Buttercup Bakery and Bistro

Standard

Quick fact: We associate bistros with the French, but the word actually comes from the Russian word быстро, which means “quickly” and is roughly pronounced as buistra. When the Russians occupied Paris in 1815 following the Napoleonic Wars, they sat in French cafés and shouted “buistra! buistra!” to the waiters, and thus bistros were born.

[My Russian professor once promised me that my education would one day pay off when I could sound snooty and spout off random information about 19th century Russian society at cocktail parties. And, by golly, he was right!]

Also note that what I have just told you is apparently debated by linguists. Subsequently, note that most of what I say is debated by linguists.

DSCN0622So, the Buttercup Bistro and Bakery. Located between Wells Fargo and 1st Street Plumbing on well, 1st street, this relatively new establishment is delightful.

DSCN0595

 

 

 

I wandered in at about 10:30 on a grey day and ordered a bagel (toasted, with veggie cream cheese) and a latté. Also for sale were scones (poppy seed lemon, cranberry orange, and maple bacon), sticky buns, cookies, lemon bars, and brownies. At 11 am every day they put out their artisanal breads and lunch items. When I was there, they were preparing roasted red pepper soup, sourdough bread, and various sandwiches. I’ve heard great things about the roasted veggie and mozzarella sandwich.

DSCN0608The bagels, however, are what really excite me. I don’t know of any other bagel shops in Idaho Falls, and the bagels at the grocery store simply don’t compare to the flavor and texture of a freshly made bagel.DSCN0606

Buttercup’s hours (see below) are impressive for a bakery, so there’s no reason not to pop in for breakfast, lunch, or a mid afternoon nosh.

 

The info:
Buttercup Bakery and Bistro
335 1st Street,83401
208.524.9088

Hours: 
Tuesday - Friday: 7 am - 5 pm
Saturday: 7 am - 3 pm
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s