Finding Elizabeth’s bakery isn’t that tough. Just drive down 900 South until you see the Union Jack on a Mini-Cooper. I’ve been driving by this place for years since my mother in law lives in the same neighborhood. Finally, through Groupon I found a good excuse to stop in for some English pastries.
I’ve never shied away from pastries and chocolate. Elizabeth’s is well stocked full of both. I found a number of things that I could see myself walking out the door with, but had to be selective. They have both sweet and savory pastries to choose from, and I ended up going with the savory option. One thing I appreciate was the lady helping me made sure that my pastries were warmed up and ready to eat, but the time I left.
First up was a cheese and bacon puff. There wasn’t just one piece of bacon in there, but several. Bacon is to be quite frank, pretty awesome. When you put bacon and cheese together, then you have two of the four major food groups. I might have to verify that with an elementary school teacher, but I’m pretty sure that is correct. The bacon was pretty well done here, it had a nice pepper quality to it, which I really like in bacon, plus it was just another flavor to cut into the pastry shell. The word “puff” was appropriate, because as I eat into my pastry, little flakes of pastry fell into my lap. Bacon pastries can and should be consumed often by anyone and everyone.
This was probably my favorite thing I bought here. If “Pigs & Blanket” is the idea behind this pastry, then this would be the “Wilber in Fine Linens” version. The sausage was pretty dang juicy, but it wasn’t overly spicy. It just tasted like it belonged wrapped up in a pastry. I’ve tried similar ideas with this, and nothing has ever been this good.
Finally I ended my meal with the beef curry mango pastie. It wasn’t what I expected, but it was still really good. I didn’t really taste any mango in there, this pastry was definitely more savory than sweet. One thing that kept going through my mind though as I eat my pastries was the pastry shell of everything I sampled had for the most part the same taste and texture. After three pastries, I would have preferred to mix it up a bit and try something a bit different. Good thing I ordered a scone too.
The scone was okay. It reminded me of a huge cheesy biscuit. I would have loved to smother it with some gravy now that I think of it.
I’m not sure how English this can of apple soda was, but I anticipated being thirsty with all of the pastries I purchased, and I love Anchorman so I purchased it. It was just your average apple soda, but it was ice-cold and did the trick to wet my mouth after the scone.
I purchased the Groupon which gave me 2 $10 dollar off baked goods coupons to use. With everything purchased above I paid $8 dollars extra on top of my Groupon price. I would go back for the cheese and bacon puff as well as the sausage roll. I would probably have to try some of the imported chocolate as well. The pastries were above average, the service was friendly, and there was plenty of parking and space in the store. Probably worth checking out.