Local Bakery is a Sweet Dream for Students


Posted Tue, Mar 12, 2013


GOOD EATS: This Boulder sweet shop is always a buzz with conversation from late night snackers trying to study while experiencing a sugar rush. [Photo by Jen Sasser]

BOULDER- The intersection of Broadway and 16th Street is home to one of Boulder’s most cherished sweet spots, Boulder Baked. From the outside, Boulder Baked is a modest little shop tucked neatly off the street, inside, however, is the epitome of the town, laid back, low-key and organic.

The ovens are fired up at 4 p.m. and keep baking away until the wee hours of the morning. Cookies, cupcakes, cakes and brownies are the highlights of Boulder Baked. The bakery’s menu is not exclusive to sweets; it also boasts the finest grilled cheeses and soups in town. A must for all the local college students with a sweet tooth, the cookie diner is packed on the weekends.

“We deliver a lot during finals,” said bakery employee , Lindsay Ray. “People will be at home studying and they will want some cookies.”
When packed to-go the sweets are placed in what looks like a mini pizza box and sent on their way. Four of the 26plus flavors of cookies are $4.88 and with an extra $2.17 a pint of milk accompanies the order. In true Boulder tradition, the shop does not have a certain closing time; it stays open and bakes until the last of its late night inhabitants have left.

The gourmet sweet shop is always a buzz with conversation from late night snackers trying to study while experiencing a sugar rush.
Metro State student Rachel Studebaker, makes the drive to Boulder for the ambiance.

“I like it because caters to my child-like pleasures. And I like the music,” said Studebaker with empty cookie wrappers on the table in front of her.

With Boulder being a college town, the idea of homemade cookies hot from the oven makes Boulder Baked a brilliant shop strategically placed at the heart of the flatirons.

Boulder Baked has been delivering cookies for over 13 years now, still using the same family recipes they began with. To keep new favors and ideas rolling off of the pin and into the hands of the customers, they feature new desserts every month; this month is a white chocolate apricot cookie. They also offer gluten free and vegan options for Boulder’s diverse dietary needs.

So, why not make the last taste in your mouth at the end of the day be a sweet one and check out Boulder Baked?

About Jen Sasser

Jen Sasser is working towards a Photojournalism degree with a minor in African American Studies. She is deeply interested in African affairs, non-profits, and travel which is evident in her writing and photographs.

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2 Responses to “Local Bakery is a Sweet Dream for Students”

  1. Davy Says:

    Nice story. Sounds like a fun place to go to.


  2. S.L. Alderton Says:

    This sounds like a great business! (And a great finals resource.) 🙂 Good job.


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