Mark Manger

Wooden Spoon Cafe & Bakery

Photo by Johnny Molfetta
Open the door at Wooden Spoon Cafe & Bakery, and you'll be hit by a blast of dessert-perfumed air, the sound of regulars chatting in line and a view of the chalkboards listing that day's offerings. Husband-and-wife team Jason and Jeanette Burgett worked in the restaurant industry for years before opening the Wooden Spoon in the summer of 2010. They envisioned a neighborhood cafe that relied on high-quality local ingredients to turn out a menu of well-crafted breakfast and lunch dishes in addition to housemade baked goods, everything from macaroons to lemon meringue to chocolate turtles. And they created a warm, welcoming spot that's as sweet as the treats, with a handful of wooden spoons and photos of chickens adorning the yellow walls, '40s-era jazz humming from the speakers, and a view of the open kitchen just beyond the counter, where the chef rolls out crusts and stuffs sandwiches.

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