Wake Up Wonderful – FORAGE :: Article from SRQ magazine by Ariel Chates

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Coffee and a meal at local morning stops

The morning happiness of a hot cup of coffee and a fresh pastry is luxurious in the United States. The restless attitude of our worker bee population generally opts for macchiatos at the wheel rather than the slow-paced sips of Parisians in morning bistros. A few places in Sarasota, however, bring the European feel of mindful mornings with homemade baked goods paired with cups of coffee. Head toward Mom G’s coffee for an authentic German pastry, like strudel accompanied by a modern cold brew, or head to OfKors bakery for a slice of Blueberry Fruit Coffee Cake. Wash it down with freshly ground Italian coffee, prepared in macchiato. For something salty, Perq cafe-bar prepares delicious baked egg pastries to enjoy with a flat white, the cousin of latte without the foam. Project cafe and Simon’s coffee make vegan versions, like Project’s homemade puff pastry and blackberry jam with oatmeal cappuccino, or Simon’s spice cake with local Java Dawg coffee. Whichever pair you choose, take a few minutes out of your morning rush to indulge in these homemade treats.

Perq cafe-bar

Waking up on the right side of the bed with baked egg pastries and avocado toast from Perq.

Perq Coffee Bar, 1821 Hillview St, perqcoffeebar.us, @perqcoffeebar

Project cafe

Homemade blackberry cookie accompanied by a cappuccino.

Project Coffee, 538 S Pineapple Ave, projectcoffee.us, @projectcoffeeco

Bakery Café Mama G

Linzer Tart and Crumb Cake from Mama G’s Coffee Bakery.

Mama G’s Coffee Bakery, 8431 N Tamiami Tr, mamagscoffee.com, @mamagscoffee

De Kors Bakery

Freshly baked blueberry coffee cake by the family bakers of the OfKors bakery.

OfKors Bakery, 1359 Main St, ofkorsbakery.com, @ofkorsbakery


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