This is an excellent new bakery that recently opened on Center Street (beyond Shaw's if you're headed north; tucked in amid the car dealers). The bread and pastries are superb, and the prices are great.
The place is owned by Dara Reimers, who represented the United States in the world baking championships in Paris last spring. Her baguette is fantastic (warning: it's also addictive). A baguette goes for $1.99. Her croissants, which are incredible, are around $2.50.
She's got a website (www.thebreadshack.com) and takes orders online. It's worth getting on her mailing list. On a rainy day a few weeks ago, she e-mailed subscribers to let them know that everything was half price for the afternoon. You can bet that got me into the car!