The benevolent bakers, sweet-makers, and paddy-cakers at Big Sky Bread Company bake their muffins, cookies, and American and European breads fresh on the premises daily using Montana whole-wheat flour. Load up your tummy-oven with daily breads and pastries such as the mini French ($1.50), German rye ($4.50), jumbo cupcakes ($2.50), or pecan rolls ($2). Special dough delights crop up in daily specials such as the Jewish rye on Tuesdays ($4) and decadent cinnamon pecan, which rises to the occasion only Wednesdays through Fridays ($6).
Miss Riley's cookie consultants take the stress out of gift giving as they help customize meaningful baskets that brim with tasty gourmet cookies. Artistic bakers whip up cookie batches in flavors such as toffee almond, mint chocolate chip, and death by chocolate, which arrive on doorsteps nestled into picturesque baskets. The seasoned bakers also unleash their creativity on butter cookies, which they cut and decorate with sweet icing to beautifully illustrate customized themes. Each creation’s ornate icing design helps crowds celebrate holidays and special events such as birthdays, anniversaries, and finally catching the neighborhood cookie thief red-handed.
At Indian Trails, children, seniors, and adults alike can embark on an 18-hole quest for small-scale golfing glory on one of two lushly landscaped courses. After expressing their preference for a green, purple, or royal-Stewart-plaid ball, golfers can get in some practice putts and throw away swings before choosing their own adventure on either the Braves & Squaws or Chiefs & Princesses course. Winding through naturally sylvan scenery, the paths for each course take golfers across bridged streams, forested paths, and to the base of a watery cascade, where each hole is designed to blend in to the natural terrain in order to swallow feral golf balls unaware.
The founders of Eclipse Coffee and Tea sought to create a more personal and welcoming space than what they found in franchised coffee shops. So they invite their patrons to curl up on one of their couches with a coffee drink made with beans from Cincinnati roaster Seven Hills Coffee. The baristas craft hot and cold beverages, including signature lattes flavored with milk chocolate, caramel, almond, coconut, and even peanut butter, making for a drink that's sweeter and more convenient than stirring a cappucino with a candy bar. At lunch, patrons enjoy specialty paninis or the create-your-own sandwich option, directing staff to build custom sandwiches with Boar's Head cold cuts. Baked goods from Ashley's Pastry Shop, which has served the area for about 30 years, are made fresh daily for breakfast or dessert.