Okay, so Fired Urth isn’t actually a restaurant, but rather a self-described Espresso Bar and Artisan Bakery. I’m not going to beat around the bush here. This place is good! As a matter of fact, it’s my new favorite place.
Chris and Missy, the husband and wife owners, recently moved to Daniel Island from North Carolina where they had a cupcake and coffee shop as well. You can read their full story here. They opened Fired Urth just this past week and I happened to notice it while on a run over the weekend. I immediately looked it up when I got home and was more than intrigued. After being ready for work a little earlier than normal yesterday, I knew exactly how to make use of my extra time.
I walked into the cafe and noticed the local Christian radio station was playing over the speakers. Bonus points!
First and foremost I needed coffee in my system. But I couldn’t help but stare into the bakery case.
I quickly skimmed the drink menu and decided I had to go with their signature drink: The Cinn-A-Bee Latte, made with two shots of espresso, steamed milk, cinnamon and honey ($4).
I realized I wasn’t going to be able to get out of there without the ghost of one of these pastries haunting my day! (These are the things I tell myself…) There were a variety of scones, coffee cake, and biscotti, just to name a few. I picked a pumpkin scone ($2), and Missy was so kind to throw in a Donut Muffin too! She said this is one of their most popular items – a muffin that tastes like a donut and coated in sugar. Sounds right up my ally, huh?
My hot latte and freshly baked goods smiled pretty for a quick photo shoot in my car. As tempting as it was to eat it right then and there, I really wanted to be able to take my time and enjoy my treats, not distracted by driving. So I drove quickly to work, settled in at my desk, and savored each sip and bite.
The scone was soft, dense and chewy with the perfect pumpkin spice flavor. Traditional scones are much more dry and crumbly. There is a time and place for that, but not with this scone. Since I had the donut muffin too, I ended up saving half of each pastry for my afternoon later. After all, I didn’t want to put myself in complete sugar overload.
The muffin truly did capture the essence of a donut. It is a genius creation and I could have eaten five. Self control, my friends. It doesn’t always come easily!
Fellow Charlestonians need to make a visit to my next of the woods on Daniel Island and try this place as soon as you can. I am already dreaming of my next trip. It’s not often I spend money on morning coffee, since I get it for free at work or just make it at home. But with such a great place so close to home now, that could change.
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