If there is one thing that I can take away from Seinfield it’s that muffin tops are the best part of a muffin. I like my muffins to come with nice, big tops. A muffin without a top is not a muffin worth eating. At least that was my belief until my recent visit to Pane from Heaven. The latter is a small bakery/cafe located near Kits Beach offering a small selection of quick bites and fresh baked goods. I got a Carrot Cake and Cornish Pastie. I initially did not want to get their muffins seeing that they didn’t have the wide tops that I like, but considering that they were only $2.75, I decided to bite the bullet and get a Blueberry Muffin.
Carrot Cake ($4.25):
The cake was a tad on the dry/hard side, but had a nice amount of carrots and raisins. The frosting was a bit overly sweet and missing the tanginess that I really enjoy from cream cheese. This wasn’t bad, but nothing special either.
Cornish Pastie ($3.25):
The outer pastry was soft and flaky, and had a nice savoury flavour. The filling, which consisted of ground beef, onions, celery, carrots and other vegetables, was flavourful and had a nice bit of spice.
Blueberry Muffin ($2.75):
I was initially a bit disappointed that the muffin didn’t have a domed top, which I always contend to be the best part of the muffin (and not just because of Seinfield). Fortunately, the muffin turned out to be fantastic: soft and moist, with a nice fragrance as well as mild sweetness. There was also a generous amount of blueberries present. This was definitely one of the better muffins that I’ve had.
My visit to Pane from Heaven has really made me rethink my stance on muffins: perhaps I need to stop judging muffins by the size of their tops. The rest of the food is not bad either. All in all, this is a ncie place to drop by if you’re in the area and are looking for a quick bite or coffee.