Eager for French croissants? Look no further than Eat Cake 4 Breakfast Bakery in Brewster. “We have everything from plain to chocolate, almond and pistachio, and ham and cheese,” says Pastry Chef and Owner Danielle Nettleton. “Our most popular treat by far is the Brewster Bun. That’s croissant dough rolled up in sugar and spices. No matter how many of those we make, we always seem to sell out.”
Along with fluffy croissants, they also make macaroons, fruit tarts, large cakes to order, and even a pie of the month. And many people rave about the decadent petite cakes, including cheesecake, opera cake, and chocolate mousse.
“We’re French pastry with an American twist,” she says, which is no surprise considering that Nettleton studied the culinary arts at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. Even the name is a play on Marie Antoinette’s famous quote, “Let them eat cake.” Nettleton takes great pride in her pastries, especially when people get a chance to try something new. “I think sometimes on the Cape people can be a little sheltered in terms of what they’ve tried, so we’re just opening the door to new flavors,” she says.