Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Just Baked Bakery Cafe in Topsail Island, NC

I spent last week at the beach in North Carolina. Bakeries in tourist towns have always interested me, because I have wonder if it is really possible to survive as a business with seasonal customers. Just Baked Bakery Cafe proves it is possible.

Two years ago, Just Baked was just a small little bakery, and it has now expanded into a larger space, also serving lunch and dinner. It is to my chagrin that I only decided to go here on my way out of town, since their lunch menu looked amazing and the smells that were coming from the kitchen would have brought me back daily.

Blueberry Croissant from Just Baked
Since I was there during breakfast, most of the offerings were pastries, muffins, and scones. They had already put out cookies, pies, and breads for the day, and I could see cupcakes and cakes cooling in the back.

You can look at the Just Baked Bakery Cafe website to see pictures of their cakes and other menu items. One night for dinner we had some bread that was like a cross between Italian and foccacia, and was delicious - nice air pockets, chewy, and flavorful.

Originally, I thought I'd just want to return to Topsail Island for the beauty of the ocean. Now I have two reasons to return!

Categories: Bakery, Blueberries, Pastry

4 comments:

Sarah said...

I am totally going to go there, since it is about 20 minutes from my house. I don't venture into a lot of the businesses down there, especially in the summer because it is so busy with tourists, but I will check it out. Thanks for alerting me to something great in my own neck of the woods!

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Bud Taylor said...

Dear Jenny, Thanks for the kind words. It would be great if you could update the website address.
It is now www.justbakedbakery.NET
Thanks,Bud Taylor

Jenny said...

Bud, I'd love to update it, but when I put that URL in I only got an error message.