Polka Dot Pie.
Like a cheesecake made into a pie. But with a hint of espresso. And a swirl of marzipan. And dots of dark chocolate. So basically a creamy, nutty, just-rich-enough slice that pairs perfectly with a huge cup of coffee. Like even if you don’t really want any pie (me, never), you take one liiiiitle bite of this pie and then, whoops, it’s gone because yes, you want this pie.
Reliably always on the menu at First Slice Pie Cafe. Praise be.
Found: new favorite bakery cafe: Lost Larson.
Found: largest assortment of laminated pastries to ever grace a countertop. twisted/rolled/folded/braided/sugared/all screaming “EAT ME! EAT ME!” – this place is a crispy layered wonderland. (see above: delicious kouign amann and churros croissant)
Found: a pastry photoshoot in progress (but they didn’t need a hand/mouth model)
Found: coffee that lives up to the pastry
Found: big open windows and a tucked away back garden
Lost (otherwise known as “returning for”): cardamom buns, chocolate passionfruit hazelnut caramel tart whatwhatwhat, princess cake, rye raisin cookie, etc, etc, etc, etc.
Found: new favorite tasting companion (see below)