Editor’s Note: Sweet Haven Bakery will close its doors on October 12, 2013. Eat now, or forever hold your peace.
I don’t know why, but I’ve been obsessed with desserts lately.
I think it must be something about the ritual of it all — selecting something pretty from the bakery case, breathing in the rich smell of hot coffee and contemplating all that sugary deliciousness as it sits on its little plate… It’s all very satisfying, don’t you think?
Since my little guy is as social — and as easily bored — as I am, we’ve been exploring a lot of little bakeries over the past few weeks.
Sweet Haven Bakery is one of our recent discoveries.
Sweet Haven Bakery is tucked away next to a gas station on a rapidly developing side street in downtown Fargo, but that doesn’t stop it from turning on the charm. The little shop’s cheerful yellow walls and intimate seating area are a sweet counterpoint to the street scene outside.
The menu features locally sourced ingredients and no preservatives which, along with friendly cashiers and a particularly fantastic music playlist (at least on the day we visited) encourage you to pull up a chair and enjoy everything right away.
I can never decide what to get, so I usually try more than one thing. (Ah, research — it’s so rough.) This time I opted for a chocolate muffin (which was dense and not very sweet — almost scone-like, which isn’t a bad thing when you’re drinking coffee in the middle of the afternoon) and this buttery, delicious and frankly, pretty amusing hipster cookie.
I’m not making that up — that’s actually what they’re called. They come in mustache and thick-framed glasses.
This is a hilarious phrase for a bakery attendant to utter and I recommend going there just to hear someone say it.
I’m sure someone will tell me that un-ironically enjoying something called a hipster cookie is a statement in itself, but thinking too hard about that just makes my brain hurt.
They’re cookies, people — and they’re fabulous. Just eat.
Sweet Haven Bakery
1201 1st Avenue North
Bus: Route 15
Monday- Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.