Had my first experience at the new Macrina Bakery on McGraw Street. The baked items were all up to the usual high standards, but my whole experience was a bit.....well, lets just say I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.
Sat. Morning, 8:30, most likely one of the busiest times of the week. The case with the muffins, rolls, etc is right next to the door, people were standing in front of the case, so it was difficult to see what was avaliable. then folks would come in the door, and the line would get all jumbled. OK, so finally get the two items which I wanted, wrapped up to go. Then it was time to go stand in another line to pay, and to get coffee.
This line was...as long as the first line. As well things just seemed to be REAL slow, the one guy was doing both barista duty as well as cashiering. When it appeared things were getting backed up, one woman came to try and do the cashiering, but didn't know how to run the cash register. During this time the original guy took a few orders in line. All I wanted was a Tall drip coffee, which he poured immediatly, and proceeded to wait on the counter to get cold.
So...the buttermilk biscut I had with blakberry jam was wonderful, my wife said that the orange hazelnut pinwheel was fab as well.
I'll go back again, but if it continues to be a hassle, Cafe Lladro is very close as well........