I sincerely hope you are not dieting, because I have a little treat for you today. We're going to my favorite bakery, Cocoluxe, in Peapack-Gladstone, NJ.
And after we have our little treat, remind me to buy some focaccia. I have to bring a loaf home whenever I've been to the bakery; otherwise my daughter won't let me in the door. :)
Cocoluxe makes wonderful muffins. This beauty (above) is one of my favorites -- pumpkin. My friend Robin and I each had one recently when we met for girl's morning out. Of course, it's almost impossible to choose just one item. We also ordered two wonderful coconut macaroons shaped like thimbles. Aren't they cute?
The bakery is a popular neighborhood gathering spot, with everyone from teenagers to young mothers to seniors dropping by throughout the day to meet for a chocolate croissant (heavenly) or a bowl of vegetarian chili with a side of cornbread. Yum!
Everywhere you turn, there is a tempting bit of chocolate bark or a beautiful cake. I love their scones, with a different type daily. Two of my favorites are coconut chocolate chip and cherry chocolate chip. (Are you sensing a pattern here?)
The bakery is decorated with French posters, cafe tables and bentwood chairs. The coffee station is laid out on a beautiful antique sideboard, topped with a gilded mirror. Pretty chandeliers hang from above.
So, would you like to join me for a cup of chai tea and a pumpkin muffin? :)
Cocoluxe Fine Pastries
161 Main Street
Peapack, NJ 07977