Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Master Baker

This baker stands on the balcony above the entrance to Maison Chaplais. The shop calls itself a Fine Food and Lifestyle shop, selling breads, chutneys, coffee and other...well...fine foods! It also has a cafe inside, serving homemade food. I've not been inside (it all looks a bit expensive) but it seemed to be doing a roaring trade, which is not surprising as it's in a prime location, on Andover Road, just out of the town centre, in the Tivoli shopping area. This large baker certainly beats the Little Chef!

13 comments:

Petrea said...

Okay Marley, I'll believe you that it's a fine foods place, but I think their plastic chef is a bit creepy. He reminds me of some sinister ads for Burger King here in the States, where they used a masked character that really put me off my food!

brian said...

I wonder if he gets tired of standing there all day holding that bread up in one hand and with that fake smile?

Jim said...

Lifestyle shop? The mind wanders.

Rambling Round said...

The bread looks good, but the baker looks a little too happy!

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

Ah! But the big baker doesn't have Little Chef's Kombi, which is simply a-do-ra-ble!

Kris McCracken said...

He does look a little evil doesn’t he? I wonder what he puts in those sausage rolls to make them so tasty...

Chuck Pefley said...

Well, all the critical, creepy, cynical, plastic, happy comments aside, I enjoy seeing this type of statue (did I go too far?) decorating shops. Cliche? Of course. Appropriate , eye catching and memorable. Yep! I'd take his recommendation and at least step inside for a closer look.

• Eliane • said...

I second Chuck here: you gotta get inside and take a look!
Thanks for answering my questions, btw. :)

Dusty Lens said...

I like this chef, he demands you enter and try his bakery goods.

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis", having moved to Paris to attend baking school and now back in la Californie applauds your selection of the baker. The bread M. Boulanger is holding, alas, appears to be (ahem) a bit dry...

babooshka said...

This is a scary image. He looks like the stuff of nightmares. I would take a peek inside, but I I have a Lifestyle that is mine, why do I Want to shop for it.

Ming the Merciless said...

Sounds yummy!! I love pastries and cakes.

You had me drolling.

Glenn Standish said...

I know this place well. After all I live in Tivoli!!

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