Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sweet Treat

One of my greatest pleasures in Mt. Lebanon is Uptown Coffee on Washington Road, and it's not even about the coffee.  Owner Elizabeth Boyd has to be the best baker around and her every creation is a revelation:  super-chocolatey brownies (no nuts, yay!), foot-tall cakes, a perfect key lime pie, cinnamon-almond coffee cake (my absolute fave), hot-from-the-oven scones on Saturdays and cookies for the kid in everyone.

My only wish:  that other Lebo cafes (Aldo's? Blue Horse? Coffee Tree?) would buy their baked goods from Elizabeth.  Buying local is the way to go and if you can't beat 'em, folks, by all means join 'em.  Everybody wins!

2 comments:

  1. As consumers, it is our job to demand our vendors to use local suppliers and artisans whenever possible.By doing this we help lower our carbon-foot print, support local producers/artisans and in this case, ensure fresh and tasty treats that are locally baked.
    What could be better than sipping a cup of coffee at a locally owned coffee shop while enjoying a locally baked scone? This is one of those small things that sets MtL apart from many other communities.

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  2. I'm a regular at Aldo Coffee, and I'm pretty sure they make a lot of their own foods, including soups and baked goods like quiches. It's hard to get more local than that. :-)

    Cheers,
    Tom

    P.S. Congratulations on launching your blog. It's always great to have more conversation about our community.

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