It's obvious to me that none of these chain coffee places make even half-decent muffins. Starbucks, well, you know- tastes a week old and mass-produced. Cosi, seem to only have them on occasion and when they do, nothing worth eating. Today I tried Mac Kelly's, a small produce joint with a salad/breakfast bar and coffee - inedible. Fell apart in my hands and had bitter undertones.
Is this a lost art? Do I have to go to a Patisserie to get a good muffin?