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USA, Texas, Fredericksburg – Twisted Sisters Bake Shop

(See my other Food related posts) – On a recent trip we passed through Fredericksburg, TX and decided to stop there for breakfast. We chose the Twisted Sisters Bake Shop located at 111 S. Washington St., Fredericksburg, TX.

The Twisted Sisters has a spacious customer service space. We chose some items to eat there for breakfast and others to take along and enjoy later in the day.

Their indoor dinning space was open and accommodated several guests. Even though it was a Sunday morning the cafe seemed to be very busy with both dine in and takeout customer. Several seemed to be regulars.

From this case we got one of the cupcakes in the pink wrapper (Tres Leches I think).

From this case we picked the Apple Coffee Cake in the top left corner. The Cupcake and Coffee Cake were saved to later in the day.

The real haul was made from this case. For breakfast we shared one of the Cinnamon Rolls at the top left and we each had one of the Ham & Cheese Croissants at the center top. i also took one of the Cranberry Scones on the bottom left for later in the day.

They offered quite a selection of food and drink. You cans see their menu here. I, of course, had a cup of coffee with my breakfast.

We were very pleased with everything we bought. The items were fresh and very tasty. I would certainly recommend stopping at the Twisted Sisters if you are in the Fredericksburg area.

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USA, Arizona, Tucson – La Estrella Bakery

(See my other food and location related posts) – While recently traveling through Tucson, Arizona we found the La Estrella Bakery. We are always looking for new bakeries or coffee roasters when we travel. There are two La Estrella locations in Tucson. We visited the one at 5266 S 12th AveTucson, AZ. This is a family owned Mexican bakery that has been in business since 1986.

The La Estrella Bakery doesn’t look like much from the outside, but they had a wonderful selection of baked good when we stopped by. It was almost noon on the day we stopped there so we were not expecting to have much of a selection. We were surprised!

We loved the variety of goodies available .

We each selected 3 or 4 items to have for breakfast and to enjoy on the rest of our drive.

We ended up with a box full of goodies.

It surprised us when we paid our bill that it all added up to just around $13. While I don’t expect to be traveling through Tucson very often, I would certainly take the time to stop at La Estrella again. Everything we tried was very good and fresh.

If you like pastries and are in Tucson, I recommend trying La Estrella!

USA, Oklahoma, Tulsa – Merritts Bakery

While recently driving back from Nevada, we took a detour through Tulsa, Oklahoma. We came across Merritt’s Bakery while we were there. It doesn’t look fancy from the outside, but inside there were a variety of goodies awaiting us.

There are three Merritt’s locations in the Tulsa area. The one shown above is the Midtown location at 3202 E. 15th St., Tulsa,Oklahoma. Merritt’s came into being in 1979 when Larry and Bobbie Merritt bought The Cake Box.

As you can see from the image above, Merritt’s has a lot of bakery items to offer.

We selected a few items for breakfast and took advantage of a small seating area inside the bakery to sit and enjoy. Other items went with us to snack on while we drove home. There was a very nice selection and everything we tried was excellent.

As you can see from the image above, we picked out several tasty items. If you visit their ‘Gallery‘ page you will find a long list of goodies for order.

Tulsa is probably not a city we will travel through often. We definitely will remember Merritt’s though. Anytime we are in the locale we will arrange to stop.

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USA, Nevada, Henderson – Kneaders Bakery & Cafe

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(See my other Dessert related posts) – One of the places we visited the last time in Nevada was a Kneaders Bakery & Cafe location. The one we tried is located at 11271 Eastern Avenue, Henderson, NV 89052. This is a chain with 47 locations at the time I write this spread across the states of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Texas, and Utah. 

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Kneaders began in Orem, Utah in 1997. From baking bread, their menu expanded. Now it includes sandwiches, soups, salads, and pastries.

They serve breakfast items including their signature Chunky Cinamon French Toast.






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Of course, we were only looking at the pastries the day we visited. I know we tried the Cinamon Rolls and cookies. These were good. Kneaders does have a wide variety and it is a large cafe. The one we visited was busy.

On the whole, we enjoyed Kneaders. It is a chain though and the items we found at small independent bakeries like Gama Mexican Bakery, Le Paris Brest Cafe, and Chef Flemmings were better. That said, I would certainly visit a Kneaders again.

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USA, New Mexico, Albuquerque – Swiss Alps Bakery


(See my other Dessert related posts) – We were traveling through Albuquerque, NM a few days ago, and found the Swiss Alps Bakery. It is located at 3000 San Pedro NE, Suite F, Albuquerque, NM 87110


It does not look like much from the outside but they have some very good baked goods.


Among the items we tried from the display shown above were: a Cherry Danish (second shelf from top to the left), an Elephant Tail (second from right on the bottom), and an Elephant Toe (second from left on bottom). They were all very good!


They had other items as well. Beyond the baked goods, they offer a variety of breakfast items, Sandwiches, Paninis, Pizza, Quesadillas as well as Soup & Salad. Check out their full menu.

In addition to the baked desserts, the bakery also makes different loaves of bread on a daily basis. They also do specialty cakes and pies. The Swiss Alp Bakery is open 0700-1600 Mon-Sat, and 0900-1500 Sundays.

This will be a place we will visit again! If you are looking for good baked good give the Swiss Alps Bakery a try.

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