Well, I think I have a new favorite bakery. After friends who live in Arlington raved about Butternut Bakehouse, I decided to head over to get goodies for our Sunday morning breakfast. We sampled several pastries and they were all really excellent. The croissants are incredibly flaky and buttery, probably the best I’ve had. The chocolate bouchon was rich and dark and creamy and we much preferred it to the one at High Rise in Cambridge. I usually find morning buns underwhelming, but this was moist and delicious, and the cinnamon sugar caramelized in a few spots, giving a nice chewy surprise.
The space is fairly small, as is the selection. There is a mix of sweet and savory and I’m guessing the selection changes a bit depending on what comes out of the oven. I was there about 8:30, and there were trays of new items being brought out.
Here are a couple of lousy pictures with lots of flakes on the cutting board from the incredibly flaky pastry.