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Boulder’s Best Bakeries and Cafes for Your Favorite Fall Treats

Boulder's Best Bakeries

Crisp mornings and cool evenings are here to stay, but that doesn’t mean our city goes into hibernation mode. Boulder has plenty to do year-round, especially when it comes to dining. This fall, Boulder residents can satisfy a sweet tooth or quench a coffee craving at one of our city’s noteworthy bakeries and cafes. Here are a few of our favorite spots throughout Boulder. 

Shamane’s Bake Shoppe

Pastry chef Shamane Simmons has been fulfilling dessert dreams since 2004. Shamane, who has traveled the world perfecting her culinary and baking techniques, creates picturesque pastries that are just as beautiful as they are delicious. This fall, Shamane’s Bake Shoppe will offer seasonal desserts like frangipane bars, sticky-toffee pudding (December only), and rotating cookies that feature fall’s fruitful bounty. Place a custom order for holiday treats or stop by and select from the extensive dessert menu. 

Boulder Baked

A favorite of CU students and Boulder residents alike, Boulder Baked serves up sweet and savory treats year-round. Cold autumn nights call for one of the bakery’s rich, housemade soups or gooey, grilled cheese. Dessert lovers will delight in the cookie of the month – a rotating menu that features seasonal produce and candies baked together in a soft, warm cookie. Sweet and savory unite at this beloved Boulder bakery. 

Spruce Confections

From hand-shaped croissants to rich, silky cups of espresso, Spruce Confections takes pride in each menu item. Everything is made from scratch, focusing on using high-quality ingredients that truly make the pastries sing. Custom order a cake for special occasions or duck in on a chilly fall afternoon to warm up with a fresh cup of expertly-extracted espresso. You can’t go wrong at this high end confectioner’s shop. 

Piece, Love & Chocolate 

Pearl Street’s treasured chocolatier is famous for its hot sipping chocolate, which is so much more than your average cup of cocoa. From flavors like Maya Spice to Honey Lavender, Piece, Love & Chocolate gets creative with this notable drink. Shake up a typical date night and spend time at this little cafe reading love notes tucked inside the brick walls, and consider leaving one of your own. 😉 

Kim and Jake’s Cakes 

Everything at this Boulder bakery is gluten-free and just as delicious as traditional baked goods… even more so. The dynamic duo behind this innovative bakery makes gourmet popcorn, custom cakes, rolls, loaf bread, cookies, and more. Place a holiday order that is sure to delight all your party guests. 

The arrival of fall ushers in much more than pumpkin spice flavored beverages. This bevy of Boulder bakeries meticulously crafts batches of buttery pastries, rich spiced cakes, and hot, creamy soups that capture fall’s array of flavors. Treat yourself this autumn.

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