Middleton sweet spots

Baking is an art form in Middleton, where food lovers discover a sweet blend of old-world classics and inventive decadence. Now is the best time of year to explore these craft bakeries—pick up something for a holiday party, a gift, or yourself. Here’s a sample of our favorite sweet treats.

Chocolaterian

Two words: Badger Bait. If you haven’t tried this decadent local concoction, you’re missing out. Head to this Middleton Café for a variety of delicious sweet and savory items, wine and coffee. A boxed assortment of Chocolaterian treats is a hit at any holiday party.

Bloom Bindery

You’ll find this impossibly cute bakery on a corner in downtown Middleton. Bloom Bindery is actually a cookie bakery, bookstore and coffeehouse. It’s delicious and very Instagram-friendly. Enjoy a snack there and take a selection of treats for the road.

Hurts Donut

Is there such a thing as donut heaven? Yes, it’s called Hurts and it’s open 25 hours a day, 8 days a week. Those expanded hours are necessary when you make donuts this delicious. Bring an assortment to your next gathering and enjoy being a hero.

Clasen’s European Bakery

Get out your passport: Clasen’s bakers are serving up a variety of pastries, breads, cakes and confections, all done the old-world way. Pick up a loaf of fresh and hearty bread, some chocolate dipped almond horns, butterfly wings or chocolate covered marzipan.

Prairie Café and Bakery

Cinnamon roll lovers: stop here. Prairie Café & Bakery’s rolls are the real deal. The café makes them daily—they start with a rich brioche dough and make them fresh with loads of cinnamon before topping them with a light glaze and frosting. Perfection!

Hubbard Avenue Diner and Bakery

Pie taco? Yep, it exists, and you can find it in downtown Middleton. It’s just what you think it is: a taco-shaped pie crust, made with Hubbard’s classic crust and filled with a variety of delicious fillings. You have to try it!

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