I was so excited FINALLY to stop in at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe recently and sample many of the treats and dishes!
Heather gave you a thorough tour of Jolly Holiday when the bakery first opened AND introduced you to the lemon meringue bar! And you know how much I love those Mickey Ganache Tarts that I wrote about earlier. But today, we are going to talk about a couple more must-try items!
As the name implies, Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe takes its theme from the classic live action Disney film, Mary Poppins. As a result, you see many decorative touches that echo the time period in which the film is set, the much-beloved Edwardian Era. Façades of the building are sprinkled liberally with gingerbread cutwork – perfect for both a bakery AND Mainstreet U.S.A.!
Inside, no detail has been left out. We absolutely adore the stained glass penguin windows, which bring in the animated elements of the film — touches that were celebrated as groundbreaking at the time the movie was made. It’s just plain neat to see the “cartoon” portions of the story highlighted in this upscale way.
The grandeur and “over the top” feel that crowned the time period is evident in the decorative details, right down to the rose trim on this chandelier. I loved this touch!
Looking around at the lovely space lent to our excitement about the food to come (and helped with the UBER LONG line that Jolly Holiday almost always has ;-D), so let’s get [Read more…]