Monday, April 18, 2011

Cakes Bakery and Buying a House

Yesterday, Z and I made an offer on a house. It was exciting, nerve-wracking and almost unbelievable...but we did it. We should find out today what the next steps are!

In addition to house hunting, we had a very low key weekend filled with friends, food and relaxation. My parents and little sister also paid me a visit early Saturday morning, which was complete with a trip to Cakes in Arlington for a light breakfast and some much-needed iced coffee.

Cakes (with other locations in Milton and Watertown) recently opened on Mass Ave. in Arlington, but I only went there for the first time a few weeks ago. I only got an iced coffee on my first visit, but was intrigued by the cafe's freshly baked pastries, locally-made breads, and sandwich options listed on their chalkboard menus. So, when I took my family there for breakfast on Saturday, I was eager to try the food.

After much consideration, I opted for an egg and cheese sandwich on Harvest bread (Cakes had four options of bread for me to choose from). 

I was a little nervous that without some sort of vegetable and/or loads of black pepper (which is how I like my eggs) this sandwich would be pretty bland, but I was surprised at how flavorful it was despite its simplicity. The eggs were perfectly cooked, and the Harvest bread was out-of-this-world tasty, and obviously homemade. 

The only downside: I found a fairly large egg shell in my sandwich, and am pretty sure I ate a few more before I spotted this one. After a Google search, I found that egg shells are actually good for you (who knew?) but they're still not very pleasant to eat, at least unexpectedly. 

When it comes to prices, Cakes is very reasonably priced, especially for the homemade, quality food you're getting. The coffee alone is outstanding - just don't expect to pay Dunkin' Donuts' prices here. But, you're definitely paying for what you're getting (in both cases).

What are some highlights from your weekend?

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  1. A house! My goodness, congratulations and good luck.

  2. Congrats on the offer! I hope the offer gets accepted!

  3. Thank you, Molly and Michelle!! I appreciate it!

  4. Wow a house! Very exciting, where is it? That egg sandwich looks good!

  5. an egg shell should still not be in a sandwich even if its good for you!

    congrats on placing an offer on a house. thats such exciting news!

  6. Congrats on the house! Fingers crossed all goes well!

  7. yay!! and I recognize dads red shirt anywhere! lol