Bread Basket Café & Bakery: My First Stop on the Hoosier Pie Trail

I ate breakfast at the Bread Basket Café & Bakery in Danville, Indiana, three years ago and loved their fresh spin on the meal. So when I was heading to Danville again this year for the third annual Mayberry in the Midwest Festival, I wanted to be sure to eat there again. This visit, however, wasn’t for a meal, but rather for dessert, to kick off my quest to complete the Hoosier Pie Trail.

Hoosier Pie Trail

The Indiana Foodways Alliance has developed nineteen culinary trails throughout Indiana. One of those trails is the Hoosier Pie Trail, and my goal is to eat pie at each of the seventeen restaurants on the trail over the next couple of years.

Bread Basket Café & Bakery Pie

Bread Basket Café & Bakery has expanded a bit since the last time we were there. They opened another room of the old renovated house that they occupy for dining.

newly added roomThe cafe feels as comfortable as home. I especially enjoyed a table with a view of the big stone fireplace even though it was a warm spring day.

Bread Basket Cafe fireplaceWith thirteen pie options, it wasn’t easy to decide on which one to order.

dessert caseI finally chose the piña colada pie, which is the same as coconut cream but with pineapple added to it. They didn’t have it available that day by the slice, so I had an individual “Sweetie Pie.”  The pie came adorned with an umbrella, the type you’d find in a piña colada drink.

Pina Colada PieThe “individual” Sweetie Pie was much larger than I–or probably most other people–would be able to eat. I finished about a quarter of it, took the rest home, and got three more small servings out of it.

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Skip ordered a slice of the Raspberry-Cherry pie served with ice cream.

Raspberry Cherry PieBread Basket Café & Bakery also offers fourteen cake options, including some unusual varieties like Blackberry Wine Chocolate (sounds especially tempting) and Vanilla Berry Ganache. As with the the pies, you can purchase the cakes by the slice, the full cake or a small Baby Cake. Baby Cakes are the perfect size for a small birthday celebration.

Baby CakesBesides pies and cakes, Bread Basket Café & Bakery offers scones, cinnamon rolls and cookies on their bakery menu. All of the desserts are made in-house daily.

If you go to Bread Basket Café & Bakery

Bread Basket Café & Bakery, a short three-minute walk from the Danville, Indiana, square, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Breakfast is served until 11 a.m. weekdays and all day on Saturday. Visit the website for further details, including the full menu.

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Disclosures: My visit to Hendricks County, Indiana, was hosted by Visit Hendricks County. Our pie was complimentary; however, all opinions in this article are my own.
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