Eastern Iowa Baking Co. opened in February in the old floral shop building in downtown Eldridge (2nd & Franklin). The building was originally constructed as a doctor's office in 1857.
photo from their FB
The bakery is cute and tiny with a small dine-in area. The morning selection includes baked doughnuts, pastries, and sometimes quiche. I had a horrible internship selling quiche one time. *shudders*
I often see the owner, Rhonda Groh baking away as I run by at an ungodly hour of the morning. She has been a certified pastry chef since 2003. Her family has been selling her goods at the Freight House Farmer's Market for several years now and will continue to do so. The tip jar at the bakery is always donated to a charitable cause.
Red has forgone the whole concept of breakfast and always heads straight for the baked goods they also sell daily. She's had cookies, brownies, cupcakes, and a lemon bar. There's no way this kid was switched at birth.
Unkempt blonde hair. Brownie for breakfast. Definitely mine.
"You mean people actually eat vegetables?"
Lemon bar is sort of a fruit
We've never had a bad dish at Eastern Iowa BC and we love the location. Be sure to check it out sometime and then catch yourself some diabetes at Smilee's Ice Cream, right across the street. The bakery is open 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. I'll have to update once we try lunch there!