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Bresnan Bread's Artisan Bakery

  • 301-B E. Louisiana St.

    McKinney, TX 75069

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Bresnan's Bread and Pastry is a small spot in McKinney's quaint downtown area that is a grab-and-go establishment as well as an online-only pre-order business that has developed a loyal following; orders are picked up in the Design District in Dallas on Saturday mornings. Bresnan's coffee offerings are supplied by Noble Coyote Roasters, and there is a drip coffee, espresso, latte or cappuccino to meet anyone's coffee desires. Grab a loaf of rustic sourdough ($9) to take home for the weekend,with chewy crust that encases pillowy bread that skillfully nails all the sourdough marks. As remarkable as the sourdough is, the other pastries from Bresnan truly shine. They make a different dough for each pastry and bread, so the morning bun's texture (with the hint of citrus and cardamom) hits just a bit differently than the vanilla-cream danish topped with orange and pistachio. Both were a delight. Muffins, brownies and cookies are available in addition to the pastries, and range from $3.50 to $5.50. And then there are kouign amanns ($5), the buttery-flaky-sweet concoction that we've sung the praises of other spots for rising to challenge of making the elusive kouign amanns, and are thrilled to report Bresnan's as another exquisite version.
sourdough bread
Chris Wolfgang
  • Price: $$
  • Hours: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. 
  • Alcohol: No Alcohol