I was beyond excited when Lovejoy Bakers opened up in the Pearl District in 2009 – a reasonably-priced café with freshly baked cookies and pastries and delicious sandwiches on their own freshly made bread and rolls. The café is so inviting with their big windows, fun chalkboard menu, and their large pastry case and bread rack full of tasty treats.
I come here often, especially after I’ve finished a long run and need to “replenish my carbohydrates” – cookies are great for that, right? I am always intrigued to try something different since their menu is extensive and everything sounds great. Whether I pick up their Orange Hazelnut Danish or the Mediterranean Sandwich with hummus, fennel and tomatoes on their multigrain bread, it is always delicious and I can’t wait to go back.