Wednesday June 20, 2012 | 04:37 PM

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.

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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.

Meredith can be contacted at 791-6332 or mgoad@pressherald.com
On Twitter: @meredithgoad


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