A couple buildings down from Chosun Ok was White Windmill Bakery & Cafe, a Korean bakery/cafe, which has a few other locations, all sprinkled outside-the-perimeter, northwest of Atlanta.
I always feel a bit bashful taking a picture of interiors, for fear of people getting irate at me taking their photo, but it's decently nice inside. Kind of feels like a slightly more (but not too) rustic Starbucks if that makes any sense.
As for the food, it was pretty decent, say better than the average Chinese bakery for example, in that it showed more restraint and subtle flavors, but just not outstanding or mind-blowing in the way some French bakeries can be.
Chestnut Manjoo - Pretty decent texture and taste. Chestnut mashed up inside, slightly powdery, mashed potato texture. Not oily. Light, with chestnut and sesame being the main flavors.
Hawaiian roll - no idea why this is called a hawaiian roll. A wheaty type cake with lots of walnut pieces and cream. Slightly rounded flavor of cream, offset by walnut and wheatier flavors of cake. Decent.
Cream rye bread - Essentially a roll of rye bread with cream added to the batter and some walnuts. The cream cut down on some of the sharper bitterness that rye can sometimes have and the walnuts increased the kind of dry texture and flavor. Strangely, I initially wasn't a fan, but this grew on me and I came to quite enjoying about half-loaf.
Heh and you gotta love the message on some of their larger baked goods.
Nothing really jumped out as spectacular, but there was a nice sense of balance and restraint on sweetness going on that would not make this bad as a regular go-to bakery if you live anywhere close by to one of their locations.
White Windmill Bakery & Cafe
5881 Buford Highway Northwest Doraville, GA 30362 (Map)
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