Next door to the Avondale MARTA Station on East College Avenue sits a quaint little ship called the La Calavera Bakery. The large window in the front is painted with a calavera (skull) wrapped in two sprigs of grain and crowned with a glowing OPEN sign. It kind of piques your interest. I’d driven past it numerous times before deciding to stop by one morning to see what they had inside. My pastry loving self is so happy that I did. Small and large fresh baked loaves of bread and other carb filled goodies greet you at the door. Chocolate babkas, pan de muerto,sprouted whole wheat and sourdough breads line the shelves and fill the air with enticing aromas. While the sweet smells occupy your nose; the calaveras made from sugar, ceramic and wooden that decorate the shop are a delight for the eyes.
Out all of the choices I selected a pepper, corn, and cheddar empanada, a cinnamon brioche roll, and a cup of coffee to top it all off. It was a buttery, savory, flakey and tasty way to start off my day. All of their items are baked fresh everyday and they are open on weekends. Toasted fruit and nut filled bread with butter on top is a weekend brunch favorite of mine so I will be returning to grab a whole wheat with cranberries and pecans loaf.
If you are looking for something out of the ordinary for breakfast, brunch, dessert or to bring to the office this holiday season, stop by this bakery. Learn more about the shop and see their daily menu at their website lacalaverabakery.wordpress.com. If you are in the giving spirit visit their KickStarter page to help fund their purchase of a bigger oven so they can make even more sweet treats. Visit the page here.