We were on an airplane over the Rocky Mountains, there was extreme turbulance, kids were crying, passengers gasping, pilot making urgent monotone announcements about returning to your seats and buckling seatbelts. The woman next to me mumbled to herself, "Close your eyes and go to your happy place."
"My happy place is Isles Bun & Coffee!" I thought gleefully.
Hidden away next to one of Uptown's busiest intersections, if you cross the transom, is the incredibly alluring smell of cinnamon and baked bread that will instantly send you to a place of pure bliss. This sniff and scent is more powerful and immediate affecting than cocaine and the dough as provocative as the soft skin of a lover. You almost feel something this good should be illegal.
What is it? Cinnamon buns, caramel rolls, and puppy dog tails -- all the things beautiful girls are made of... okay, let's get back down to earth here. Half of the floor space in this bakery & coffeeshop is devoted to the baking ovens and preparatory kitchen where Catherine and Jeff Veigel bake large trays of handmmade breakfast rolls, cakes, scones, muffins brownies, biscotti, cookies on demand, and frosting to be smeared on the oven fresh goods. The sugary cream cheese frosting sits on the couner in buckets with stainless paddles for slathering on all you wish.
The other half of the space is given over to small round tables, black lacquered wooden stools and a few counters for visitors to sit, eat and drink espresso made drinks and fresh squeeezed fruit juices. Sitting in there, winter, fall, summer or spring, you will think you've died and gone to heaven.
And it's dog-friendly. No dogs where harmed in the making of puppy dogtails...