I should have warned my grandma I was bringing heavenly rolls from Fernandina Beach’s Pecan Roll Bakery to her breakfast party.
I arrived with a box of pecan rolls baked early that morning. They were tall and flaky, with a beautiful golden color under a shiny glaze. I opened the box in grandma’s kitchen and immediately smelled the sweet, sugary rolls. At the same time, poor grandma was putting a small plate of cinnamon buns on the table – the kind you buy in a tube. Those poor rolls from the tube didn’t stand a chance next to the pecan rolls. They didn’t even look like they belonged in the same food group.
Those rolls are just one signature confection that has made the new bakery a hit in Fernandina. They have scones, breads, muffins, cakes, tortes, pies… and, right now for the holidays, they have adorable little gingerbread men. They also have savory options. And, from 8:30 to 11:30, they serve breakfast. When I picked up our sweet rolls, I saw a woman eating one of their Southern Stuffed Corn Bread Muffins for breakfast. It looked so good I wanted to join her.
They also have a small eating area with a high chair available and plenty of room for a stroller or carrier.
My little guy’s eyes get wide when we go to the bakery. After sampling more than one dessert, he gave their cookies an especially enthusiastic thumbs up. And speaking of samples, they always have some kind of sample out for customers to try.
Tip: If you have children who are not yet walking, plan on either carrying them in or parking in the front. The rocky driveway is pretty hard to navigate with a stroller.
If you want to go:
Where: 122 South 8th St., Fernandina Beach
For more information: Visit their website to see a menu and more photos of their delicious food.