From Our Editors
Housed inside an historic Victorian home, Blakely House Bakery and Cafe can easily be mistaken for a private residence. Yet, three enterprises share the elegant two-story space. In the café and bakery, Chef Kandt piles fresh baked bread with homemade lobster-crab salad, grilled chicken and crisp bacon, or Boar’s Head pastrami. After lunch, guests can enjoy decadent baked goods—such as banana-bread muffins and nearly 40 types of cupcakes—on the house’s wraparound porch. Meanwhile, hairstylists and skin specialists man a full-service salon and spa, where they push customers into relaxation mode with massages, mani-pedis, and full-service hair treatments. Once fed and beautified, clients can peruse the onsite gift shop, teeming with unique gifts, such as scarves and jewelry, alongside women’s clothing and pet accessories fit for dogs, cats, and large pieces of coral.