Oh lookie here, Whipping Girl has all grown up... She has her own place and everything now. Now comes the hard part - furnishing the darn place. Since housing prices in the GVRD are as reasonable as the cost of street food in Downtown, she has been fretting over buying a TV. To help her out, I have been monitoring the TV deals around the internet. Finally, I found one for a reasonable price and ordered it for pick up... in Bellingham. So off we went on a long weekend right into a 2-hour lineup at the border. Thank goodness for Nexus. Before we did anything, we stopped by Mount Bakery Cafe for some breaky.
We started with the Raspberry Cream Cheese Croissant which was aesthetically-pleasing with its tightly wound layers. One bite and the crispiness of the pastry left little flakes of joy on the table. Inside, it was a bit denser than we would've liked, but that could've partly been attributed to the filling. It wasn't overly sweet and only served to add enough impact. Next we tried the Dungeness Crab Benny served over fresh waffles with a side of potatoes. Oh man, the Hollandaise was extremely buttery where it was rich and silky. We would've liked to see a bit more lemon to cut through the heaviness. As for the crab, it was fluffy, yet was partially lost in all the sauce. The eggs were beautifully runny while the waffles softened from all the moisture. The side of potatoes were wonderfully textured (being soft while maintaining a bite) and were a touch salty with a nice acidity.
Lastly, we tried the Brie, Apple and Pear Crepe served with the same potatoes. Texturally, the thin crepe was on point being light, chewy and fluffy all at the same time. With a good amount of melted creamy brie and fresh apples, the filling was mild and only semi-sweet. We would've liked to see some salty counterbalance such as prosciutto. Despite our minor criticisms, we were pleased with our visit to Mount Bakery. The breaky was a bit different and we certainly weren't longing for more food (good portions). The only problem is that we had to get through the day without the rich Hollandaise causing us to make some unscheduled pitstops...
- Large portions
- Friendly people
- Not your typical breakfast
- Food is quite heavy
- Tight seating