Standard Baking Company in Portland, Maine

On today’s agenda is a visit to Peaks Island. And just across the street from the ferry terminal is a Standard Baking Company, owned by Sam Hayward — also the owner of  Fore Street, which Boo and I visited during our trip in 2007. The bakery makes both breads and sweets, and on a Friday morning in August, it seems everyone and his mother wants to have one or the other. The line was out the door. Luckily, it moved quickly, and once you’re inside, you get to choose among these delicious items:

My vantage from my space in line:

The line:

The coffee section of the bakery:

Blueberry oatmeal scone:

I got one, but Greg and I thought it a little dry. Too bad. Other bakery items:

Besides the blueberry scone, I also got a cranberry one (also dry), two croissants (one chocolate), and some cookies for later. Only the scones were a miss. Everything else was delishy.

Ringing my order:

A great way to start the day!

Th 411 on Standard Baking Company: 75 Commercial St., Portland, Maine. 207-773-2112.

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