Inside: Join me as I walk you through a hidden gem we discovered right off of 71 N and SR 95. This amazing bakery and cafe is totally worth the drive from Columbus, Ohio!
Book clubs. Moms groups. Play groups. Sports leagues. Those are the types of groups normal people join.
I’m in an egg club.
No, seriously. I am.
There’s about 20 of us, and we take turns driving from Columbus, Ohio to this totally amazing organic Amish farm in Fredricktown. Once there, we load up our car with 50 dozen cage free, pastured chicken eggs and drive back to Columbus to share our egg bounty with the rest of the group members.
This helps us to support a local farm, shake the hand of a farmer who helps nourish my family, and save money on high quality eggs.
(Side note, it also gives my 6 year old city slicker some inspiration. Once we got home from our trip to the farm, she insisted on helping daddy with chores on the “family farm” and spent 2 hours raking leaves and cleaning up our yard. Score!)
But anyway, back to my egg club. Today was my turn to pick up some eggs. And we were running a little late and it’s not like I can just pick up a telephone to inform my Amish friends I’ve been a bit detained, so we skipped the usual lazy Saturday diner breakfast.
On the way back home, stomach growling, I was eyeing every McDonald’s we passed.
But here’s the thing, I truly believe that every time we open our wallets, we’re voting. And I’m not particularly on #teamMcDonalds and right before the hangry beast made an appearance to yell at the husband, I spotted something out of the corner of my eye.
In what appeared to be an extended gas station, I saw a sign. We were only about 25 miles away from Polaris but I was intrigued by the name.
So of course, we stopped.
And I’m so happy we did.
It. was. fantastic.
8 Sisters Bakery
Immediately, we were in love. It was the cutest little spot. There were only a handful of tables, a small wooden counter with chairs, and several cases full of delicious treats. We could look into the their bakery and everything was perfectly clean and organized. And the aroma that hits you as soon as you walk in – so intoxicating.
There’s just something amazing about freshly baked goods.
While talking to the sweet ladies behind the case, I learned that all the recipes were the owner’s Amish family secrets. I couldn’t wait to order!
Super cute decor.
There were a handful of tables and a wooden counter with chairs. 8 Sisters Bakery had espressos, cappuccinos and lattes available
The staff was super welcoming and answered all my questions and shared stories with me.
8 Sisters Bakery has a small menu of options, not to mention the delicious baked goods case.
In addition to their food menu and bakery items, they had some daily specials listed out that included options like various quiches, soups, and sandwiches.
Along with a latte (for me) and black coffee (for him) we sampled a few things off their menu, including a slice of their quiche, which was on special.
It should be noted that their coffee was FANTASTIC.
I am usually happy with whatever coffee is served as long as it’s not horribly watered down, and just assume most places won’t make a cup of coffee as delicious as what the boy makes at home. But I took one sip of my latte and I was blown away. It actually tasted like something out of a cafe in Italy. And trust me, I’ve finally figured out the art of ordering coffee in Italy.
All their breakfast entrees came with a side of bread pudding which was super fun. And I was thinking I majorly scored because my husband despises bread pudding, and I thought I could snag his side, too. Except, he took a bite, fell in love, inhaled his bread pudding, and questioningly hovered his fork over mine all in the span of 45 seconds.
And I gave him an extra bite of mine, too, because damn those baby blue eyes!
Bacon and onion quiche. This was soooooo good. Perfect crust, custardy eggs, and yummy flavor from the applewood bacon!
Breakfast sandwich with sausage, egg, and cheese. You could also order this on homemade, toasted bagel.
And at our house Saturdays = dessert for breakfast, so we split a GIANT cinnamon roll. Oh man. Oh man. Oh man.
This roll deserves a second shot. It was so amazingly light and fluffy, just enough cinnamon flavor, and the perfect icing – not sickly sweet like a lot of places.
Check out the goodies in their case!
Pies and slices of cake
So many donut choices
Check out the cute cut out cookies!
We watched as college aged kids came in and bought some day old donuts. What a deal!
Looks like the 8 Sisters Bakery loves to support local as much as I do. This was super cool.
Check out the family story – written on the wall in the cafe.
As I was reading the story of how the 8 Sisters Bakery started (wait, in addition to having 8 sisters, the owner also had 8 brothers?!), I may have started to tear up….when a nice gentleman smiled at me and asked if I liked the story. I did, and then he proceeded to tell me how proud he was of his daughter Emma for starting the cafe.
Wait, was I just talking to Dad Schwartz?!?!
There’s nothing I love more than being around people sharing their light. What a world it would be if only we all had the courage to follow our dreams and share our light with the world.
I totally fell in love with 8 Sisters Bakery. And I know if you make a trip up, you’ll love it too.
If you visit, there’s a chance you’ll catch Dad Schwartz hanging out and enjoying a cup of coffee. If you see him, tell him hello and make sure you let him know how delicious everything was.