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Pint Size Bakery

Christy Augustin and Nancy Boehm’s Pint Size Bakery evinces a homespun, everyday vibe. You don’t need to cradle your precious purchases on the way to your table. These are big pastries and bigger flavors: the signature oatmeal-cream pie, Brown Shuga Crumb Cake and breakfast cookie, to name but a few. But Augustin and Boehm offer smaller, more subtle treats, too. New to me on my most recent visit was the oatmeal-stout tea cookie, gone in a few bites, cakelike in texture, with a malty and, yes, vaguely beerlike sweetness. This year I also reminded myself of Pint Size’s facility with savory treats like the “BLT” muffin flecked with bacon, sun-dried tomato and spinach. Big and small, sweet and savory, Pint Size’s true appeal is universal across its menu: Augustin’s and Boehm’s skills as bakers and their dedication to fresh, quality ingredients.

Hours: 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday (closed Sunday-Monday)

Last year's ranking: Rest of the Best

Opened: 2012

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