For pre-activity fuel or post-activity treats, it's difficult to beat Persephone Bakery Boulangerie amp; Cafe. Their Croque Madame breakfast will fuel you for hours, and it just tastes great. Start with a thick slice of Persephone bread. Spread Mornay sauce made from butter, flour, milk, and cheese over that. Add a couple slices of Berkshire ham, melt gruyere over that, and top it all with an organic fried egg. Then go ski or climb.
Persephone’s baked goods, which are some of the best in Jackson, have been sold at Jackson Whole Grocer, Aspen Market, and the Farmers’ Market, among other places, since Le Cordon Bleu-trained baker, Kevin Cohane and his wife, Ali, opened the bakery in April 2011. It was only in June 2013 that the couple opened their own storefront, but this has only served to enhance their product.
They now serve breakfast from 7 am until 3 pm daily, lunches from 10:30 am until 3 pm, and baked goods and Intelligentsia coffee until they close. And these baked goods are the best around. The whole wheat Morning Glory muffin is one particular must-have, topped with an unimaginable amount of seeds and crammed with apricots, shredded coconut, and flax seed. It’s the best muffin in town; moist and filling and all sorts of good.
For lunch, choose the French lentil salad roasted eggplant, cauliflower, lentils, chickpeas, hazelnuts, multigrain crouton, eggplant caponata, and a chive yogurt dressing--or the turkey croque monsieur—pain au levain, roasted turkey breast, gruyere, Mornay sauce, summer chutney, field greens.
An added bonus is that in the summer, Persephone's outdoor tables sit in the shade of massive cottonwood trees, so it makes for a really great place to spend hours on end in the company friends, strangers, or solitude. There is free Wi-Fi.