Bread Basket Cafe and Bakery

Bread Basket Cafe and Bakery

Rooster and I rolled out of bed early on a rainy Saturday morning and traveled to the Bread Basket Café & Bakery to enjoy a scrumptious breakfast.  #Bread Basket Café & Bakery #Danville #Indiana #Pepery Pig #Cinnamon Roll French Toast

What do people in Indiana do when the weather turns bad and they need a good adventure? They go online and look for a unique eatery. Options for excitement are limited during hibernation season in Indiana. Rooster booted his computer and stumbled across Bread Basket Café & Bakery.

The reviews about this eating establishment claimed people had traveled to the restaurant, and in true Hoosier fashion, they searched for something to complain about. The amazing part of the review was they couldn’t find a single thing to criticize. That conclusion rubs against the grain of Hoosier mentality. The gauntlet was thrown down. Rooster said we had to go to 46 S. Tennessee St Danville, Indiana, and see if the good reviews were a pack of lies.

Seventy-mile trip to Danville, Indiana to the Bread Basket Café & Bakery.

Indeed, heavy rain was falling from the sky as we made the seventy-mile trip to Danville. We’ve had a wet fall to match the wet spring. Hoosiers tend to talk a lot about the weather. It is the erratic and sometimes irritating element, which governs our daily lives. This time of year, we can wake up to sunshine, have a thunderstorm in the afternoon, hail by nightfall, and wake up to six inches of snow the next morning. It’s not uncommon for travelers through our state to experience the weather of all four seasons before they reach the Illinois state line where they are guaranteed to experience more of the same. Today, our choice was to get wet or stay home. Rooster and I decided we wouldn’t melt if we experienced a little rain.

We passed the Bread Basket Café & Bakery many times

Danville is a small Indiana town experiencing some growing pains. We hadn’t passed through there in many years, but we could see the small town had expanded into a tiny city. The GPS told us to turn right on Tennessee Street, but we had a hard time spotting anything that looked like a restaurant. We looked to our left and noticed a beige house with a red open sign flashing in the window. We knew we’d located the restaurant. A sign said the entrance was around back.

Rooster and I  knew we were at the right spot as soon as we walked through the door and caught a whiff of fresh bread baking. We had a twenty-minute wait to get a seat. It was worth the time we spent soaking up the restaurant’s decor. The house was divided up into the original rooms, but the kitchen was open so the diners could watch the activity in the kitchen.

The Bread Basket Café & Bakery committed to goodness

I was able to take in at one glance the place was clean and the food was prepared with the commitment of goodness. The bakery portion of the restaurant was amazing. Samples of their cakes were displayed behind glass to tempt the patrons to take home to devour. Everything displayed was against the regulations of my sugar-free diet. I was in a rule-breaking mood, but Rooster discouraged me from participating in a sugar fest. He claims he wants to have me around for a while.

It was amazing how fast we were shown to a seat. The dining area was comfortable and classy. A cotton tablecloth and napkins covered the table. Our seat was in a cozy corner next to the fireplace. The environment couldn’t have been more perfect. A server moved to our table as soon as we were settled into the spot, wearing a t-shirt,  claiming the restaurant was family-owned. I’m going to make a confession. I cheated when I ordered the Cinnamon Roll French Toast. Rooster selected the Peppery Pig Omelet, which is two of the restaurant’s specialties. He agreed not to nag me if I consented to share.

Cinnamon Roo French Toast and the Peppery Pig at the Bread Basket Café & Bakery.

The arrangement worked out perfectly. The Cinnamon Roll French Toast was amazing. We didn’t need to use syrup. It had an intriguing flavor without the addition of more sugar. The Peppery Pig was delightful. The use of grain mustard gave the omelet a unique taste. Rooster says he wants to go back and try the Peppery Pig again. The cinnamon roll french toast overwhelmed Rooster’s taste buds to such an extent he couldn’t appreciate the flavor of the Peppery Pig.

It turns out the good reviews were right. We couldn’t find a single thing to complain about on our visit to Bread Basket Café & Bakery.

The Bread Basket Cafe and Bakery provided us with fantastic service done in a comfortable and chic atmosphere. The food tasted as good as the reviewers bragged about. Indeed, Rooster and I experienced a memorable dining experience. This family-owned eatery buys from local farmers whenever possible. This farm to table concept is good for the environment. The restaurant started as an act of faith and service. You can taste that commitment in the food they serve. We’ll be singing the Bread Basket Cafe and Bakery’s praises to all our friends as soon as we returned home. If you’re in the Danville area from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. on a Tuesday through Saturday. Stop by the Bread Basket Café & Bakery, you will be glad you did.

Who is Molly Shea?

Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana, who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh.  To read more of her short stories and adventures click here.

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Published by henhouselady

I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

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