“Baking and love go hand in hand, for as one bakes a tasty treat and fills the room with its sweet aroma, the true joy is to take what has been made and share it with another.” ― Heather Wolf
Can a slice of pound cake be so good, it instantly becomes one of the four major food groups ? That’s a question whose answer becomes obvious when you stop by the city’s Le Bus on 18th Street. On a recent trip to the city, the temperature was clueless to the season and Mother Nature was playing tennis with the rain drops. It must have been serendipity when a downpour started and we ducked into the bakery. It was warm, inviting and the smell of baked goods intoxicating. We immediately locked eyes on the display showcasing slices of pound cake, with the lemon and marbles ones clearly calling out to us. We bought one of each and after biting into them right on the spot, we promptly ordered several more to bring back to Washington. Owner David Braverman has opened an establishment that is clearly a throwback to another era, i.e., the local, neighborhood bakery, and created a wonderful destination unto itself. Le Bus is clearly on the list of reasons to return to the City of Brotherly in the very near future. How else are we supposed to enjoy some of the world’s best loaf cakes ?