Just try to walk into Shamane’s Bakery and Cafe, a cozy spot nestled in a plaza behind the old Boulder Beer location, and leave without ordering something. The pastries on display are stunning — from sweet galettes to pot pies, cookies, croissants and much more. A recent visit led us to the almond coconut Danish; its lightly caramelized edges crunch easily and give way to flaky pastry. And that’s just the edge of the Danish — inside there are slivers of toasted coconut and almond atop a sweet, irresistible almond-forward custard.
Shamane’s Bakery and Cafe. 2825Wilderness Place, Suite 800, Boulder, 303-417-9338, shamanesbakery.com