You’ve been craving a cozy bake shop (i.e., one not found on every other corner) with mouthwatering sweets and top-notch coffee. We’ve found the recipe for just that.
1 longtime baker, Beth Castro, who makes (most) everything from scratch
1 6-year-old daughter named Mae
½ bakery case of cupcakes (s’mores, Ho Ho, coconut), cookies (chocolate chip, heart-shaped sugar), and whoopie pies (oatmeal cream, red velvet)
½ bakery case of muffins (blueberry, banana chocolate chunk) and cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing
Sprinkle of savory rolls (feta and spinach, chicken sausage, garlic and mozzarella)
1 coffee bar serving in-season, farm-to-mug Counter Culture coffee
3 (or more) java syrups (caramel, chocolate, vanilla)
1 free Wi-Fi connection
1. Combine ingredients in a warm and friendly environment.
2. Simmer over a round farm table to reduce stress to low; for intimate dessert for two, chill at a place setting made by a local carpenter.
3. Add baked goods to your plate as needed; adjust selections to taste. (Note: These treats are meant for sharing; take a few to go in a blue box.)
Mae’s Bakery, 2770 Lenox Road, suite b4, Buckhead (404-565-0938 or maesbakeryatl.com).
Photo: Ashley Hesseltine for DailyCandy