occasionally, you wake up + “unintentionally” find yourself in the sunniest corner of the coziest local coffee shop. the room is filled with smells of freshly brewed coffee + straight-from-the-oven pastries. you have a view out the window of des moines’ quaintest neighborhood. where you can enjoy your delicious treat + watch the passersby. it’s the best way to start your day.
scenic route bakery.
the husband + I have a way of finding ourselves at scenic route bakery most saturday mornings. (and if we’re operating at a slower pace, it’s great for lunch too). regardless, we go there! for example, every trip to the dog park is preceded with a coffee + treat to go.
it’s bittersweet to know we will very soon be calling the suburbs home. I’ve fallen crazy in love with des moines, and the convenience of living right downtown has been amazing. we have places like this within walking distance from our front door. but when you find places this good, you make the trip downtown to visit. so I will be savoring every moment of my last month wandering into the east village for an iced coffee + a freshly baked pastry at scenic route bakery. and after that, I’ll just plan for all of my meetings to be there. (I’m a girl with a plan).
do you have a favorite neighborhood in your city? is there a coffee shop you can’t get enough of?