The neighborhoods in the Old North End of Burlington are so fortunate to have such a lovely bakery nearby.
With that said, my favorites are the chipotle cheddar bread and the muffins. The cinnamon raisin bread is fantastic as french toast!
These favorites come with a caveat: they're expensive. The breads are less expensive than Great Harvest in the South end, but still hard to swallow on a budget. Which is why their day-olds at a discount are a wonderful bargain! The muffins are actually a little more expensive than Great Harvest, but again, you can't beat the day-old pricing.
As for service, even stopping in to buy a muffin can be a long wait. Why? The staff makes each coffee/espresso/whatever to order. I'm not sure why they can't anticipate a little by preparing some of the most commonly sold items... or letting non-coffee/espresso customers just pay for their food so they can go. But there's a reason I'm not in the restaurant business.
Speaking of service, my wife and young son went once for the nighttime pizza. We waited a half hour for the pizza and had to ask the waitress TWICE where our food was. Two couples who came in AFTER us had already received their pizza and were DONE! One of them was clearly friends with the waitress. Wanna get a parent's tail wagging? Keep a hungry kid waiting inordinately without food.
The pizza that showed up was disappointingly small if not unique. It was long like a splayed subway sandwich but in the form of a pizza. And the amount was not quite enough to feed us whereas a pizza elsewhere - even at Flatbread - is plenty. The pepperonis were big and yummy, but the veggie side with spinach felt like nothing more than a salad thrown on the dough. Lots of dough, little flavor, small pizza; not worth $14.
Overall, most food is very good. Prices are a little steep. Service is very slow but friendly. Atmosphere & ambiance is great! Check out the child-friendly cookie decorating on Wednesdays.
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