If Eugene’s best bakeries have one thing in common, it is the french inspiration their respective owners drew from not only in naming their cafes, but in the skillful application of French techniques to produce puff pastries, baguettes, tarts, macarons, and more. To be sure, not a soul leaves any of these lovely shops without becoming a Francophile. Read on for our quick tour of the top 3 Eugene bakeries.
First on our stop of Eugene bakeries with mouthwatering delights is Metropol Bakery. This bright cozy space serves up daily sweet tooth satisfaction from a panorama of year-round standards like rosemary garlic bread and their seasonal fruit-inspired pastries. A highly skilled team of bakers also specialize in freshly made treats, like fluffy cream puffs, croissants and a variety of cookies. Local artwork decorates the interior, including figure paintings, colorful drawings and framed images of some of Eugene’s elite running stars, giving the space a lingering invitation.
Direct your gaze, and your taste buds, upon Provisions Market Hall, housed in the 5th Street Public Market in Central Eugene. (Stay tuned. We’re prepping to reveal exciting news about them soon!). This specialty food emporium sells delicious thin-crust pizzas and an array of decadent cakes and pastries. Start your morning with a warm tea cake of the day; sip on French onion soup for lunch; and finish your food adventure with handmade ice cream or gelato. Provisions also offers specialty sandwiches made with the Marché line of breads and savory condiments, and an expanded line of charcuterie crafted with local ingredients.
Step into a wondrous world of confections at Sweet Life Pâtisserie. The display cases house an endless array of sweet and savory specialties like triple chocolate obsession cake, The Josephine (vanilla custard enrobed in puff pastry!) or a heaping helping of caramel nut bread pudding. Satisfy hot and cold cravings with a cup of tea or scoop of ice cream with your chosen divine indulgence….or two. If a wedding is in your future, Sweet Life Patisserie will create a custom masterpiece for your special day.
Double dare you to visit all these in one day! Breakfast, lunch and dinner sounds good to us.
Connect with them here:
Metropol Bakery Facebook
Sweet Life Patisserie Facebook
Image: top, Thomas Hawk via flickr