Jonquils Cafe & Bakery (125 Newbury St., Boston) has opened its doors in Back Bay, and while it serves an array of cafe fare like sandwiches and espresso, desserts headline the operation.
Pastry chefs Dinara Kasko and Dimtriy Shurygin make pristine, geometric desserts with shiny and textured glazes that reveal further surprises upon cutting. Shapes resemble apples, cherries, and even coffee beans, and the treats feature layers of mousse, cake, jelly, and more.
Kasko, who initially intended to become an architect, is known for using a 3D printer to produce the silicone molds used to shape her desserts.
In addition to the eye-catching desserts, the food menu at Jonquils consists of grab-and-go items, more familiar pastries like croissants and danishes, and three tartine options with toppings like beet hummus, marinated mushrooms, and whipped avocado.
Starting Monday, June 17, Jonquils will also serve a selection of sandwiches and quiches, and steamed bowls of oats, veggies, or grains. Coffees at Jonquils are made using a Kees van der Westen multiple espresso boiler machine or a pour over system, with beans from local roaster Gracenote. There are also loose leaf teas, hot chocolates, and juices.
Jonquils operates 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week. It’s not the only recent dessert-focused addition to Newbury Street — Dorchester’s Coco Leaf, which features Vietnamese-inspired desserts and bubble teas, just expanded to the neighborhood last weekend. It’s located at 303 Newbury St., about a half mile from Jonquils.
• Jonquils Cafe & Bakery [Official Site]
• Jonquils Cafe & Bakery Specializes in Whimsical, Geometric Desserts [Boston.com]
• Jonquils Cafe & Bakery Opens in Back Bay [BRT]