Tuesday, February 20, 2007
They are bakery magicians!
visiting Baker & Spice I can only wonder how they can do it all: luscious cakes (try the flourless or the pink!), artisan breads (some of the best ciabatta in portland), pies on the weekends, homemade super-rich hot chocolate, and a pastry case that would put many of portland's bakeries to shame. plus its all made on site, from scratch, from locally grown and/or organic products. (its nice to buy food and know what its made of!) of course, take one look behind the counter and you will see a dozen or so employee's working like crazy in the bustling bakery (they do look like they are enjoying it)-------so that must be it.
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its not only busy behind the counter. it gets pretty busy out front too, so if you know exactly what you want i definitely reccommend calling ahead and having them set it aside for you (which they do so gladly.) if you have time to stick aroung, it has a nice seating area which is even nicer when the weather is good and they can open the windows!
Pros: open air seating, hot chocolate, always something new, the semolina
Cons: popularity leads to a bit of a wait, no trans fats (joke!), no out-of-season fruits (try something new!)