In particular, we are fortunate to live less than an hour from Wisconsin Dells, the waterpark capital of the world — and who doesn't love to take a trip zooming down a waterslide outdoors in the heat or indoors in the middle of winter?
Recently, prior to one of our jaunts to the Dells, we took a look at Restaurant.com and discovered that one 10-minute pit stop could provide us with a plethora of incredible baked-from-scratch goodies to delight our taste buds. How have we made this drive so many times and never stopped off at The Mixing Bowl Bakery?
Conveniently located in Sauk City, Wisconsin, The Mixing Bowl Bakery is on a mission to "satisfy your baked goods desires by making all our items from scratch." This family-run bakery never uses any pre-made batters, doughs, or fillings while also opting for as many non-GMO and organic products as possible.
The end result? Muffins, cinnamon rolls, cookies, scones, pies, cheesecakes (as well as coffee, espresso, tea, yogurt, honey) and much more in a quaint, friendly atmosphere that makes you feel right at home!
Right inside the doors of The Mixing Bowl Bakery and I was struck with the way that the ambiance felt more like a friend's living room than a formal restaurant.
This isn't a stiff, traditional room filled with rows and rows of tables. Instead, this spacious bakery is filled with plenty of seating to enjoy your tasty food; as well as overstuffed leather couches and chairs; a bookshelf filled with games, puzzles and books; a counter and stools with a view right into the kitchen to watch the magic happen; and even a back corner with a large television and children's toys to keep little ones occupied and happy.
One table was even set up with a large, colorful puzzle for customers to spend a little or a lot of time working together to get it all together!
But no matter how welcome a restaurant or cafe makes you feel, it's all about the selection, quality, and taste of the foods, right?
Never fear, The Mixing Bowl Bakery fulfills that aspect just as well!
The most difficult part of visiting is definitely deciding which of these (plus many more) goodies to try first!
Fortunately, the staff of The Mixing Bowl Bakery were very patient with us as we went back and forth trying to pick our favorites... and eventually we had our box of baked goods picked out, boxed up, and ready to go.
After admiring the hard work that the younger family members were putting in to help out throughout the bakery (there was an adorable baby in an exersaucer and multiple preschool-aged children helping bring tools and supplies in from a large truck), we were back in our car and on the road. Had we not wanted to take a good look around and see the full selection, we could have saved even more time by going through the drive thru!
A short while later we were at our destination and couldn't help but lay out our goodies to admire them.
|There may or may not also have been two smoothies that were devoured during the drive and a large chocolate chip cookie that mysteriously disappeared. Ahem.|
Just from the photo you can probably tell how amazing these baked goods tasted! Everything was soft, fresh, and flavorful and the items that we saved until the following morning were still just as delicious. The only problem is that once we ran out, the rest of our breakfast wasn't nearly as tasty or fulfilling!
But now that we made the discovery of such a unique and delectable, locally-owned, family-run establishment, I have no doubt that we'll stop in to visit The Mixing Bowl Bakery again in the future. Our smoothies and bakery items were amazing, we saved a bundle by using a Restaurant.com certificate (SO easy to just pull it up right on my phone!), and everyone ended up happy!
If you have yet to try out Restaurant.com, you're missing out on all sorts of unique dining options in your local area as well as where you might be traveling. I love using their convenient app to look up locations when we're on the go and the Deals Near Me feature makes it a snap to find one-of-a-kind tasty locations when we're out and about and getting hungry. Don't miss out!
For more information about The Mixing Bowl Bakery, their location, their huge coffee selection, their daily specials, and more, connect with them on their website and Facebook. To find out about all of the money-saving options that Restaurant.com has to offer in your area (or in an area that you are planning to visit), head over to Restaurant.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter.
As a member of the Restaurant.com Review Crew, I have been provided gift cards and compensation in order to facilitate my reviews. However, all thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.