Last year as we drove along on our 3,000 mile trip from the West to the East coast, one of the stops along our route was Bernice’s Bakery in Missoula, Montana. Several people had suggested the scratch bakery as the perfect spot to stop and have lunch, and after reading the reviews online, The Girl and I made sure to include Bernice’s on our list of many pit stops along the 3,000 mile route.
The atmosphere was welcoming, and the bakeshop truly had something for everyone.
We found pies on the counter, baked goods in one case, salads and ready made sandwiches in another and an entire refrigerated case of homemade frosted cakes ready to be decorated. Bernice’s had EVERYTHING a good old fashioned bake shop should have on hand at any given moment.
The generous seating area was a plus!
Beautiful, ready make cakes …. just begging to be bought and have Happy Birthday scrolled across the top with matching frosting…. I don’t know why, but seeing those lovely cakes in the case made me smile. Like there’s still hope…. that people are still willing to go out of their way to buy a cake from a real hometown scratch bakery instead of just tossing an overly processed one in their cart while picking up tomatoes at the grocery store because it’s more convenient.
Hometown bakeries… They’re the best! 😉
So if you ever find yourself in Missoula, Montana… be sure and stop by Bernice’s Bakery. The Girl and I give it 2 thumbs up.
190 S 3rd St W, Missoula, MT 59801