A simple, tidy exterior belies the warm, homey interior of Tonya’s Patisserie in Chesterton, Indiana.
You would never guess that this small but bustling Indiana town holds incredible, delicious desserts–at the hands of a small town gal turned big city chef turned small town entrepreneur.
Tonya’s Patisserie in Chesterton, Indiana
With several executive chef positions under her belt, soft-spoken owner Tonya Deiotte exudes kindness and certainly knows her way around a kitchen! What’s more, in true small town style, her mother is usually by her side.
They churn out a changing weekly menu in this Indiana bakery: gluten-free soups, vegetarian items, and desserts. My goodness, the desserts!
Tonya pointed out tasty treats in the case, using words like “lemon curd” and “cheesecake” and “pastry.” Locally grown produce shines in her creative and absolutely drool-worthy confections. I should know. I had the chance to try a pastry (or two) myself!
Lemon curd surrounded by a flaky and buttery pastry becomes something special with large, sweet blueberries!
Mile-high cinnamon rolls draped in a sweet icing. Melt in your mouth chocolate chip cookies. The soft crunch of a pastry with a generous dollop of Nutella hidden inside.
Cleverly decorated, shortbread cookies take on a new form as sweet little mice. The S’mores Cupcake was calling my name–and don’t get me started on the adorable apple cakes. We might be here awhile.
No matter what you choose, it’s going to be good!
It’s kind of like having a taste of France in Porter County but without the snobbery, overseas flight, or the guaranteed jet lag. Tonya has a passion for baking–and you can taste that in every bite.
Absolutely put this on your “must go” list. It doesn’t get better than Tonya’s Patisserie. This is little Indiana.
Just don’t forget to tell ‘em that little Indiana sent you!
Chesterton Indiana 46304
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