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The Avenue Bakery

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Andrea Appleton


The Avenue Bakery

2229 Pennsylvania Ave., (410) 225-3881

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This bakery, its stainless steel mixers and ovens still gleaming and new, is a welcome addition to a part of the city that dearly needs mom-and-pop shops like this. Plus it’s warm and welcoming, and we bought breakfast for the office for like $10. The cinnamon bun ($1.29) was pronounced “perfect and soft and sweet.” The version that included raisins (also $1.29) was met with more skepticism. Though the reviewer appreciated the bounty of raisins, he thought it could have stood more icing and butter. An apple cinnamon bun (you guessed it, $1.29) was also a bit dry but light enough that we went ahead and ate a sweet potato muffin ($1.75) too. It was moist, spicy, and packed with shreds of carrot and nuts. The coffee ($1.40 for a small), a rich dark roast, rivals the brew that comes out of many of the city’s more pretentious establishments. And while you sip, you can peruse the wall, which is dense with museum-quality information about Pennsylvania Avenue’s history.

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