January 24, 2021

9 Bean Rows’ Breakfast Sammie

By Lynda Wheatley | July 18, 2020

If you’ve ever thought to bake a batch of croissants yourself — don’t. It’s hard. Tiring. Time-consuming. And exceedingly likely that yours won’t turn out half as light, buttery, flaky, and absolutely to die for as 9 Bean Rows’. Especially when they stuff ’em with chocolate. Or apricots. Or almonds. Or, like this breakfast croissant shown here, with a heaping pile of fluffy eggs, fat chunks of rosemary ham, and tres generous gruyere cheese.

This double-handful of goodness is why we drove not one but two mornings in a row from Traverse City to 9 Bean Rows’ sunny spot northwest of Suttons Bay; it was that good. (And also why we can vouch for their chocolate, almond, and apricot croissants.) Next on our list to try: One of the plump and gooey-looking (in all the best ways) pizzas from their outdoor wood-fired pizza oven. Find 9 Bean Rows’ farmstead, bakery, and café — and several well-spaced outdoor picnic tables — at 9000 E. Duck Lake Rd. (231) 271-6658, www.9beanrows.com


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