The shop was doing quite a brisk business Sunday afternoon, even though it remains in "soft opening" mode. That means, essentially, limited hours and incomplete food options. At 5 p.m. daily, Octane offers table service and a menu of small plates, such as deviled eggs, a fried egg sandwich and some special pastries from Little Tart Bakery, which shares the space with Octane. Sunday, it was offering a lavender and blackberry-honey panna cotta. I was too early to get it.
But Little Tart offered plenty of goodies from its amply stocked area of the shop. I ordered their almond cake to accompany my doppio macchiato. Just like the espresso at the Westside location, it was perfect — slippery, a touch sweet and a touch bitter. The cake, made with ground almonds, was delicious too. I passed a very pleasant hour with a good book in the large, sunlit space.
One doughnut from each shop is definitely a weird way to do this Smackdown. It…
"vegan goodness" -- oxymoron of the day.
Doughnuts are the new cupcakes are the new popcorn are the new popsicles.
I agree with both posters - they're frickin donuts! And as far as the low…
Great post, but you forgot Dutch Monkey!
I give you an Incomplete on this assignment. Where is Dutch Monkey donuts?