Tupelo's Bakery in Monticello Florida

We visited Tupelo's Bakery in Monticello this week. That's Monticello Florida, not Virginia. Tupelo's is an organic bakery serving up amazing offerings of freshly baked pastries, breads, sandwiches and quiche. What a place!

It's laid back and you can sit and enjoy lunch or a pastry or just hang out, enjoying small town living with no one bustling about, nobody is in a rush, no shouting. I love it. First I'll tell you about the food but then check out the Full Moon Farm store attached.

Ok, here's lunch, check out the Deluxe Pizza Panini: Ham and pepperoni layered up with sauteed mushrooms, roasted red peppers, olives, mozzarella and parmigiano cheeses, with Italian herbs and our homemade tomato sauce. Leave the meats off for a great veggie option! Whole $8.00 Half $4.50


Pity I didn't get a clear shot of this sandwich. It was amazing. It honestly did taste like a pizza.


The quiche is very filling, This one is prosciutto, Gouda and green onion. There are many other varieties available, all freshly baked. This photo doesn't do it justice,it was honestly a huge slice.


Desserts are plentiful and it's very difficult to make a choice. We opted to split a triple chocolate brownie and oh my, it was rich and moist and everything you could want if you are a brownie lover.

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The Full Moon Farm store is attached to the bakery, it's inside the shop. You can buy honey, candles, crafts and a variety of hand made items.


Here is a seed exchange.


Handmade items make great gifts. I love the quality of the things they sell.


This pottery is gorgeous. I plan to buy some one day and haul it home in the tour pack of the trike. Carefully packed of course.


This painting is one of many hanging on the walls if the restaurant area. Lots of paintings done by local artists, most are for sale. I was struck by the detail of this one. While we ate I kept glancing up at this one, noticing more detail each time, the brush strokes, the tiny hairs on the steer's chin. Looked better in person.


More vacation wanderings and eats coming up. Couldn't ride yesterday as it rained off on on all day long. We went out to dinner at Bonefish Grill in Tallahassee for our 32nd wedding anniversary though. Love our vacation week off!

I am linking up to Deb in Hawaii for her Souper Sunday. HERE is this week's link, you don't have to post on Sunday. Also linking up to Beth Fish's Weekend Cooking Series.



Vicki said...

Yum, Yum, and Yum!

Sounds like you're having a great week! I'd love to visit this place sometime. The food looks really good, the store quaint, and the cow painting is excellent!

Again, Happy Anniversary to you and the Mr.

Beth F said...

That pizza panini looks awesome (well so do the brownie and quiche). The store looks like a really fun place to poke around in and I love the lavender walls. Hope you get out for ride today or tomorrow.

jama said...

Wish we had a place like that close to home. The pizza panini and brownie look so yummy. Happy Anniversary. Enjoy your vacation!

Trish said...

I would LOVE to visit that Full Moon Farm Store! Love stuff like that--reminds me a bit of Cracker Barrel without all of the kitsch. :) And the panini looks delicious--I've never wanted a panini press but that definitely has me thinking otherwise.

S got his copy of AMA magazine yesterday and it made me think of you. Enjoy the riding!!

Katherine P said...

I would pay serious money to have a bit of that quiche right now! It's pretty much all of my favorite things in one. The panini and the dessert don't look so bad either! I love the little craft store in the bakery.

Margot said...

That quiche looks delicious as does your panini and brownie. Sounds like a fun place to visit.

Claudia said...

Sounds like you're having a fun vacation. I'd be totally jealous if we didn't have a similar little bakery/cafe in town. I should take some photos instead of just eating in there.

Carole said...

Love that store! Have a great week. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

Deb in Hawaii said...

Both the restaurant and the attached store look like places I would love to hang out in--everything looks delicious. I am drooling over that brownie especially. I have never felt the *need* for a honeypot before now but the ones they have are so adorable. ;-)

Thanks for sharing your panini with Souper Sundays this week!

(Diane) bookchickdi said...

That quiche is calling my name! There was this little grocery store back home that used to make pizza sub sandwiches that were so darn good, it reminds me of your sandwich.

Tina said...

Here it's Sunday and we have one day left of our vacation. It's gone so fast! Thank you all so much for the nice comments. We have some great little local places to enjoy here in this humid part of the state. I am longing for the mountains this time of year though. Thanks again for visiting!

Mae Travels said...

Your photos look fine to me -- no need to apologize! Using pizza topping as sandwich filling is really a great idea. I sometimes do it when I'm alone home for lunch -- spread some tomato paste from a tube on bread, add cheese and any other pizza type foods, toast it a bit, and it's a sandwich!

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

JoAnn said...

This looks so good!! We need to make a return trip to the panhandle...

Joy Weese Moll said...

That all looks so good! I love sandwiches in good bakeries because you know that they really paid attention to get the bread right.

Le laquet said...

Wow! That sandwich and the quiche. Yum! Such a great looking store too. Holidays are the best times 😉

Debra Eliotseats said...

These look delicious and are giving me recipe ideas. I love that longhorn painting!

Tina said...

I love the sandwiches made in a bakery too, everything is so fresh! That painting would actually fit in our den over the stereo as there is a large expanse of wall that could handle a painting that size. But I don't think it would fit in with the rest of the "decor"
It's very cool though.

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