Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Start the coffee. Two Fat Cats, the popular Portland bakery at 47 India St., will be opening an hour earlier beginning July 1.
But owner Stacy Begin is going to make the earlier hour worth crawling out of bed for – the bakery is introducing a new line of breakfast pastries, including orange cinnamon biscuits, maple scones, lemon poppy seed scones, blueberry muffins, blueberry-raspberry bundt cake with a lemon glaze, and (drum roll, please)...doughnut muffins.
We don't know what a doughnut muffin is, but we want one. Now.
From July 1-3, customers who buy a breakfast item will get a free cup of coffee, tea or homemade hot chocolate.
The new hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
The bakery will be closed on the Fourth of July.Tweet
Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.
Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business before turning to journalism more than a decade ago. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs. A newcomer to Portland, she is an online content producer for the Press Herald.
Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or saxelrod [at] pressherald.com.
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Wendy Almeida and her family have a smattering of livestock and a summer garden. After 10 years of her kids being involved in 4-H, she's finally accepted the term "hobby farm" to describe her family's work at sustainable living. These days her morning starts with milking a goat before heading into the office for her day job as an assistant editor for features.
Wendy can be contacted at wea [at] mainetoday.com or on Twitter @wea1021.