We started out at Stone Creek Coffee. Coffee beans from all over the world are imported and roasted at the factory store at 422 N. 5th St.
|Stone Creek Coffee is located across from Milwaukee's Intermodal Station.|
The building was designed by Burnham and Root, who also designed the
1893 Columbian Exposition (World's Fair) in Chicago.
|I'm sipping a cup of Stone Creek coffee in front of the wall that shows all of the|
coffees that Stone Creek roasts and blends.
At the National Bakery our sample was a ham sandwich on a hard roll - a Milwaukee tradition - and a nice palate cleanser between all the sweets.
|While we rode the bus, Sandy, our tour guide, told how various ethnic groups|
celebrated the holidays. Several traditions included eating a big meal
on Christmas Eve and then fasting until another big dinner on Christmas Day.
|Cheesecake samples teased our sweet tooth at Simma's Bakery.|
|The lemon bar sample from this bakery was light and delicious.|
Our last Wauwatosa stop was Rose's Flower Shop. Nothing to eat here but we experienced wonderful smells of flowers and received a carnation during our visit.
|Rose's boasts a huge collection of lunch boxes.|
|This display greets customers at the front door.|
|Our sample was two mini cupcakes. We were cautioned |
not to save them until later because the bakery uses no
preservatives in its recipes.
|Who can resist an aluminum Christmas tree|
in the lobby of the bakery?
|Here we are at the end of our tour with Sandy. So many sweet treats |
delighted our palates along the way.