206 E. Commercial St., Springfield
The Vibe: Your favorite corner bakery
Try this Dish: Lemon curd galettes.
If the smell of yeast and fresh baked bread and pastries sends you over the edge, then stepping into Blue Heron Farm & Bakery’s shop on Commercial Street will feel like a little bit of heaven.
Owned by seasoned bakers Jennie and James Boosey, Blue Heron specializes in beautiful handmade pastries, often filled with handcrafted sweet and savory ingredients.
The shop also uses other locally made or grown ingredients, such as goat cheese from Terrell Creek Farm and greens from Box Turtle Farm.
We love that there’s a pastry on this menu for everybody, whether you want to indulge in a sweet and luscious raspberry cream croissant to satisfy your sweet tooth or a hearty and savory hand pie for lunch.
Our favorite sweet pastry is the lemon curd galette, filled with so dang much sweet curd and a lovely slice of candied lemon on top. In the savory category, we’re nuts for the sausage roll with its little skewer of pickles on top.
There are coffee, tea and espresso offerings as well. We like the Algerian, a refreshing lemony iced coffee.
The staff inside Blue Heron is always warm and welcoming, and that vibe extends to some of the restaurant’s additional offerings. You can take cooking classes through Blue Heron where the staff share their unique talents with curious home cooks.