The Mill isn’t a Portlandia punch line, though it skates perilously close. Occupying a vaguely Scandinavian-style storefront
in NoPa, with lots of white tile and blond wood, this joint venture from direct trade–sourced Four Barrel Coffee and organic,
naturally leavened Josey Baker Bread focuses on two things: yep, bread and coffee. Three, if you count the toast, and you
should. There are four combos each day—dark mountain rye with cream cheese, for example, and country white with butter and
cinnamon sugar—assembled by a production line of bearded dudes who slice the bread to order and slam it into old-school toasters.
Note to the non-coffee drinker: You can get tea or Dandelion hot chocolate instead. You just have to ask.
Last Reviewed July 2013