An Explosion of Flavor at the Flour Mill Bakery

Donuts, cookies, espresso, ice cream, cafe sandwiches and salads, pies, noodles and more! Where can all of this deliciousness be found? Flour Mill Bakery, Lafayette’s newest bakery located in the Northend Community Center on Elmwood Avenue.

The smell of sweet donuts and rich coffee hit you as soon as you step foot into the Flour Mill. The aroma alone makes the taste buds soar.  And then when you see the dozens and dozens of donuts your stomach will say “you must feed me now!” The hardest choice is choosing what to pick. The options are endless with choices from the apple pie donut (homemade apple pie filling rolled in cinnamon/sugar) to their PBJ donut (peanut butter fluff and raspberry filling on the inside with peanut butter icing) to the classic yeast donut. They have specialty donuts they feature on special days like the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough-nut. YUMMY!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough-nut

Sweetness explodes even more with their cookies. Their varieties are the following: chocolate crinkle, chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, peanut butter, monster, Mexican wedding cake, and iced sour cream. When visiting we tried their iced sour cream cookies. The cookie was buttery and soft, and the icing was perfect with its blend of sour cream and sugar. The cookies were a huge hit in our office and lasted about an hour before every last one was eaten!

Flour Mill Bakery also offers sandwiches and salads. They crazy, fun part is they make their sandwiches on donuts. At first, we were totally thrown back and weren’t sure if we would like the combination. We thought it would make the sandwich too sweet. But the sandwiches are made with yeast part of the donut without all the sugar coating, which make it more of a bread like bun. It’s a bit hard to explain, but we highly recommend you try it and let us know your thoughts!!

Director of Sales, Ashley Gregory, shares, “I tried the “Miss Dainty” which is a chicken salad sandwich. It also has lettuce and tomato. I was hesitant about the long john as the bread, but it was amazing! Almost like a croissant but better. Still flaky and springy, but not as messy as a croissant and just slightly sweet. It really complimented the creamy chicken salad nicely. I can’t wait to go back to try more of their sandwiches on the donuts! Yum!”

Miss Dainty – a hearty portion of chicken salad, lettuce and tomato on two halves of a long john donut! And pasta salad.

Wow! There is so much to say about the Flour Mill! Onto the coffee! They have a huge expresso machine that creates coffee magic. Lattes, iced coffee, or just a cup a joe and you will be set. Personally, I would recommend their iced mocha. It is the perfect blend of coffee, ice and chocolate!

The Flour Mill Bakery also has a unique location. It is located within the Northend Community Center. This center offers a swimming pool, a kids PlaySpace, a rooftop hockey court, basketball courts, meeting and group space, and more. Every few weeks, a group of friends and I meet up with our kids and go to the kids’ PlaySpace. It is 2,000 square feet of fun! Our kids ages range from 1 to 5 and they all love it. it is also very inexpensive. it is $1 per hour per child, which is so nice to have a fun place to go, and not cost an arm and a leg! I always grab my coffee first at the Flour Mill and then take off with the kids for some fun exercise.

Next time you visit and/or if you live in the area, visit Flour Mill Bakery!  For more information about this bakery and others in our area. visit HomeOfPurdue.com.

 

Delight in Sweet Revolution Bake Shop

IMG_5850Happening Now!  Planning a stay in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana area? Whether you are looking for delicious dining, interesting attractions and shops, enticing events or home away from home lodging—a getaway to Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana is sure to satisfy. Right now everyone is talking about Sweet Revolution Bake Shop, serving decadent desserts that will make your taste buds rejoice in delight!

IMG_5848Recently, our staff made a visit to check out this savory new bakery.  Here are our feelings on some of their specialty treats.

Ashley shared, “The oatmeal cream pie was enough to share. Wonderful, sweet icing in the middle surrounded by generous, soft oatmeal cookies.”

Rachel also had the oatmeal cream pie. “You have to try the oatmeal cream pie! It was as big as my hand with two soft oatmeal cookies with the homemade butter cream inside. I thought I was full from my lunch right before, but I just couldn’t stop taking bites! Not too sweet, and just the right texture!”

“I will be going back for the chocolate raspberry cupcake!  The cake was moist, it had this amazing raspberry filling and the buttercream icing was perfection topped with fresh raspberries.” Lisa gushes about her dessert.

 

Little pies!

Little pies!

Jo shared, “The chocolate stout cheesecake was to die for! So creamy and chocolaty, the crust tasted like a very thin, wonderful toffee too. I am absolutely sure it was not on my diet, but still worth any pounds gained from eating it. Last week my son Tyler stopped there and brought over treats for dinner. Marissa had one of their individual peach pies and it was so good she was sending photos to her dad (who lives out-of-town) telling him how wonderful it was, maybe even taunting him a bit with the deliciousness? I had another chocolate stout cheesecake and again ate every bite.”

IMG_5849Sara has tried many of their sweet treats and has a few favorites, “I am not a cookie person, but their chocolate chip cookie is so delicious, I keep going back for more.  They sprinkle salt on the top which makes it a bit savory on top of the sweetness.  And their key lime pie, oh my!  It has the perfect tartness and is a yummy dessert after a heavy meal to cleanse the palette”

Make sure you visit Sweet Revolution Bake Shop on your next dessert shop adventures in Lafayette-West Lafayette.  It will sure to be added to your favorites list!

Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana, offers so many Indiana dining opportunities!  Check out all our great restaurants we have to offer at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

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A trip to Mama Ines Mexican Bakery brings back memories of my youth

Which treat would you choose??

Which treat would you choose??

We are excited to welcome Amanda Gordon, Sports Marketing & Recreation Manager for Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette, as a guest blogger for our site.  Enjoy!

Being a South Texas born girl means I had the pleasure of growing up in a culture that was a rich mosaic of American Settler, Spanish, Mexican, and Native American traditions.  It’s apparent in every aspect of life, from the arts, the language and the architecture, to music and fashion.   And then there was the food.  Aaahhh.  The glorious choices at one’s fingertips were never ending, from home made tortillas and tamales, to chicken fried steak or a sizzling bowl of Texas chili, it was indeed a charmed cornucopia.

MamaInes2Fast forward to Indiana and all of its offerings.  I’ve come to love pork tenderloin, chicken and noodles and sugar cream pie, but a trip to Mama Ines Mexican Bakery always sends me back to the days of chili peppers and the sweet smell of my grandmother making pecan pralines.

The first thing you’ll notice is that Mama Ines is not like a traditional American bakery.  Oh sure, you can get a gorgeous traditional, wedding or birthday cake, complete with whipped frosting and layers of your favorite flavor, but it’s the non traditional that makes Mama Ines special.photo

photo[1]With wall-to-wall glass doors sheltering endless tray-laden shelves of colorful offerings just waiting to be plucked, Mama Ines might as well have been picked up from the streets of Mexico and dropped onto State Road 52. You don’t have to wait for someone to help you, simply grab a pair of tongs and go to work filling your bag with your delectable selections.  From freshly baked empanadas filled with everything from fruit to cream cheese, buttery powdered sugar laced wedding cookies and an endless selection of Conchas (Mexican sweet breads), the only difficulty you’ll have is choosing what to fill your bag with.  If you want advice, don’t leave there without at least one cinnamon-sugar coated churro.  Mmmmm!  A Mexican masterpiece!

photo[2]One tip, be prepared to spend an extra fifty cents if you are paying with a credit card and purchasing less than $10 worth of product and unless you’re ordering for an army you will be hard pressed to spend that much.

For more information about this bakery and others in the area, please visit our website at www.HomeofPurdue.com.