Cookies That Draw A Crowd
Nashville-native Claire Meneely opened up Dozens Bakery as a holiday pop-up in 2009 which, to her surprise and delight, proved so successful that it never quite closed.
Although she had originally only sold holiday cookies, Meneely quickly expanded the operation, taking inspiration from her training in France. As well as traditional Southern pies and cookies, the bakery specializes in breads and croissants, of which they offer a huge variety. On any given day, you can pick up a fougasse, challah, or baguette, as well as many different types of loaf. The bakery also offers hard-to-find kouign-amann, a cross between a croissant and a muffin.
If you prefer to sit and enjoy a casual meal, the breakfast sandwich is made with freshly scrambled eggs, roasted cherry tomatoes, and pesto on toasted oatmeal bread. The avocado toast is made with slices of baguette and has become a local favorite. There are always salads and soups on offer at lunchtime, but you’d miss a treat if you skipped the apple galette, buttermilk-pear pie, or Viennese-style Linzer cookies for dessert.
Open Monday–Saturday, 7am–6pm, Sunday 7am–3pm