Last quarter, as I mentioned, I spent quite a bit of time writing for my university’s student newspaper publication, the Western Front. As part of my coursework, I ended up writing about half-a-dozen restaurant review blogs for some of Bellingham’s more famous restaurants.
Note: With the permission of the editor-in-chief, I’ve decided to repost them here on Radical Geekery so that you can also check out my experiences at these delicious little eateries. Today’s review was originally posted here, on December 3, 2014 and all pictures and text are my original work.
The end of the quarter has come and with all the stress and struggle of school, nothing less than comfort food will do. That is why Mount Bakery was carefully picked to be my last restaurant review of the quarter.
Located squarely in downtown Bellingham, Mount Bakery is a hub of activity during its dining hours and always quite crowded with locals and visitors alike trying to grab a table.
Although I was quite hungry, my appetite had to wait to be sated. The biggest complaint I had about this particular restaurant came to me as I walked in. Even though it has charm and coziness in its small location, it isn’t nearly big enough for the demand and patrons typically have to wait anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes to be seated — about 25 for me.
Already at a point of my stomach growling, I immediately ordered a fruity sparkling mimosa while pursuing the menu. Knowing full well I wanted to get fed as quickly as possible, I chose some sides that were affordable, coming to just under $15 for all five of my sides.
My delicious mimosa
Unlike many other brunch joints in town, Mount Bakery has different options for your sides in case of preference and allergy. That morning I went with red potatoes and goat cheese, apple smoked bacon, organic scrambled eggs, seasonal roasted veggies with a bit of an avocado on top. Sipping on my mimosa before I became impatient when it took almost 30 minutes to get my food to me after I had ordered. After an hour, I was finally able to dig into my meal and it was almost worth the wait.
As a bit of a foodie, I was worried that the seasonal roasted veggies might be a bit bland, but was pleasantly surprised with the local mixture that came to me steaming and with a special seasoning that made them stand out. The goat cheese melted onto the red potatoes giving them that extra punch of flavoring and even the eggs were fluffy and light, — you could tell they had just made them specially for me.
As much as I love food, an hour is a really long time to wait for a meal, and even though the food was way above par from most brunch-type eateries, the time frame from entering the restaurant to getting my food weighted over me as I ate.
In all I would give the restaurant a 7 out of 10 purely on the wait time. Everything else was a 10 out of 10, the atmosphere, the price, the wait staff, and the food was beyond expectations.
If you are going to choose a time to stop by Mount Bakery, go at a time when the brunch crowds have died down and you don’t have to wait to get seated.