OWL Bakery

Bakery | Vegetarian
Worth driving from anywhere!

I’ve yet to fully explore what OWL Bakery is best-known for and what it’s proudest of — such Old World loaves as sourdough rye, pumpernickel boules, seeded batards, baguettes, and brioches. They look fantastic, and I have had a few gorgeous slices of OWL bread as the basis of sandwiches; but even if the bread wasn’t world-class, I’d sing huzzahs just for OWL’s spectacular pastries.

First, they are a joy to look at, as pretty as pastry can be. But these are not display-beautiful models; their color and sparkle reflect flavor that fairly bursts on the tongue: fruit at the peak of freshness, flaky croissants glowing with butter flavor,  curds and creams that truly taste of farm life at its most bucolic.

Everything is a cut above, including even house-pressed juices, robust coffee (available with mocha, vanilla-cardamom, and lavender syrups, or cream from local cows). Among my favorites eats are elegant strudels both sweet and savory, a cloud-light morning bun laced with orange flavor, quiche that is unconscionably creamy, and an absolutely stunning tart in which fresh fruits are bedded atop sassafras cream in a buckwheat shell.

Thanks to Paula Basher for tipping me off to this great place. And by the way, OWL stands for Old World Levain.

What to Eat
OWL Bakery, Fruit Tart
Fruit Tart
Gooseberries, peaches & blackberries atop velvety sassafras cream: fruit tart of the gods.
OWL Bakery, Morning Bun
Morning Bun
Airweight morning bun easily pulls into sweet, flaky shreds.
OWL Bakery, Quiche
Creamy quiche is a harmony of sweet potatoes, mushrooms and roasted peppers.
OWL Bakery, Fruit Strudel
Fruit Strudel
Cornmeal strudel includes peaches & blueberries.
OWL Bakery, Savory Danish
Savory Danish
Goat cheese pesto makes the savory Danish sing.
OWL Bakery, Seasonal Vegetable Strudel
Seasonal Vegetable Strudel
Vegetable strudel features herbed cream cheese, caramelized onions, and spinach.
OWL Bakery, Croque
Ham, gruyere, a film of bechamel, and sharp mustard are a magnificent mix atop hearty toast.
OWL Bakery, Ham & Cheese Croissant
Ham & Cheese Croissant
Buttery croissant envelops ham & cheese.
OWL Bakery, Chocolate Chip Cookie
Chocolate Chip Cookie
Sprinkling of salt makes the cake-thick chocolate chip cookie a truly exciting bite.
Directions and Hours
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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