Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Love Bugs Bakery - Viera

Love Bugs Bakery Viera
5445 Murrell Road
Viera, FL 32955

Viera Business Hours:
Mon - Sat. 6am - 3pm
Closed Sundays

Love Bugs Bakery is the newest addition to Viera!  In the afternoon, several tasters and I stopped by the new store recently and ordered an assortment of items for a "take-a-bite" tasting. 

This is a second location for the bakery.  The original location is on Wickham Road in West Melbourne.  You can find the bakery menu here. 

The Love Bugs Bakery Viera is very clean and bright.  The staff was friendly and helpful. 

The first thing we tried was a turkey and ham sub on wheat.  It was super fresh and delicious!  All of the deli meat at Love Bugs Viera is Boars Head brand.  The hoagie bread tasted fresh baked and was very good.  If you have a sub craving, Love Bugs is a good place to go. 

We also ordered several donuts and sampled a bite of each.  The donuts were fresh made and tasted like a good donut should.  I can assume the donuts tastes their best first thing in the morning.  We also sampled a croissant.  It definitely tasted fresh-made.  It wasn't as crispy on the outside as I would prefer, but it was satisfactory.

The cupcakes from Love Bugs were remarkable; especially the red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting.  The cake part was so moist and perfect and the frosting was exactly how cream cheese frosting should be; delicious and rich and not overly sweet.  Everyone agreed the red velvet cupcake was the best thing we tried.  It was outstanding!

The prices at Love Bugs Bakery are very reasonable and I felt a very good value.  Our entire bill for all that deliciousness was just under $20.  The big beautiful artisan cupcakes were only $1.99 each, the donuts were $1.09, and the croissant was $1.79. The sub with turkey and ham came to $9.49.  Worth noting is that if you order a sub with 2 different kinds of meat, they charge you $1.79 for extra meat.  The sub was large enough for 2 small to medium appetites to share. 

Lovebugs is a GREAT new addition to Viera.  Definitely give it a try.  We are looking forward to going back and trying some of the other offerings.  You can print out some very good coupons at their website here.


We went back to Love Bugs a few days later early in the morning.  Again, the staff was very kind and helpful and the store was very clean.  I got to try a Maple Bacon donut.  It was AMAZING!  Best donut ever! As I suspected, the donuts at Love Bugs taste best first thing in the morning when they are very fresh.  Get there early! They also serve biscuits and gravy.

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Burger Place - Downtown Melbourne

The Burger Place
811 East New Haven Ave
Melbourne, FL 32901

Monday - Thursday
Friday - Saturday

Recently we stopped in for lunch at The Burger Place in Downtown Melbourne. My spouse had eaten at the Burger Place several times, but this was my first time.  The restaurant has a cute 1950's throwback feel.  It is a fast casual joint where you order at the register and then the food is brought to your table when it is ready.

Mini Burger Combo

The burger was AWESOME! For me, it is probably the best restaurant burger I have had in the area.

I preferred it over Five Guys for several reasons:

(1) The bun! The Burger Place makes their own homemade buns and it is awesome!! Fresh baked, but grilled on the inside, just how I like it.

(2) The cheese! My burger had real cheese on it, not that processed orange stuff.

(3) The fries! I like a crispy fry. The Burger Place had good crispy fries.

I ordered a mini burger combo with everything on it which included a good sized 1 patty burger, fries and a soda. The meat on the burger tasted fresh, delicious and premium. The price for the combo was about $8.50.  I felt it was a reasonable price point for the meal!

The kids meals were reasonable as well and came in these cute little cars!

The restaurant was super clean (including the bathrooms) and the service was good.

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