Bakery in North Shore Suburbs

Handcrafted baked goods and naturally fermented breads are an increasingly rare commodity in the convenience-loving US. Not so at this Evanston charmer, where old-school, labor-intensive pastries such as croissants and kouign amann (Breton pastry cakes) share shelf space with slow-risen loaves made from Midwestern heritage wheat.

Locally roasted coffee and sidewalk seating make for pleasant lingering on fine mornings.