Bread & Chocolate

Bakery | Coffee House
Worth a detour

Catycorner from its parent eatery, Cafe Latte, Bread & Chocolate is an informal bakery and espresso shop open early every day for breakfast. In fact, I had planned to eat pancakes at Al’s over in Dinkytown, but arrived there only to discover that Al’s doesn’t open until 9am on Sundays; so I went back to Grand Avenue in St. Paul and had a whole different kind of feast.

Morning pastries steal the show. Big, beautiful croissants are available plain or filled; they are as flaky as possible. It is astonishing how many blueberries are packed into a blueberry muffin, which is made from a creamy batter that is an ideal medium for the fruit. Best of everything is the caramel roll: crisp, sticky, enrobed in amber glaze and studded with pecan halves.

Gorgeous breakfast paninis. “Ham, egg and cheese,” we say to the counter man, who then gives us a happy third degree: “whole wheat, sourdough or 10-grain bread? … “Provolone, cheddar, or Swiss?” … “Salsa with that?” It is a dandy breakfast sandwich, and even if its ham is ho-hum, the bread is memorable.

What to Eat
Bread & Chocolate, Caramel Roll
Caramel Roll
Caramel roll is a delirious indulgence in sweet, nutty, buttery, crisp-edged pastry pleasure.
Bread & Chocolate, Filled Croissant
Filled Croissant
Chocolate and cream-cheese filled croissant
Bread & Chocolate, Espresso
Wake up! Coffee with two shots of espresso
Bread & Chocolate, Cinnamon Swirl Roll
Cinnamon Swirl Roll
Elegant cinnamon roll
Bread & Chocolate, Berry  Lemon Roll
Berry Lemon Roll
Sweet, refreshing, butter-rich berry lemon pastry
Bread & Chocolate, Scone
Lingonberry almond scone: sweet, tart, and creamy
Bread & Chocolate, Breakfast Panini
Breakfast Panini
Breakfast panini
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday11am - 6pm
Monday10am - 9pm
Tuesday10am - 9pm
Wednesday10am - 9pm
Thursday9am - 10pm
Friday9am - 10pm
Saturday9am - 10pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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