Sunflour Baking Company Brightens Your Day

I have been tasting delicious baked goods and breads at Sunflour Baking Company since they opened in my neighborhood on the corner 7th and Pecan and finally realized I was being quite selfish keeping it all to myself.  The family owned and operated bakery focuses on handcrafting all their delicious treats from scratch in small batches, using local ingredients whenever possible, and creating a warm neighborhood atmosphere.

Walking in, you are immediately greeted by rows and rows of cupcakes, crème brulées, pies, muffins, éclairs, and more, lined up in neat rows in the glass display case calling your name.  Moving down the line, beautifully presented trays of cookies, croissants, cakes, scones, rolls, biscuits and beyond are waiting to be devoured.  The choices are endless and equally satisfying.  Specialties range from blackberry jam-filled, homemade pop tarts, to cheddar biscuits, to perfectly light and buttery traditional french croissants.  You really can’t go wrong with your choice, but just to be safe you might want to try a few.  Behind the counter, baskets of freshly baked breads sit, just waiting to be sliced, toasted, and spread with butter.  Or dipped in olive oil, or used to sop up tomato sauce, or battered in eggs for french toast, broiled for bruschetta, stuffed for a sandwich, melted with cheese…I could go on forever…

Beyond the delectable baked goods, Sunflour offers a multitude of unique savory sandwiches for a lunch or dinner.   The Herbed Egg Salad, a childhood favorite of mine, is classic and delicious on their homemade toasted sourdough bread.  It’s filled with fresh herbs and light on the mayo.  Yesterday though, I decided on the Ham and Gruyère with whole grain mustard on their rosemary and olive oil bread.Nutty, gooery, melty, Gruyère with thick cut slices of ham and a thin spread of sharp whole-grain mustard created the perfect combination of flavors.  The toasted rosemary olive oil bread was subtle enough that its flavors didn’t overpower the sandwich.

I couldn’t resist something sweet afterwards and went with the cranberry scone.I am in love.  Truly.  It’s buttery and doughy; almost like a biscuit on the inside, slightly crunchy on the outside, and just the right amount of sweetness.  The cranberries are like little presents sprinkled in, providing bursts of tartness.  I planned on eating only half, but devoured the entire thing against all my willpower.  It was worth it.

Sunflour Baking Company is a hidden gem providing delicious sweet and savory treats in style.  Get a box of goodies to take home and share, or cozy up in the cafe and make yourself at home.Now that the secrets out, don’t resist temptation, get yourself to Sunflour Baking Company and treat yourself to one their delicious treats, or stop in for lunch and try a sandwich made on their small-batch bread.  It’s a great place to spend an afternoon working over lunch or a weekend morning for breakfast and coffee.  Sunflour even has a wine menu, pizza slices, and a cheese plate that would make for a relaxing and tasty evening.  It’s one of my favorite spots in Charlotte and even better that it’s right around the corner.  I highly recommend Sunflour Baking Company for both their sweet and savory offerings.

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