I'm going to waive my usual two-photo limit to show you some lovely images from brunch at Dozen Bakeshop. This place is obviously a labor of love, and every time I see their ads on craigslist I wish I was still baking for a living. The bakeshop is brilliantly efficient; you order at the counter, refill your coffee, and bus your own tables, which really cuts back wait time.
I love that efficiency hasn't made the bakeshop any less friendly. Someone has an eye for detail- there are lovely decorative touches like vintage tins and milk containers, flowers, christmas lights, brightly colored napkins, exposed brick, and mismatched tables and chairs.
Brunch itself was delicious. We tried as much as we could stomach: beautifully presented, generous portions of quiche and baked french toast, cinnamon rolls, apple crumb cake, granola with fruit and yogurt...all the entrees came out at once, which was rather spectacular.
Best of all, everyone was hospitable. James walked around with a plate of brownies and offered every table a sample. This was also the first place i've recieved an enthusiastic response when I asked to take photos.
The pastries and entrees are familiar and well-executed. Some of the selections included cheesecakes, fruit crumbles, scones, cookies, brownies, cinnamon rolls, muffins, coffee cakes, and apple pie. They had a good selection of vegan options as well.
Dozen Bakeshop has only been open for a week or two, so I hope they continue to do well once the newness wears off. I wish them lots of success!