The Setting: A charmingly decorated bakery situated at the end of a new Buford Highway strip mall.
The Staff: Friendly
The Food: While the prices rival some of the higher end bakeries around town, the flavors are a bit simple… bordering on bland and most offerings have a higher fat content than I enjoy. Also, a number of the items listed on the website were not present on the Saturday morning of our visit.
Sweet Potato Tart — The only flavors I could detect were the sweet potato itself and butter.
Raisin Bun with Coffee Buttercream — I am unsure what was used in the making of the buttercream, but, very little sugar (if any) was used.
Chocolate Muffin — Chocolate chips decorate the top of the muffin, but, are absent in the muffin itself. And, the chocolate flavor is far too mild. For such a dark muffin, it’s surprising that there is so little chocolate flavor.
Almond Tart — A cake-like filling has only a hint of almond flavor, but, an incredibly high fat content.
Corn and Chestnut Pound Cake — Very unusual, the corn flavor is quite strong and a bit shocking in this cake with a texture similar to angel food cake. The whipped egg whites give this cake a bit of a tough and squeaky texture. I’ve never understood the use of whipped egg whites in a pound cake. The delicate crumb that I expect in a pound cake is impossible to achieve when stiffly beaten egg whites are incorporated.
Iced Green Tea Latte — A recent trip to New York City (where I’ve sampled some of the best green tea of my life) has me spoiled… I was hoping for more.
Additional Noteworthy Info: Sandwiches are not available on the weekends. We found this incredibly odd.
Star of the Day: Sadly, none…
Bakery Cafe Maum
7130 Buford Hwy
Doraville, GA 30340