What I remember most about my visit to Five Points Bakery (September 2012) were the cookies I purchased. They were pumpkin cookies with white icing, and they were soft — cakey instead of crispy, which is the way I prefer them. I purchased several for Paul’s parents as well. SO GOOD.
What intrigued me about the shop before I visited? Their emphasis on purchasing all of their ingredients (as well as other goods for sale, like meat and eggs) from local sources.
I liked the location, although the inside was smaller than I expected. I’d seen a few articles about the store before I visited so I think I was expecting large glass display cases filled with a wide variety of baked goods. In reality, it was more like a little cafe with several small tables, with a freezer section to the left of the cash register and several varieties of fresh baked goods on the countertop. (There were also made-to-order options on the menu, like sandwiches, which could be put together on the spot.)
Don’t get me wrong! I thought the space was incredibly cute and welcoming, and I’m sure it’s a lovely place to relax at a table with a cup of coffee. I just expected a larger space. The good news is they will be expanding — they’re currently working on renovating a building across from their current location — so my vision of how I thought it would look should one day be a reality.
I can’t wait to go back.