Briar Rose Bakery will nourish your cravings and prompt you to dream about your next visit. It’s one of my favorite spots to frequent with people I care about, while indulging in delicious homemade fancies and being inspired by the magical setting.
I introduced Briar Rose to some besties on a girl trip/get out-of-town birthday celebration. In between a hasty kolache and more lengthy Daisies & Olives, we lingered at Briar Rose to feast on a table filled with breakfast dessert. Girl time at this award-winning pâtisserie was a special treat!
If you are a child at heart, plan to enter this fairytale cottage through the dwarf size door. To capture the full effect, our threesome did that. Pastry filled counters beckoned our immediate attention. We ordered several items in preparation to sample each other’s selections.
The main room is filled with artfully painted wooden tables, storybook painting on the walls and a view of the pergola covered courtyard. Freshly baked breads line the counters in front of the stone oven.
Briar Rose front table and storybook page artwork above window.
Wisely, birthday girl chose to eat in this first room filled with large tables. We needed plenty of room to spread out our breakfast dessert selections. She picked a favorite out of the uniquely painted tables, and we promptly settled in with comfortable conversation while arranging our sweet assortments.
A fairytale mural fills the walls leading outdoors to the courtyard.
The yellow and red room is my pick for cozy seating. It has wing back chairs, round tables, floral drapes, and striped ceiling. It’s close to the large coffee bar which features brew and flavored whipped cream options. Parallel to the coffee bar is the checkout counter. The matching counters have the same molding and painted embellishment on each cabinet door which give them a lovely custom look and creative symmetry. This wide corridor connects the dining rooms, sneaks a peek into the busy kitchen, and houses tiers of baked goods and other temptations.
We wrapped up our girl time gathering bags of extras to be savored later, chatted about a future time we should come and proceeded to our next stop.
It’s become a tradition with the grandchildren to make a stop at Briar Rose when traveling to NWA. (North West Arkansas) Earlier this month, the stop for a fairytale breakfast starred five grands utilizing three areas of the bakery for footage in a movie they were staging. Two scenes found them chattering about a morning news flash, seated in cozy chair settings indulged in iced cinnamon rolls and croissant sausage wraps. Of course, the last scene depicted the 11-year-old villain (art museum painting thief) dashing out the dwarf door with sleuths, aged 7-11 in hot pursuit. We didn’t have many leftovers that day as we headed to Crystal Bridges Art Museum, where important film would be captured while imaginations soared.
Briar Rose has been an enchanting place to create special memories with exceptional people. I look forward to each visit filled with delightful options and people I care about.
Who wants to go next?