Fresh is the number one priority for owner, Muna Banna, at the new deli now open at the Ferry Landing. Crown Town Deli is located in a space which was formerly a cigar shop and required a lot of renovation and build-out, which started last year to create a restaurant. And Muna has made sure it is crisp and clean looking with large white-tiled floors, white tables and counters, stainless steel, high open ceilings and ceiling fans. Everything seems to sparkle, even the modern white cash register. It looks and feels clean, as it should, and it has a great view. There is a glass shield to allow you to see behind the counter and a glass cooler case to house the Boar’s Head meats and cheeses used in the sandwiches. I visited on Tuesday, March 6, the first day of business. Muna said it was a relatively busy first day and everything flowed smoothly.
In addition to lunchtime fare of fresh salads and made-to-order sandwiches, Crown Town Deli also offers a small breakfast menu of breakfast sandwiches and bagels and a couple of items on the kids’ menu and even fresh fruit. She will also be offering grab and go, ready-made salads and sandwiches. The entire menu is well thought out and affordably priced. Muna says she will continue to add menu items and is even considering adding acai bowls to the breakfast menu (we can always use more acai bowls in Coronado).
Another thing we can use more of is Synergy Organic Kombucha, on tap in four flavors including Pink Lady Basil, which is sure to be a best seller as it is not available bottled. The other flavors are Vanilla Oak Fire with a bit of spice, Trilogy, and Gingerade (a favorite of Muna’s husband, Eddie.) She is also offering Red Hat Coffee Cold Brew and Nitro on tap. I tested all of the beverages and my favorites were Pink Lady Basil and the Cold Brew. I also had the Coronado Clubhouse sandwich on wheat bread. It was a perfect portion of freshly sliced turkey, bacon strips, avocado, sprouts, Swiss cheese, and condiments. It was delicious!
Muna, who has three children attending Coronado schools, has been a stay at home mom until now. She was ready to do something and has a passion for fresh food. She shops daily for her family’s food and is adamant about providing that same sense of freshness for her customers. The fact that her husband Eddie has over 16 years experience in the deli business with partners certainly lends to her knowledge in providing what customers want and how to serve them successfully.