I walk into *Buttercloud Bakery & Cafe and am greeted by David Ouellette, sitting in a chair and quietly strumming a flamenco guitar. It’s a wonderful way to be eased into a Sunday morning on the road. And it keeps getting better. I could order a fresh-baked biscuit loaded with egg and bacon (just $5.75) or beef brisket. But I get one unadorned—other than melted butter and fragrant house-made plum citrus jam—so I can savour its delicate crumb. The service is leisurely, but everything’s made to order, and who’s in a hurry? Just then, co-owner Gibson Holub comes by with a mini sample of a goat-pear biscuit, hot from the oven. Bliss.
310 Genessee Street, Medford, Oregon
Tuesday to Saturday 7 am-3 pm, Sunday 8 am-2 pm. Closed Monday