gorgeous vintage plate, plus the ability for a fabulous cappuccino.
The Bad: Waiting to have your quiche heated takes an eternity, and even then, it is only lukewarm.
A tiny quiche from Chloe's Corner.
In This Corner: Chloe's Corner
The Setup: Chloe's Corner, the coffee shop formerly owned by Sam Fox, purchased by chef Ashly Young, offers two locations for it's customers to partake in coffee, pastry and light lunch fair. Chloe's Corner Scottsdale location offers Kierland Commons customers a reprieve from shopping while their downtown location services the business people.
The Good: Ordering a quiche here we thought we would be receiving a slice, and were surprised to find a mini pie-shaped quiche. Packed with cheese, bacon and veggies, this quiche was the perfect on-the-go breakfast. A perfect balance of egg-to-meat-to-veg ratio. Heating was a snap, and we were on the road with a hot quiche in no time.
The Bad: It was tiny, and we would have loved a few more bites.
The Winner Is...Lux Central. We love Chloe's Corner quiche, but would like it just a bit larger.
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