We chanced upon the Erick Schat’s Bakkerÿ after we missed the turn for our hotel in Bishop. The building, full of knick knacks and coin-operated vibrating rides outside, intrigued us and we decided to check the bakery for breakfast the next day. We got there around 7:30 AM and the place was already swinging, mostly with locals. The large, but crowded, bakery offers a whole array of products: from breads, to pastries, to doughnuts, to beautifully decorated cookies to candies and even gelatto. They have coffee drinks, sandwiches (for lunch), homemade jerky and a few tables. In addition to their local business they also do mail order. It’s a busy place.
We all got to chose a pastry for our breakfast. I had a cream cheese croissant and while it wasn’t extraordinary, it was pretty good – better than the ones I get at Safeway, at least :-). I thought Mika’s cinnamon roll was a bit dry, but it did taste like cinnamon. Camila’s maple doughnut bar was extra-large but otherwise tasted just like your average doughnut. Finally, Mike did enjoy his ham-egg-and-cheese croissant, the ingredients were good as was the croissant. I had a very good mocha ($4) and the rest of them had milk. In all, it was a good place to stop for a pastry but I wouldn’t get out of my way to come here.
On a different note, while the staff was very friendly and helpful, not all of them speak English well. Our server couldn’t understand my husband’s request to warm up our pastries until I asked her to do so in Spanish. Not a big deal, of course, but I thought I’d mention it.
Erick Schat’s Bakkerÿ
763 N. Main St.