I've been on a bakery kick lately. I've lived in Portland for a year and a half now, and I've never been to the much-lauded Standard Baking Company. But for some reason, I can't stop thinking about this bakery and others in town. I'm making obsessive lists in my head... ok, so when I go out to South Portland this week, I can go to Scratch... when I go home from work I can stop by Katie Made... it's like I can't plan my route through the city without diverting to a bakery.
Maybe winter is making me carbo-load, yeah, that's it. Whatever, who really needs an excuse to brighten up your Monday morning with a little pain au chocolat treat? Not me, that's for sure.
Here's my breakfast-dessert hard at work. See how serious it looks?
So when I stopped by Standard Baking Co. this morning (and learned that Commercial Street is kinda scary during morning rush hour!), I realized I just need to come back again and again. The inside of the bakery is so cozy, I wished I didn't have to leave - and the hot bakers didn't help!
There are so many treats to choose from, from delicate little tarts, to muffins and scones, to giant loaves of crusty bread, all different shapes and sizes. My croissant was delicious, flaky, buttery, tasting like it was doing its best to slow my beating heart.
I'll definitely be back, maybe I can stop by on my way home from work today...