Amazing. Really. Olya hand-bakes everything and you can watch her most of the day working on her marble slab behind the counter. Modest frontage. with a small dark sign at 540 Parliament below Wellesley, across from and just south of the Exxon.
Blueberry-ricotta, chocolate hazelnut, apple custard scones. Airy gougeres. Perfect croissants. A variety of seasonal fruits incorporated into small batches of uncompromising treats made with pricey ingredients. No corner-cutting. Every day a different selection, which peaks between 10:00 and 11:00 am. At least two choices at opening times.
Her partner Mike is pulling the coffees and manning the register.
I can't lie: at $ 2,00 per item, it is very FAIRLY priced, but by no means cheap. Still, I used to pick up mass-produced sweets at Starbucks. No comparison. But, if you are buying two dozen for the office, you probably want to go for donuts at TIm's.
This is truly artisanal baking for the cognoscenti.