Nothing brings joy to The Professor as much as finding a bakery on a bright sunny Saturday; especially one that is locally owned and operated in Broad Ripple, about 30 minutes from where we live. We took the day off to play in Southern Indiana with our Cincinnati family and stopped at Rene’s Bakery on the way south. All of their pastries are made from scratch daily including a variety of breads; we could have emptied the store but our wallets were limited and our waistlines can’t handle that much sugar . . .
In the end we walked out the door with a sour cream coffeecake, a loaf of brioche and a few raspberry-chocolate truffles unlike anything I’ve ever tasted . . . in fact, I am so enamored with these truffles, I am determined to recreate them here at Smith Bites!
The bakery provides pastries for Nordstroms at the Fashion Mall in Indianapolis and can be found at the Winter’s Farmers Market as well as an additional location on South Meridian in the downtown area; I was told that the Broad Ripple location will be making a move to larger quarters sometime in June.
And we always love a bakery that loves its customers . . . even the four-legged kind . . .
If you’re in the area, stop in at Rene’s Bakery . . . everything is ‘Handmade in Broad Ripple!’