Cozy, comforting fall baked goods and treats are the stars of bakery cases all across the city. Here's a sampling (somehow, we resisted buying a baker's dozen of each)
Pumpkin bar, a dense fall staple with a thick smear of frosting, $2.50, Zanzibar’s.
Opera cake, a tiered stack of cake, chocolate and almond, $3.50, La Mie.
Cinnamon swirl coffee cake, a perfect pairing for morning coffee, $2.50, Zanzibar’s.
Blueberry danish, flaky with seasonal berries, $2.35, La Mie.
Pumpkin spice bar, crumbly and flavorful with cream cheese frosting, $4, Nans Nummies.
Caramel apple, autumn’s token treat hand-dipped in homemade caramel, $4.50, Nans Nummies.
Apple cinnamon topped donut, a decadent start to your morning, $1.59, Creme Cupcake.
Salted caramel and cappuccino truffles, a sinful bite in signature fall flavors, $2.50 each, Nans Nummies.
Zanzibar’s Coffee Adventure, 2723 Ingersoll Ave.; zanzibarscoffee.com
La Mie Bakery, 841 42nd St.; lamiebakery.com
Nans Nummies, 501 Elm St.; West Des Moines; nansnummies.com
Creme Cupcake, 543 28th St.; cremecupcake.com