Comment Dit-On “Pretty Good”? – Bonjour Cafe Bakery (Hyde Park, Chicago)

Lemon Scone

From the outset, I can tell that this is going to be a decent scone.  The crunch is readily apparent by the scone’s exterior.  At first, the lemon flavoring seems merely subtle, but, then, it quickly becomes unmistakable that the scone lacks even a scintilla of lemon flavor.  Disregarding this perturbing fact, the inside of the scone is satisfyingly dense.  There is adequate sweetness dispersed throughout and the overall size is acceptable.

It is evidently a quality pastry with an absolutely great texture.  Sadly, it is also devoid of any flavor.




The Crab Cake of Scones – Z&H MarketCafe (Hyde Park, Chicago)

Cranberry Orange Scone

If I first need to ask if a scone is a scone, something is likely amiss.  The outside is soft to the touch with minimal hardness, preparing me for the inevitable lack of crunch that I am to experience with the first bite.  The innards are quite dense, but the distribution of cranberries is consistent.  No outwardly visible sugar, but you can taste it in the scone.  Still, the sweetness is off, almost as if it’s too sugary.  

Nonetheless, it’s certainly passable, if unspectacular.