Ohlin's in Belmont is an old school bakery. Some of the items are amazing, others just so so. Today they had nice challah and Irish soda bread.
I have learned to avoid anything in the case along the wall furthest from the register. Usually that is where things end up that have been around for a day or so. Always good to make sure it is something they just baked that day. And you can special order just about anything.
That said, today I was craving a morning pastry... they had fresh cider donuts that were still warm. The donuts were nice and big, with a perfectly crunchy outside and an inside with a bit of that cider taste and an amazing crumb. Usually I rank Verna's above Ohlin's and even Linda's for local donuts, but this donut is as good as I have EVER eaten. They said it is a fall thing for them, but get 'em while you can. I could eat one (or maybe two ;-) every day for breakfast on an ongoing basis.
456 Common St
Belmont, MA 02478