Best of Boston

2004 Best Bakery, Cape Cod

Cottage Street Bakery

This tiny bakery makes breads, sandwiches, and European-style pastries worth searching out—plus unbelievable muffins, pies, and wedding cakes. But what puts it over the top is its inelegant-sounding “dirt bomb,” a dense, indulgent breakfast pasty dusted with cinnamon and sugar. It’s a sweet way to jump-start any Cape Cod morning.

5 Cottage St., Orleans, 508-255-2821,