What is baking now at Esperance in Jenks?
Part of the fun of popping into Esperance is not knowing what will be in the bakery case that day.
Esperance owner Hope Alexander
When I heard about a little bakery in a strip center in Jenks, I assumed it was a doughnut shop. After all, a doughnut shop near downtown Jenks makes sense. But a boutique bakery with pear en croute, scones and puff pastry — well, I didn’t expect that.
Everything about Esperance Bakery in Jenks is unexpected. On any given day, you will find something new or something hard to find. For a small-town Oklahoma bakery to have both savory and sweet croissants, berry galettes and cardamom rolls is a culinary miracle.
The loyal customers of this unicorn of a bake shop have known for more than two years what I just discovered a few weeks ago. Part of the fun of popping into Esperance is not knowing what will be in the bakery case that day. The monthly menu features weekly specials and daily additions. But once customers find something they can’t live without — like the chocolate chip-pecan cookies — special orders can be made with a heads-up to owner Hope Alexander.
Esperance is a neat, cozy spot for a coffee and pastry meet-up or lunch. 610 W. Main St., Jenks | 918-528-6544