Daily Delicious Bakery and Coffee

One sure sign that we are starting to emerge from this pandemic (at least the first wave) is the reappearance of Vanfoodster Challenges! Currently, there are two happening (we have some catching up to do) namely the Taco Challenge and the Croissant Challenge. Marie and I can't possibly sample everything but who doesn't love a croissant? So we decided to stop in at Daily Delicious Bakery and Cafe on # 3 road not for from the River Rock Casino.
There we tried the DD challenge entry, the Seafood Shell.

Certainly creative in concept, the Seafood Shell consists of house mashed potatoes as a base, with a nice lump of assorted seafood, which we would estimate to be mainly imitation crab, and all surrounded by a sort of openwork pastry dome. BTW, if you want to try it call ahead as they are baking them 2 or 3 at a time. We ordered ours and then went to run an errand. We weren't overwhelmed by the pastry, to be honest, and I can see where it would be difficult to execute. The shell was too crumbly (a little overbaked) and the filling was maybe a touch too 'oceany'. It won't be our choice for the winner but it was a nice creative try.
That being said, we were still glad we visited DD as we also enjoyed a salted egg croissant which was very good and maybe should be their challenge entry! The salt egg was not overwhelming but nicely offset the slightly sweet almond topping. A very enjoyable mix of flavours! They have some other tempting baked goods to try as well.
We also tried a wee taste of vanilla caramel pudding. I like that the portion was quite small (and only $2.50) because you don't need much of this tasty sweet familiar concoction. A very good Americano (not pictured because you've seen a coffee cup before) rounded out this little break time treat.
There is a bit of a counter to sit at looking out the front window (which we did), in a bright and pleasant space, and we found the folks working here to be very friendly and accomodating. Parking was easy out front (always a consideration in Richmond). Try the Seafood Shell and maybe you will like it but also come here for the other very nice baked goods and coffee.
For what it's worth we give Daily Delicious Bakery and Coffee 3 1/2 out of 5.

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