Peach Danish and oh so good. Great fruit glaze combined with a wondrous baked dough, this place is a find.
The Maple Street Bakery & Cafe is located on Maple Street (duh) in Abita Springs off of LA59 north of I-12 near Covington, Louisiana. I discovered this place when doing the post on the Abita Springs Cafe. Sorry for showing you so little. I only made one stop here, but will be back!
Abita Springs is a sleepy community first made famous from its spring water. You drive four blocks in any directions, you are out of town. This place and the outlying area boasts a brewery, a coffee-bean roasting plant, a water bottling plant, a restaurant, and a bakery ... a worthwhile stop if you live in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Covington or Slidell.
If you wait until 9 a.m., the drive from New Orleans is around 45 minutes.
Don't you just want to put your face in that lemon curd. Like I said the dough part is wondrous. And I haven't even gotten to the icing yet. I could easily gobble up two or three of these decadent delights.
This is a traditional favorite of the Danish pastries. Cream cheese makes everything better especially if there is icing already on it.
Bucket List Items:
Oatmeal-Raison Cookies and they're not small. Don't they look good!
Chocolate-Chip Cookies, the big kind. And to think that the first chocolate chip cookie was an accident. Not an accident, but Devine intervention.
This is what greets you when you enter the Maple Street Bakery: lemon danish, peach danish, fruit turnovers, petit fours, cheese danish, cherry danish, and a bunch of stuff on the bottom that I can't see. Don't you want to take one (or two) of everything home with you?