Bread at The Mill.

April 30, 2013

Breakfast has been particularly inspiring of late. The reason? A little thing called bread.

Bread. Simple, yes, but when made well it is far more than just a humble loaf. When your mind is blown by the craftsmanship of a simple slice, it encourages you to re-evaluate everything you accept in your everyday life. Why shouldn’t our experiences, no matter how basic and mundane and familiar, be exceptional? From your morning coffee, to the cheese in your sandwich. Even your chosen reading material of an evening. We have become so saturated with choice that somehow we find ourselves settling with less than inspiring options with unsettling regularity.

Yet to make a decision to savour and celebrate quality, to act intentionally in this way, is to elevate your everyday happiness, to feed your soul, and to decorate your days…

That’s what I adore about The Mill, one of my new favourite spots in San Francisco. The Mill celebrates bread and coffee. There is less choice on the menu, yet it is all good and wholesome. It’s solid and proud. A slice or loaf, and a cup, is surely fulfilling. And experiencing this wonderment at such a basic level, with bread and milk and beans, encourages you to strive for more things good and wholesome and solid and proud in life.

It’s a powerful thing.

Last Sunday I took Ben to The Mill for a breakfast date. Dark rye with cream cheese for him, country loaf with cinnamon sugar and butter for me. As well as two lattes and a takeaway dark rye loaf (to afford more affectionate morning meals into the week).



Today, for Wednesday Breakfast Club, my morning meal was most affectionate.



♥ Dark rye toast from The Mill with sunflower seed butter and banana.

♥ Black Tea. Strong.



What did you have for breakfast today?


Heidi xo

You Might Also Like

  • Taryn April 30, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Apple and cinnamon oats and a deliciously creamy latte <3

    • Heidi April 30, 2013 at 4:42 pm

      yummm. Sounds perfect for Melbourne right now x

  • Molly April 30, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    I love the way you describe your tea!!! Black tea. Strong. ha ha fabulous x

    • Heidi May 1, 2013 at 10:19 am

      Always & forever x

  • Ros May 1, 2013 at 4:14 am

    Cinnamon sugar and butter….I’m drooling! My breakfast was a scoop of 180 nutrition protein powder whizzed up in the milkshake maker with half coconut water/half almond milk and a teaspoon of cacao powder. Nice and quick before racing out the door.

    • Heidi May 1, 2013 at 10:20 am

      Delicious on the go! x

  • Cilla May 1, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    I had macadamia muesli and yoghurt, but the yoghurt was a bit sour….. errrgh. Might have to chuck that out.
    I am fully with you on simple, quality items.

    • Heidi May 2, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      Yay, high five! x

  • Ashley May 2, 2013 at 6:39 am

    Mmm I do miss good dark rye bread, all over the place in Germany when I was there on exchange!

    • Heidi May 2, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      Oh I can imagine! x

  • Jacqui May 2, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Hi Heidi,
    I can’t remember how I found your site, but I think it was through Instagram – says a lot right there about the plethora of channels through which we receive our information 🙂 Can be so overwhelming. In any case, I’m so glad I did! Love the simplistic beauty of your photos and words. To visit your site is to be, in a sense, calmed.

    I wonder if you’ve read Linda Holme’s NPR’s piece on choosing in an age of saturation. I just came across it today, and I think you might find it interesting. Happy writing, and please keep it coming. Cheers!

    • Heidi May 2, 2013 at 9:18 pm

      Thanks for that link, Jacqui (& your lovely words too!). Culling & surrender – I like it. I’m working on consciously making decisions on how I spend my time & being ok with that 🙂 x

  • San Francisco Days - Apples Under My Bed - A food diary. May 6, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    […] have breakfast myself. Lately, bread has been on my mind. And […]