There seem to be two kinds of people in this world - the people who love The Mill, and the people who think it's crazy to spend $5 on a piece of toast. We fall firmly into the former of those groups. The Mill can have all of our money - for toast, for coffee, for weird little earthenware mugs...all of it.
Judging by the near constant lines, we aren't alone in our affinity for The Mill or our willingness to spend our time and money here. So what is it that makes this place so appealing to a certain type of person? The fact that it's the perfect convergence of craft food culture and design. Do you love drinking organic, responsibly sourced, pour over coffee? Do you live for freshly baked bread and home made preserves? Do you own a typewriter? Then you're gonna love it here.
Admittedly, a big part of the appeal is just how cool The Mill looks. It's a huge space with a Modern Scandanavian vibe and lots of natural light. There's lots of seating, including some tables out front that are ideal for a warm Indian Summer morning. But we'd argue that he food here is just as good a reason to visit. Josey Baker bread is some pretty amazing stuff, and the pastries and coffee get the job done too. The Mill also just started serving pizza on Monday nights, which we'll probably be lining up for sometime soon. By the way, if the toast here costs $5, how much will they charge for pizza? We're guessing for some people it won't really matter.
Topped with cream cheese, salt, and pepper. Could you make this at home? Only if you are the world's greatest unknown home baker. This one's all about the bread.
A big, thick piece of country bread with butter and house made apple butter. This thing is glorious.
Whole Wheat Sesame Poppy
Good with honey and butter, good with jam, good every way.
we prefer the sweet stuff over the savory when it comes to The Mill's pastry case. The last two times we've visited, there has been a blackberry and pistachio croissant thing that dreams are made of. Order it if you see it.