The Cutest Pastry Kitchen In Downtown ( & Latest Health Updates)
Over the weekend, I went to a cute little pastry kitchen nestled in the heart of downtown Eugene, Noisette Pastry Kitchen. When I first moved to Oregon, I was looking at a place in downtown for living space and had spotted this place making a mental note to go there at some point. Flash forward to a year and I finally got to go for a little breakfast with my photographer friend Whitney.
The last few weeks have actually been really crazy busy and also have been really focused on my health. I found out that I had pancreatitis last month and gave up drinking and going out to eat (as often as I was) for a bit. It was definitely a wake up call for a routine that I was starting to fall in. Working a lot and not finding time to cook meant going out to eat all the time and having a glass of wine or two. Slowly that became a regular thing without me noticing what a bad habit I had formed. Now I only go out maybe once a week but I really try to come home every single night and make a home cooked meal.
The good news about this is the only thing I had to give up was alcohol. The bad news is, I had to give up alcohol. I do love myself wine and beer but it’s actually been a very cleansing time for me. I’ve lost already several pounds since I quit drinking and my skin has cleared up which actually is just a result of cutting back to the basics on beauty products (more on that later.
I scurried into Noisette Pastry Kitchen as it was freezing outside which I couldn’t believe I was about to shoot in that weather. Thankfully I wasn’t asked to cut out coffee so I was able to enjoy a nice vanilla soy latte with my hand pie. My friend Whitney ordered a maple bacon brioche and I got us so macarons on the side to enjoy. We caught up since it’s been a little while since we saw each other before walking around downtown and taking photos for a shoot that will come up in a post soon! So stay tuned. For now, scroll down to see our yummy eats and get a glimpse of downtown Eugene, Oregon.
Noisette Pastry Kitchen Downtown Eugene
sausage, spinach and cheese hand pie with earl grey and pistachio macaron
Earl grey and pistachio macaron
Spinach and cheese croissant
Maple bacon brioche
To be honest, for the first time going there, the place was really busy but we immediately found a place to sit. The spot was really quaint and had major local vibes. I LOVED my latte it tasted delicious and I didn’t have to wait too long to get it. The hand-pie I got was delicious and my friend also liked her brioche. I plan to go back as I was told on Sundays they make in house bagels and they make a special bagel with lox and all my favorite things.
PS they also have a little wine bar called Salt & Sweet Wine Bar which I plan on checking out at a later time.
Because of cutting back on alcohol, I’ve also been exploring a lot of local coffee shops. I feel like coffee and local is a big thing in Eugene. Getting to go to places like Noisette really makes me appreciate this town. I also prefer shopping local than going to some chain like Starbucks. Local coffee is SO much better.
What’s your favorite thing to get at a local pastry shop? Also, are you loving me talking about more personal stuff? Would you be interested in more coffee shop posts?
Let me know in the comments.