With incredibly busy schedules there’s only one thing that makes our world go ‘round: coffeeeee. Honestly, we’ve tried to cut back on our intake, but it just tastes so good! It’s our little happy morning treat. Not to mention, when the most adorable coffee shop opens up right around the corner, it’s particularly difficult to quit the habit, and truthfully, we don’t want to!


After enjoying delicious smells wafting from the doorway on our regular dog-walking route, suddenly a sign went up on the window and Marla Bakery opened its doors. Well, window actually! The co-op space is actually home to multiple baking companies who take turns using the kitchen space – and now the public gets to enjoy the spoils! Too many mornings than I care to admit I enjoy a cappuccino, a perfectly crumbly scone, or even better, a gooey almond hazelnut croissant just by crossing the street!


When you walk up, you’re immediately greeted by a sweetly tempting display of pastries- think exotic flavors and reimagined goodies like one of our faves, candied orange pain au chocolat- making it extremely hard to choose just one {diet, what diet?!}. There is no seating, no walk-in shop, just a window front- that offers a unique small town feeling to your morning coffee break, in what is otherwise a big city.


Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters is the house-coffee and is some of the most velvety smooth coffee you’ll ever taste. We’d go out on a limb to say that even the most reluctant of coffee lovers will like the flavor of these beans. And we dare you to try it without sugar! It’s safe to say, we’re addicted.


We’re suckers for hidden neighborhood gems and we hope that if you’re ever in the area you choose to experience what we like to think of as “our” cute bakery- full of yummy pastries, good coffee and friends! The whole experience is a novelty, completely different than your everyday overcrowded coffee house. If you peek behind the counter, you can even watch breads and pastries being made right before your eyes. It’s just a few short blocks away from Heath Ceramics, so skip Blue Bottle, and head to Marla instead!

original photography for apartment 34 by Aubrie Pick 

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  1. what a fun concept! I’ve never heard of this before, but love the idea of several bakeries sharing the same spot! mmmmm, fresh baked goods! 😉

  2. OMG! A wee little walk up bakery window?!! Now THAT is my dream! SWOON! At least one so lovely gets to enjoy it on my behalf. 😉 xo UB

    1. You’ll have to come back to visit and give it a try!!

  3. This place looks amazing. I love how cute it looks too – definitely has that small town feel. Love it! P.S. love your outfit as well too!

    1. Thanks so much Beeta! I’m fully embracing flats these days 🙂

    1. So good, right Lindy?! That’s the awesome work of my friends at Pams and Kin!