Three To Try: Bakery Bites

October 23, 2015

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This week’s Three To Try: Bakery Bites

What’s more charming than neighborhood bakeries? They exude the hospitality we really desire: warm and welcoming, full of lovely smells – a place to connect with others over fresh bread, sweets, and coffee. Got you in the mood? Try these three:

1. Tuula’s European Cafe – Tuula’s is a little hidden gem, tucked into a Dublin strip mall off Hard Road. But once you find it, you’ve discovered your own little hidden oasis. Tuula herself is often there, showcasing her European baked goods like cookies, quiche, cake, and pullas – fluffy yeast-raised pastries flavored with fruits, nuts, and sugar. Add a latte and you’re good to go!

2. Laughlin’s Bakery – Laughlin’s is coming up on its first birthday. I first met Jonas Laughlin at a pop-up sale in Victorian Village, and it was fun to watch his enterprise grow into his cozy side street bakery in Short North. Everyone who visits remarks on the stunning presentation of the European baked goods: croissants, scones, breads, cakes. I’m a fan of the gingerbread and the lemon madeleines in particular, and you just know all sorts of Christmas goodies are on their way.

3. Kittie’s Cakes – I love how Kittie’s Cakes pops up in my Instagram feed every morning they’re open. I scroll past photos of cupcakes and whoopie pies and scones and biscuits filled with jam, and I’m pretty much sold. Their German Village bakery is a must-stop if you’re strolling the village. You can pick up some sweets, a cup of Stumptown coffee, and then hit up Schiller Park and everything in between.

Last week’s Three To Try: Beer Brunches

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