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Triple Oak Bakery

11692 Lee Highway, Sperryville, VA - (540) 987-9122
Posted By Michael Stern on 7/28/2014 6:00:00 AM
Just east of the Thornton Gap entrance to the Skyline Drive in Virginia's Piedmont, Triple Oak Bakery is a charming patisserie that makes cakes and pies and coffee-companion pastries. There is no sit-down dining on premises, and no table service; but folding chairs are available out back, where customers can relax on a lawn overlooking the Thornton River while enjoying an al fresco slice of apple pie or mocha cake, baklava, brownies, or biscuits, scones, quiche, or rugelach.

The one quasi-meal available at Triple Oak is Saturday morning continental breakfast. It is as informal as an ad hoc gathering of friends and neighbors. Everybody stands around the kitchen chatting and pouring their own coffee from a large French press carafe or fetching a cup of brewing chocolate from a pretty blue pot on the stove or, best of all, making a half-and-half mix of both. To accompany the beverages, trays are laid out with cinnamon buns, chocolate espresso scones, and fresh, chewy bagels. Cream cheese, jelly, and coffee condiments are arrayed on a table, and there are a few extra chairs marshaled on the back porch, ready to be unfolded for those who wish to sit outdoors.

Did we mention that Triple Oak is gluten-free? Even if you share our love of all things glutenous, don't let that dissuade you from the consummate baked goods at this wonderful place.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Apple Pie
Brewed Chocolate
Chocolate Espresso Scone
Bagel
Mocha Cake
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Chocolate espresso scones are thick and flaky with just enough chocolate to add tantalizing cocoa luxe.
"Chocolate espresso scones are thick and flaky with just enough chocolate to add tantalizing cocoa luxe."
Michael Stern





The formal name of this mocha cake is Mocha Dream Cake. It is dreamy indeed -- a beautiful duet of coffee and chocolate.
"The formal name of this mocha cake is Mocha Dream Cake. It is dreamy indeed -- a beautiful duet of coffee and chocolate."
Michael Stern


Hospitality abounds in this charming little bakery by the side of the road.
"Hospitality abounds in this charming little bakery by the side of the road."
Michael Stern


Brewed chocolate is rich and velvety -- a swell alternative (or additive) for coffee.
"Brewed chocolate is rich and velvety -- a swell alternative (or additive) for coffee."
Michael Stern


While bagel purists might scoff, Triple Oak's gluten free bagels are pretty darn good.
"While bagel purists might scoff, Triple Oak's gluten free bagels are pretty darn good."
Michael Stern


Brooke Parkhurst shows off her spanikopita.
"Brooke Parkhurst shows off her spanikopita."
Michael Stern


We don't know of a more pleasant place to eat pastries than the back lawn of Triple Oak Bakery, overlooking the Thornton River.
"We don't know of a more pleasant place to eat pastries than the back lawn of Triple Oak Bakery, overlooking the Thornton River."
Michael Stern


I do miss gluten in the crust of this pie, but Virginia is apple country, and the filling is beyond reproach.
"I do miss gluten in the crust of this pie, but Virginia is apple country, and the filling is beyond reproach."
Michael Stern



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