Years ago it used to be normal to go to the baker’s shop and buy a freshly baked bread. We had one just round the corner. Now the small shops in the neighbourhood have all gone and we do our daily shopping in the supermarket that sells industrially baked bread that sometimes has been frozen for a few days.
However, little by little specialized shops begin to return to the scene offering their goods freshly made with responsibly produced ingredients, only at higher prices. In the Voorstraat (portrayed in the picture It’s grey, the house with the yellow sun-blind) such a bakery was established a year ago.
They bake their own bread and also have a small café at the back where they serve coffee and simple lunches. They left the decorations just as they were and restored the original colours (instructions from the municipality).
The shop has a lot of atmosphere, so I love to come here and sit in front of the shop drinking my fresh mint tea while nibbling at a luscious chocolate muffin. The last time I went there, I saw these baguettes and I knew it would make a good picture for Mundane Monday.