Reminiscent of a cozy little cafe in New Orleans’ French Quarter, Adonna’s Bakery and Cafe is known for its charm and its macarons. Locals and tourists alike stop in, again and again, to see what was baked up fresh each morning, and a generous lunch/brunch menu ensures pretty much everyone will be able to find something that’ll hit the spot. Delectable pastries, on-point macarons, and the small, relaxing dining area combine to make for a sweet treat, whether you’re stopping in for a coffee and croissant or a full meal.
The dining area at Adonna’s is small, so keep that in mind as you make your lunch plans; you might want to opt for take-out if you’re stopping by during peak hours. But the small dining area and cozy decor create an atmosphere that invites you to sit down, relax, and enjoy the process of slowing down to savor your repast.
Some of our favorite menu items include…
Adonna’s manages to nail the macaron, that quintessentially tricky cookie, day after day. You’ll find a wide variety of flavors, and each morsel is perfectly crisp, chewy, and melty at once–decadent without being too sweet, the perfect amount of filling in each bite.
Chicken Pot Pie
A Southern staple, Adonna’s chicken pot pie tastes like pure comfort food, and it’s among the heartiest items on their menu. The buttery, flaky pie crusts offset the savory balance of the chicken-mirepoix filling perfectly.
The Magnolia Tea for One
A full tea service fit for one, the Magnolia includes a variety of three different tea sandwiches, the pastry of the day, one macaron, and a pot of tea. When in doubt about what to order, this service is likely the answer; the variety, balance, and sophistication of it always produces a smile.
Adonna’s also serves espresso drinks and a mean chai tea latte. Their take and bake chicken pot pie, shepherd’s pie, and quiche are local favorites and a popular option for families traveling together and looking for a simple meal to take back to their accommodations. And for those planning an event, Adonna’s might be the answer; they cater weddings and other events with panache, offering beautiful, mouthwatering cakes, full meals, and mouthwatering sides.
Adonna’s Garden St. Bakery and Cafe is located a few blocks from the Blue Wahoos Stadium on Garden Street in downtown Pensacola. Within walking distance to both the Pensacola Yacht Club and the Seville Historic District, this little cafe is easily accessible from most of central Pensacola, whether you’re stopping in before work or grabbing a pastry before a day of sightseeing.
During busy times, it can take a while to get your order at Adonna’s–and indoor seating is limited, so plan your visit accordingly. The shop isn’t usually packed, but due to its nature, it can tend to get backed up during surges of visitors.