Today was a fantastic milestone in my life. Not only am I done with BTSA forever, but it was also the last official workday of what has been one of the most rewarding school years of my life! Summer vacation means its time to dust off the blog, and get back to eating my way around SCV and beyond! And I’m kicking back my comeback post with a place I am absolutely overjoyed to share with you all…
The Poached Pair is a name I first learned about thanks to Carrie, and they often have their goods at Undergrounds. I had never tried their stuff before, but when I first heard they were opening up a storefront I was really excited! They finally opened last Friday, but I didn’t get a chance to stop by thanks to long days at work. Today, after I locked up my classroom, I wanted to celebrate, and I did it the best way I know how! By checking out this shop.
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was ECSTATIC as soon as I walked in! The space is BEAUTIFUL! So crisp, so classy, like straight out of Sunset Magazine. True story. As you know, I’m always out and about in Los Angeles trying bakeries and new places, and one of my favorite shops is Proof Bakery. Well this place reminded me of Proof in the way their pastries are set up, the counter/glass, and the selection. If you know anything about me and how much time I spend at Proof, then you know what a major statement this is.
If you went to high school in the SCV in the mid to late 90s then you spent time at Mitch’s Java n’Jazz, and this shop has taken over their former space. Meaning, there is the second floor you all remember fondly. It isn’t quite open yet, but will be one day. It was surreal to be back here after so many years, and seeing it transformed into this wonderful space.
The menu and selection varies daily but they are very much on top of their social media because they Tweet and FB their offerings each morning and keep customers up to date on availability. This to me, means volumes! Well done ladies!
On this particular day they had a very nice spread of baked goods that all looked very much amazing. No exaggeration. You know me, I spend a lot of time in bakeries and checking out cupcakes around LA and beyond. This place is legit and is easily comparable to a shop in LA.
And here is the view looking out from behind the glass. Lovely, right?
Here are the two cupcake options they had today. Chocolate Mole and Coconut Lime.
They sell Newhall Coffee (so fitting) and Republic of Tea. I opted for an iced tea and was happy to see Agave as a sweetener option! You all know how much I love Agave!
I tried a thyme cracker that was really great.
RE and I shared a blueberry goat cheese scone that was amazing! It reminded me so much of a scone I ate years ago in Victoria, BC at a tea house. Amazing.
And then I heard the choir of angels (hadn’t used that phrase in a while).
I ordered a coconut lime cupcake. Game. Changer. So light, so moist, so perfect.
So this was my last day of school + done with BTSA celebratory meal. And it was all right here, available to me in the SCV.
As I got comfortable in the chair by the window, I didn’t want to leave. They have WiFi, comfortable chairs, great lighting, and a lovely vibe that I haven’t found anywhere else in Santa Clarita.
They also have outdoor seating along the side, which I’m pretty sure is going to be the SCV Crew’s hangout spot this summer! Seriously. run, don’t walk! This place is amazing! And, locally owned, operated, independent! Time to get out there and support this local business!
The Poached Pair
22722 Lyons Ave
Newhall, CA 91321
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