Sofra bakery again. Stopped in for a snack last week. I cannot begin to tell you how tasty this chocolate hazelnut baklava is. Decadent for a snack but this is, occasionally, how I do.
Awesome stamped drum tables.
Also, today is my birthday.
There is going to be cake.
If you’re ever in the Watertown area, check out Sofra bakery & cafe. It’s fantastic Middle Eastern fusion with a Mediterranean lilt, owned by the same people who run the excellent Oleana in Somerville. Ana Sortun, the head chef, also has a great cookbook (and she’s on twitter!).
[And I’m on twitter!]
I’m particularly partial to the sweet stuff, which is often an interesting blend of savory and sweet, as with the dukkah (a blend of herbs, nuts, and spices) crunch donut* (left) and the Persian spice doughnut (bottom). On the latest visit I also went for Simit, a pastry with a soft, bagel-like texture, which I used for an egg sandwich with great success.
*My current favorite.
N.B. Their shakshuka is not to be missed.