Restaurant Reviews

Thorough Bread and Pastry

May 12, 2015

I heard great things about their croissants so I decided to check it out.

The Shut-Up-and-Give-it-to-Me-Quick Version:

Good not great.
Everything was tasty, but nothing wowed.

The I-Like-to-be-Wrapped-Up-in-All-the-Details Version:

I arrived later on a Saturday and while they only had a couple of each items, most of their stuff was still available. The guy behind the counter was very nice and helpful and I was in and out pretty quick. There were a few people sitting, the atmosphere was nice, and the large windows allowed for a lot of natural light. Since it’s on a busy street it’s not the quietest location (which doesn’t bother me, but maybe isn’t right if you’re trying to get some work done).

Hours
Mon – Fri    7 am – 6 pm
Sat              7 am – 7 pm
Sun             8 am – 6 pm

What we ate:

  • Croissant ($2.50)
  • Lemon blackberry mousse ($5.95)
  • Carrot Cake ($5.95)
  • Chocolate cake ($5.95)

Thoughts?

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Their croissants are apparently a big draw because they supposedly don’t use fresh butter (which is the key to making your croissants both fluffy and crispy), but I didn’t notice a big difference. I definitely have had better croissants, while this one was very large and flaky it lacked a little flavor and wasn’t as buttery as others I’ve tried.The carrot cake was my favorite, it was borderline too sweet, but I loved the nuts and the frosting tasted fresh, not fake.

The chocolate cake was Dennis’ favorite since he tends to favor rich, dense chocolate sweets and it was exactly that. Too much for one sitting, but very flavorful.

The lemon blackberry mousse was good, although the blackberry spread on top turned gelatin like and it was hard to cut into. I really liked the flavor overall though.

I will go back to try their almond croissant, but it doesn’t make the top of my “must return” list.

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