Becky has been singing the praises of Amelie’s Bakery, even Pioneer Woman has sung the praises of Amelie’s after her visit to Charlotte but Melissa and I finally made it to Amelie’s last night. It’s a 24 hour bakery in NoDa made for the young and hip. Well, I don’t know if it was made for the young and hip but it certainly is.
The bakery is almost as much about the experience and environment as it is about the yummy French pastries. Off the main bakery room there were several lounge rooms were many people were ensconced in laptop work or group chats.
I was shocked to find every single table and couch full save one two-seat table at the door that Melissa and grabbed and spent the next 2 hours chatting away.
I had the salted caramel brownie and wow, it was delish! I loved the thin crunchy layer in between the two very moist and chewy chocolate and caramel layers. PW agreed and recreated the recipe after returning from Charlotte.
I couldn’t go to Amelie’s and not return without something for the family so this is what I got: Lexi got the salted caramel brownie, Emma got the mixed berry tart, I got a cream cheese puff for breakfast and I got Scott the raspberry chocolate tart.
OK, I have to be honest here and say while the salted caramel brownie knocked my socks off, I wasn’t very impressed with the cream cheese puff. I found the whole thing to be a little dry and lacking in the cream cheese department. The raspberry chocolate tart got thumbs up from Scott and the same from Emma’s berry tart. Please don’t ask me to rate any dessert that has fruit in it. However, ALL of us raved over the brownie. I’m declaring that our winner!
If you’re in the Charlotte area or ever visiting, make sure to check it out but be sure to plan lots of time to hang out an enjoy!