Unfortunately, I was unable work on anything to post for this week because I went away for the week-end. One of my very good friends got married so we drove to Boston to celebrate the big occasion. It was wonderful to be back, even if it was only for one day. We had a great time seeing old friends and showing my daughter my old neighborhood.
While we were there, we were fortunate enough to eat at a wonderful little bakery called Flour before our drive back home. It was right around the corner from our hotel, so it was really convenient! We walked by and there was a crowd of people waiting outside. We figured this was a good sign and stood outside by the door, where, inadvertently, a line formed behind us of people waiting to get inside! Haha… oops. I guess we looked like we knew what we were doing! My daughter was asleep in her stroller, so when the doors opened, I went to stake out a table while my husband got pick out goodies for us to try. The place reminded me of a starbucks-type setup where there was the order bar and a location to pick up your orders. It looked mainly like a bakery to me with a series of single tables and a long communal table. We ended up getting some croissants and a scone for my daughter, since one of my friends had raved about their pastries. The croissants were delicious. Flaky, buttery, crispy on the outside but chewy and light on the inside. Yum!
As we looked around, the place really filled up quickly. It soon became apparent to us that people came as much for the pastries as for the hot breakfast items. Breakfast sandwiches, quiches, you name it. It all smelled delicious. Unfortunately, we were in a bit of a hurry so as my daughter woke up to the sound of coffee being brewed and the smell of bacon being fried (what a way to wake up!), we hurried her through a mid-morning breakfast on a currant scone, which she thoroughly enjoyed, and prepared to drive home. If you’re ever in the Cambridge, MA area, I would recommend checking them out, but get there early! They fill up quick!