At Bakeri

BakeriI have been living, pretty much exclusively, for the lavender shortbread cookies at a cafe called Bakeri. It's a small place, always full of suspiciously clean people sporting that sort of new rumpled elegance that has grasped Brooklyn and won't let go. The girls behind the counter wear blue coveralls and vintage scarves to keep their hair out of their face. There are only 4 proper tables and getting one is harder than getting into Harvard. 
So when you get one, you stay. As long as you can. As long as you can get away with it, an hour at least. Bring a book, bring a friend (preferably one who puts up with fretting). Drink more coffee than you need to just so you don't have to give up the little table. Cling to the little table for dear life. It's a jungle out there so you might as well take your time.

26 comments:

  1. I've never had lavender shortbread, it sounds like it would also go wonderful with tea!

    Have a great day!
    X,
    www.brittanyhavican.blogspot.com

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  2. I dont know if I could handle it. I might embarrass myself and all the other customers by asking the adorably uniformed women behind the counter for a photo. :) But you've inspired me to dig out Sally Schneider's Ethereal Brown Sugar Butter Cookie recipe from The Improvisational Cook:
    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/01/06/earlyshow/saturday/chef/main2334965.shtml
    I'm crazy for the early gray tea adaptation and lavender would be fun to try. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Wow, this place looks amazing! I definitely know of those quaint places in the bay area. I like to say getting a table is harder than getting into Stanford :).

    xo Marcie

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  4. sounds scurry. ima have SERIOUS social anxiety when i get back to real life.

    but for the lavender shortbread i would do it. but only if you came with me and we tag-teamed the shit out of one of those tables.

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  5. Oh, Amy. You took me back to the day I went to Portland's (OR) Sunday market and indulged in an ice cream sandwich made of a lavender shortbread cookie and honey ice cream.

    Painful, even to think about now, since I don't have one in my hand.

    I died and went to heaven that Sunday afternoon.

    Delish!

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  6. Btw, just discovered: this dress has the same name as your blog! http://www.orlakiely.com/usa.cfm/clothing/SS11%20Dresses/11SW-AER743/15545/_/
    And they are both quite lovable.

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  7. I wish you were my friend in real life. Just sayin'. I have terrible luck with friends.. none of them fit that niche that I so desire. Sigh. I'll just pretend I was eating there with you. ;)

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  8. I've heard of Bakeri before, I must remember to go there the next time i'm in the area! And lavender shortbread cookies?? I've never heard of that before but goodness do they sound good! Great photos!

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  9. I can only dream about being there........how lucky you are. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. I love places like this - always packed to the brim.

    You take the absolute best photos Amy!

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  11. Love it :) wish I could be there to try it to!
    xox
    lila

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  12. This made me so unbelievably homesick for nyc! LA just can't get its cafes down like Brooklyn. I miss Moto with every inch of my heart.

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  13. omg, i would want to go there right now with a stack of books and too much coffee!

    xo
    sami

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  14. It looks like such an awesome place to take a coffee!

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  15. Lily!! I'd die to take you there, I think our social anxieties would play off each other in a really top-notch way.

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  16. Thanks for the recommendation. That sounds delicious & divine! Adding to my to-do list...

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  17. Lavender shortbread sounds tremendous!

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  18. Are you sure it doesn't taste like hand lotion or soap?! That's what i associate the smell with. Just the word LAVENDER brings sweet rememberances of the breathtaking lavender fields of France.

    Maybe eating lavender tastes as good as the miles of pretty purple rows do. Guess i need to try it!

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  19. Love it!
    Sounds so good!

    http://sweetharvestmoon.blogspot.com

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  20. I just love this description,", always full of suspiciously clean people sporting that sort of new rumpled elegance." I wish you could snap a photo of "this new rumpled elegance" or maybe we could suggest this to the Sartorialist.

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  21. I just did a post about lavender fields. I only associate lavender with lotion and soaps but I would be curious to try this shortbread cookie. I have a friend who lives in Brooklyn so I will have to suggest this place. as always, your photos are very inspiring!

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  22. oh bakeri, my favorite magical coffee shop

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  23. Such a charming little post that made me chuckle - and those cookies look amazing.

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