Recently, I had a great lunch at a place with a familiar name, but the restaurant was new to me: Wiltshire Pantry and Bakery. Many of you already know Susan Hershberg’s two other cooking establishments, Wiltshire on Market and Wiltshire Catering. This restaurant and bakery opened after Derby this year.

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This is an extension of their catering business building at 901 Barrett Avenue.

They are open for breakfast and lunch only and are known for baked goods. Susan Hershberg wanted to give her head baker, or “baking goddess,” Deanna Rushing, a place to show her talents.

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Pastries almost gone by 11:00 a.m.

In addition to the great pastries and desserts, which usually sell out by 9 a.m. on the weekends, there is a great savory breakfast selection, coffee and tea drinks and lunch menu.

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Lunch menu. Love this distinction: Items are either on or off the bread.

 

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Coffee and Tea menu. This so creative and pretty, I had to document it.

I went for lunch and ordered the Vegetarian Chop Salad that has a great selection fresh veggies in it, highlighted by chopped, fresh parsley and corn cut off the cob. I also ordered the soup of the day, which was a Vegetarian Minestrone, with zucchini and yellow squash, green beans, celery, carrot, tomato and orzo all topped with shaved parmesan.

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Cup of vegetarian minestrone soup and the vegetarian chop salad.

If breakfast is your thing, they serve breakfast here Tuesday through Sunday. From what I can tell, breakfast is pretty popular. I came for an early lunch and most of the pastries and savory egg dishes were sold out.

Granola bars (one of their bestsellers) made with compote of apple, fig and asian pear.

Granola bars (one of their bestsellers) made with compote of apple, fig and asian pear.

 

Almond croissants are a top seller. Only one left on this day.

Almond croissants are a top seller. Only one left on this day.

 

Breakfast quiches are always a hit. Image credit: Wiltshire Pantry.

Breakfast quiches filled with ham, tomato and gruyere are always a hit. Image credit: Wiltshire Pantry.

 

Grit cakes with egg and onion jam. Image credit: Wiltshire Pantry.

Grit cakes with egg and onion jam. Image credit: Wiltshire Pantry.

Last but not least, the desserts.

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Coffee Almond Succe (pronounced su-say) and Chocolate Raspberry Layer Cake.

They also have a strong take-out business, not only for the pastries, but for bread and cookies, as well.

Take some cookies home.

Take some cookies home.

 

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Breads of the day

 

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Take home some Rosemary Lavash and Red Hot Roasters Coffee.

Hungry yet?

Wiltshire Pantry Bakery and Cafe is located at the corner of Breckinridge and Barrett in the old Highlands. Visit their website here wiltshirepantry.com/bakery-and-cafe.