What I Ate {at Highland Bakery} on Wednesday

Happy What I Ate Wednesday! I’m a sucker for themes, and while I was thisclose to not posting because I have been just plain lazy and not feeling up to it, I noticed Jenn gave a LOVE your veggies theme for the month of February and I jumped straight to uploading pictures of my recent eats. I do love my veggies but this post, however, doesn’t include lots of em’ unless a carrot cake mini counts as a vegetable? Let’s freakin’ hope so!

Breakfast is my favorite meal and when a cute boy I like a lot asks me out on a breakfast date to one of Atlanta’s best bakeries, I never decline. Today was only the second time I’ve been to Highland Bakery as we are ‘broke college students’ trying to save any and every way we can but we considered it a treat and have no regrets! I ordered the shrimp -n- grits with jalapeño foccacia off of the breakfast menu. Soooooo delicious!

Shrimp and grits

Stone ground grits with sautéed seasoned gulf shrimp and a creamy jalapeño foccacia with chopped cilantro.

The best part about the jalapeño foccacia is the stringy cheddar lining the bottom of it. Mmmmm

The reason why I love this bakery so much is the passion they put into their food items. They mill their own grains and pretty much everything is made from scratch just the way it’s supposed to be. Nearly every item on the menu is considered a southern comfort food but the fresh and sustainable process they take into making their food is what makes it so much more enjoyable. The following information is copy + pasted from the about us page on their website, more info can be found at at www.highlandbakery.com.

It all started with Stacey thinking about coffee.

She likes really good coffee, and figured other people would, too. So she set up some coffee carts around the city and began schooling Atlantans on how to change their morning ritual from “coffee, please” to “double tall skinny half caff bald latte, please.”

Then she started thinking about cycling. And she quickly learned that a body cannot run on coffee alone (no matter how good it is).

So she started thinking about muffins. Really good muffins. The kind of muffins that are stuffed with clean healthy delicious fuel a body craves.

And she started thinking about breads. Whole grain, chemical free breads. Not the sandy Patchouli and Birkenstock kind of breads, but the kind of breads foodies would love.

That got her thinking about her Mama’s cooking, and how good southern comfort food can be. And she figured other people would think so, too.

And as she was thinking these thoughts, her pondering was interrupted by the sound of opportunity knocking. So she answered it, and here we are.

But now the muffin and bread ideas have expanded to include a full and abundant array of bakery goods, from cookies to radical pastries to highly decorative cakes.

And Mama’s southern comfort has broadened its horizons, growing into a full menu that stretches comfortably from crabcake benedict to ricotta pancakes, to cornbread panzanella salad.

And you can still get your double, tall, skinny, half-caff, bald latte.


The first time Seth and I went to HB, we left with a happy and full tummy and chose not to order the goods. This time with a happy and full tummy again, we chose to order the goods and I’m so, so glad. He ordered a huge Red Velvet cupcake and I ordered 4 mini cupcakes. When I got home, I split the minis into two and tasted each. While they were all the best cupcakes I’ve tasted, the hi-top peanut butter is my favorite and the red velvet is right behind it!

{Left to Right}: Carrot cake, red velvet, german chocolate, peanut butter hi-top

Split and saved until another craving hits! Have a great Wednesday, friends.

P.S. I get it. I need a camera, and you’re probably thinking the same thing! I think it’s hilarious when bloggers apologize for using their iPhone for photos but that’s the only thing I have for now. Maybe one day I will be able to purchase a fancy, schmancy camera but I don’t think a little fuzz and blur will hurt anyone. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!!


3 thoughts on “What I Ate {at Highland Bakery} on Wednesday

  1. Hopped over here from Peas and Crayons. Just wanted to let you know that I’m experiencing the same problem….no camera! Mine broke and while I was debating on what to get I have been using my iphone. Its not that bad! Your photos are just as fun as any other. 🙂

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