The Cutest Pastry Kitchen In Downtown ( & Latest Health Updates)

The Cutest Pastry Kitchen In Downtown ( & Latest Health Updates)

Hello loves,

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

Hand pie

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.

xxo

Jacqueline

 



18 thoughts on “The Cutest Pastry Kitchen In Downtown ( & Latest Health Updates)”

  • I’m glad to hear that you are starting to feel better! Cutting out alcohol for a bit sounds so refreshing and something I should definitely take-on for a bit as well. Noisette’s looks so quaint! It reminds of Ken’s Artisan Bakery on my street in Portland where I always get the goat cheese thyme croissant. SO good!

  • What a cute shop! I actually haven’t ever had a hand pie before but I really want to try one now. Earl grey is one of my favorite macaron flavros and I also love pistachio anything so those would be my choices for macarons as well. I am sorry to hear that you have pancreatis and that you had to give up alcohol. That’s never fun but hopefully soon you can find some great alternatives to alcohol! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

  • I’m sorry to hear that you have been diagnosed with that! I think it’s very easy to fall into a routine not taking care of ourselves. Life is so busy and crazy! I pray you get to feeling better quickly! I absolutely love when you post about little coffee shops like this! Noisette Pastry Kitchen looks and sounds so phenomenal! Those pistachio macaroons look amazing! I don’t think I’v ever had one before that flavor. The hand pies look delicious as well! I’m a savory breakfast girl and the bagel sounds like it would be great too! Keep these post coming please!

    Manda | http://EvocativelyChosen.com

  • Those macarons looks so good! and I’d love to hear more about cute coffee shops. And I think it’s great that you recognized unhealthy behavior and you were able to make a change before it was too late. I have a food addiction and I would not be able to control myself if I was a food blogger so I hear you. I don’t drink (I’d rather eat my calories LOL) so I really enjoy looking at all the delicious bites you share. I personally love when you share fashion and food – you always have the cutest brunch style 🙂
    XO
    http://www.lehoarder.com/

  • Hey Darling,
    How was your Weekend?
    Good to hear that you feeling better,our Health is sooo Important!
    This cute Shop got me , Everything looks so Yummy and Fresh:)
    Ohhh those cute Pistachio Macaroons;)
    Love Kisses
    Open Kloset By Karina

  • I hope you are feeling much better sweetie! this lovely shop sounds very great and the macaroons look very yummy! Pistachio Macaroons are my favorite and I can’t have enough of them. Thank you for sharing these exquisite pastries and amazing post.

    happy week ahead! xx. Gina

  • I’m glad that you found the cutest pastry kitchen! Those desserts look absolutely delicious. I am a huge sucker for Macarons, so I would totally love to check this place out. Everything looks so yummy!!

    ~xo Sheree
    PoshClassyMom.com

  • The Noisette Pastry Kitchen sounds and looks delicious! I love a good bakery! I actually live right next to one, which is so convenient on a Saturday! I hope you get better soon! One of my friends was diagnosed with something similar and her diet has changed dramatically. She also has cut out drinking completely! I prefer coffee shops anyway! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!
    XO
    Tandya
    http://www.simplytandya.com

  • I also have formed a habit of going to ,multiple blogger events weekly and having a few drinks at each and I just know that can’t be good for my body short or long term, so I’ve started to attend fewer events and not drink at all of them. I am glad you are feeling better and still finding a way to be social with coffee instead! I haven’t been to any pastry shops in Dallas yet, but I can only imagine how many of them are hiding out here. Noisette Pastry Kitchen is sure a beauty of one!

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

  • This place is sooo adorable, I love that it’s called a “pastry kitchen”!! The sausage, spinach, and cheese hand pie sounds so good, I love savory pies!

    So sorry to hear about your pancreatitis but at least you have a diagnosis and a plan to get better! Sometimes we need a reminder to take care of ourselves and our health so it’s good that it’s a curable condition rather than a more serious disease!

    xx freshfizzle

  • To give up on alcohol is actually such a good thing to do as I mean, let’s face it. It’s a nice drug that makes you a bit relaxed after a glass or two, but then just makes you and your entire body sick. I’m sorry you had to learn it the hard way, but to be honest, now I bet you can enjoy a dinner without a glass of wine every now and then and not feel bad about it. 🙂 Thanks for the tip of the cutest pastry kitchen DT as well 🙂
    Thomas xx

    • Yes so true Thomas! It was actually really nice and realizing how it became a regular habit the hard way was what made me go the healthy route! So much better to have it in moderation.

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