As of this week, Valley residents have a new destination for excellent pastries and coffee. And it's not some newly opened bakery or restaurant, but rather well-loved local sweet shop Super Chunk Sweets and Treats, which expanded its hours and menu as of Tuesday.
Now, in addition to sweet and savory caramel corn and artisan chocolates and various other confections, the Old Town Scottsdale shop also offers a menu of pastries that includes several types of croissants, kouign amann, and canelé. The last, a small French pastry that can only be baked in a copper mold, is not to be missed. A crisp, caramelized crust surrounds an impossibly moist center that's almost like custard — and at about the size of a golf ball, it's practically a guilt-free indulgence.
And owners Country and Sergio Velador aren't stopping there. Next week, the couple will unveil a menu of breakfast and lunch sandwiches as well as — wait for it — housemade bagels. The additions have been a long time coming; Velador has been baking bread for the menu at nearby Counter Intuitive for months and experimenting/perfecting her bagel recipe since summer.
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When the new menu launches, look forward to a savory croissant option (this week the selection includes lemon curd filled croissants, torched-to-order creme brulee croissants, and chocolate croissants), as well as bagel and lox and a few sandwiches that will served, of course, on housemade bread. The new menu items will be available starting Tuesday, January 5.
Eventually, you'll also be able to have an espresso or espresso-based drink with your breakfast or lunch — the couple's in the middle of getting a machine. For now you can at least enjoy a cup of pour over coffee. Super Chunk is serving a custom blend of Ethiopian and Sumatran beans roasted locally by Altitude Coffee Lab in Scottsdale.
In light of the new offerings, the shop's hours have also changed. Super Chunk Sweets and Treats is now open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information and updates, check the Super Chunk Sweets and Treats website or Facebook.