Salt Lake City: Bake360

Contributors: Shannon Hall

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Trying to decide where to go for brunch on a Saturday morning is not always easy. Do we drive into the city for a more upscale culinary experience, or go to one of the diners nearby? Luckily, I found a spot with the best of both worlds: Bake360.

Tucked away on a corner in Draper, Bake360 is a family-owned bakery specializing in European pastries and French and Scandinavian inspired dishes, and they do everything so well. My husband Colby and I stopped in for brunch (both their brunch and lunch menus run from open to 2:00 pm) and couldn’t wait to get our hands on some delicious food.

We ordered the salmon benedict (me) and the croque madame (him) and checked out the pastry display while we waited for our food. The case was full of fruit tarts, morning buns, kouign amann, croissants, and more, and all of them looked incredible. The croissants had that dark brown top that’s the sign of an authentic, well made pastry, and there were an assortment of cronuts in different flavors on the counter. I was drooling.

Soon, our plates arrived accompanied with seasoned frites, and we couldn’t wait to dig in. The benedict was served on a crispy slice of sourdough and topped with smoked salmon, two eggs – I ordered mine over easy – and a tangy Dijon hollandaise. I love a good eggs benedict with seafood, and the flavors and textures melded perfectly. We made sure to eat the frites with a fork to make the experience more authentically European.

Colby’s croque madame was also made on house sourdough and piled with thin-sliced ham, tomato, gruyere, and two over easy eggs. The whole thing was slathered with a béchamel gravy, creating a delectable creamy, crackling combination.

Once we polished off our entrees, it was time to order to dessert. I couldn’t get my mind off those cronuts, so we ordered a mousseline-cream-filled chocolate pastry topped with crunchy pearls, along with a side of fruit for good measure. It’s safe to say this was the best cronut I have had in the state of Utah. The layers were crispy, the cream was divine, and the chocolate pearls on top added the perfect amount of texture. You can bet I’ll be back for more of these.

Bake360 (725 E 12300 S, Draper, UT 84020 // 801.571.1500)

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