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Boothbay Harbor: Baker's Way (Maine)


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Boothbay Harbor: Baker's Way (Maine)

aliris | Aug 16, 2011 09:14 AM

There has been some mention of this restaurant elsewhere and questions about BBH too (summer, 2011). This place isn't new, but I think it needs its own-headed entry. It's run now by Vietnamese in BBH. Someone mentioned finding the baked goods not appetizing-looking. I want to just say I thought their molasses donut was as good as any I've had (and I've had far too many in various locales). I don't really think these sort of donuts are judge-able by appearance alone, in general. They often look non-descript, but the taste, IMHO, was perfect, to my mind, on a recent visit.

So perfect that I actually turned around and returned and got a breakfast sandwich of egg and bacon and cheese on a croissant. Now I've been thinking about that thing for weeks. It was absolutely delicious. The croissant was fantastic too. In general, I think putting such flavorful food on a croissant is a waste so I've been wondering what the croissant actually tastes like on its own; haven't been back to find out, but it's on my list. It seemed really very buttery and flakey. If you're looking for just that non-sweet breakfast, I would recommend it though I can't confirm its being great.

I've had in the past and liked the vietnamese food at Baker's Way as well though can't comment on it recently. The ambience of the place is zero, still, after several years. If you're willing to put up with styrofoam plates (and I often am not and am not sure why people on vacation would want to, frankly), then I recommend the place. I think it's the best food I've had in BBH this summer. Even the ice cream this summer seemed off; not so this breakfast fare!

If you're looking for good food, served quickly but not particularly graciously, in BBH, I can recommend Baker's Way. If you're looking for take-away breakfast fare I *highly* recommend this place!

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