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Oro Bakery + Bar

Oro Bakery + Bar

Oro Bakery + Bar

By evening, most bakeries lose their charm and purpose, because it’s been hours since you’ve had your afternoon sugar rush and you’re probably too busy rushing past them to get some real food with nutrients. But a bakery and bar, like Oro on Broome St., lights up inviting candles (no one can look bad in this ambiance), and simply morphs into a night time hang, with wine, snacks, and a little corner (pictured above) displaying a small selections of sweets. It was an ideal place to catch up with a friend and discuss hers and my two years’ worth of  roses and thorns (TWO YEARS! Where does the time go?).

Baked goodies-wise, there were some shortbread cookies, cupcakes, and chocolate-covered madeleines. I regret not picking up some of the latter, because I could really use a Proustian revelation today, the edible equivalent of someone patting my back, saying, “It’s okay, B., it’s going to be alright.”

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