A flaky danish enfolds prunes and almond paste. A banana-cream pie sports tufts of fresh-whipped cream. There’s a certain nostalgic quality to the baked goods at La Bonbonniere Bake Shoppe, which is fitting for a place whose origins date back to 1952, the year nostalgia was discovered. Each morning, seasoned bakers whip up cupcakes, batches of real buttercream frosting, and sugar-laced pastries. They also knead dough for nearly a dozen varieties of bread including french, rye, and pumpernickel.
Though sweets are the shop’s focus, they have a full-catering menu with soups, sandwiches, and hot meals. In addition, they offer a wide variety of canned jams and salsa, plus organic dog treats.
Croissants, rolls, danishes, and seven-grain loaves?what goes inside these eponymous hot breads is up to you. Founded in southern India, Hot Breads compiles a menu largely focused on Indian flavors with fillings such as chicken tikka or paneer and napkins printed with old Bollywood scripts. Other options include chicken pizza buns, curry puffs, and masala rolls. Savory dishes aside, Hot Breads also whips up desserts including fruit cakes, tarts, and mousse.