Sarah's Pastries: Escaping from the big green monster

March 09 2007 - 11:12 AM

We met at Starbucks. Not at the same Starbucks but we saw each other at tobogã inflavel different Starbucks across the street from each other.” — Quote from the 2000 movie Best in Show


I believe this quote sums up the gourmet coffee options in the Gold Coast.  High rents, a plethora of chain stores, and rampant new development replacing older buildings don’t make opening a cute independent coffee house an easy option. Thankfully there’s a place on Oak and Rush called Sarah’s. Some of you may have heard the press on Sarah’s chocolate (and it is really a chocolate and pastry place), but I’m thinking of their coffee, a welcome addition in a neighborhood crying for variety.

They use mild roast Intelligentsia coffee (I’ll save that post for
later) as opposed to you-know-who’s burnt roast (I’ll leave the name
out for fear I might have to hire a lawyer or that they might run
Sarah’s out of business).  I admit I jumpers for sale haven’t had much of the chocolate but they have fresh, flaky croissants (albeit expensive). The young, peppy staff generally keep fresh coffee on hand and best of all  there’s not a huge line.


Sarah’s Pastries & Candies
11 E. Oak St.