I just scored 2 pretzel croissants & some Jewish rye at Octoberfeast Bavarian Bakery on mid-University. This place is open very limited hours, so I lucked out.
Although I'm saving the croissants to take home and share, I snuck a little nibble of a corner. Nice salty, crunchy brown crust, with a soft, bready interior. I will get the rye bread all to myself: Jane's not a fan.
I also poked my head into the recently opened New Amsterdam Coffee Shop, but didn't settle in because the tables all seemed to be occupied, it was unpleasantly warm, and the pastry selection looked rather thin. Maybe some other time it will be more inviting.
Sometime this weekend Jane and I need to get to Café Zoe, just opened by our friend. I'm looking forward to seeing what he's done and having some excellent coffee drinks.