Sweet Point Bakery & Cafe: Free Coffee In The Morning
A blueberry-almond muffin ($2.50) of light, moist pound cake was as good as muffins get -- not big, clunky, and weighed down with too much sugar like many around town. If the muffin was lighter than most, an oatmeal-raisin cookie ($2.25) weighed way more than one would think a cookie could -- in a good way. It was soft, chewy, slightly under-baked, and (like the muffin), sweetened to just the right extent. Ms. Alberece is originally from Mexico, and makes a mean conchas ("shells") -- a dome of yeasted sweet bread, in this case chocolate-flavored, topped with a dusting of cinnamon.
|Sweet Point croissant|
Sweet Point isn't just about fulfilling the sweet tooth: A full breakfast menu is served until 2 p.m. daily, and there are lunch and dinner offerings too. I tried a breakfast order of scrambled tofu ($6.25). First thing I noticed is that the tofu wasn't scrambled, but neatly cubed, seasoned, and sauteed with spinach, mushrooms, and bits of green pepper. It lacked promised onions, the importance of which is to scrambled tofu what jelly is to peanut butter. "Brown toast" was disappointingly mundane (like brown-colored white bread) -- especially for a bakery. Potatoes on the plate, diced and sauteed with onions, were tasty, and altogether it was a satisfying breakfast. Coffee, which wasn't free at the hour I dined, was freshly brewed and robust.
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