North Shore Boulangerie is an artisanal bakery and café specializing in French/Alsatian breads and pastries, from-scratch café menu and full service barista bar. Located in the heart of Shorewood??s North Oakland neighborhood, the bakery and café is housed in the 90-year old Schomberg building, with much of the original woods and surfaces restored. Owner and baker Gene Webb was trained at the French Pastry School and worked with Master Baker Pierre Zimmermann. The pastry menu is overseen by Le Cordon Bleu-trained Christina Schubert, who most recently directed the pastry program at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. Chef Ben Fairly, formerly at Hinterland and Honey Pie Cafe, directs the café menu.
Cozy and friendly, even if it’s knee-deep with hungry and thirsty and patrons. Wash down your wet burrito or beef tacos (with meat from the family cattle farm) with a potent margarita. Extra props go to the Corazón burger. Read more…
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The massive oven (which occupies the spot that once belonged to the coffee-bean roaster) bakes a pie faster than you can brush your teeth. And like those folks in Napoli, co-owner Lacee Perry and her band of ’za makers keep the toppings really simple, and the crust really fluffy, chewy and characteristically wet in the center. Read more…
This little bake shop has earned a diverse, devoted following for its cookies (triple-chocolate ginger), pastries (croissant) and rustic whole grain breads. Lunchtime options – a savory tart with potatoes and onions was a recent standout – are complemented, sweetly, by flaky creations, and there’s nary a wrong choice. But the kouign-amann (say “queen ah-mahn”) takes the (butter) cake.
This little Bayview bakery serves donuts in one size: large. Good luck eating a whole sweet treat in one sitting. The biggest ones include the white frosted Persian sprinkled with chopped nuts, and the lightly frosted cheese pockets. And don’t even think about asking for a recommendation. Despite their size, you’ll have to try them all to decide upon your favorite for yourself.Related Story: A guide to Milwaukee’s Donuts
He may be cranky, but Al makes some darn good donuts: racks and racks of ‘em. Prepare to wait in line for one of Wauwatosa’s best morning destinations. Cranky Al’s donut menu offers all the usuals, and a bunch of un-usuals too – mainly in the form of cake donuts… (Read More).
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