Mason Dixon Bakery

Mason Dixon Bakery and Bistro | Mason Dixon is located inside of a charming little brick house-looking building with a bright blue door. The bakery is located right at the corner of Bob Wallace Avenue and Whitesburg Drive and is easy to miss with the bustling traffic in the area. When we arrived on Friday, mid-morning, the small parking lot was fairly empty. The three young ladies who were working in the bakery were pleasant, cheerful, and happy to assist us. When our food was delivered to our table it was very appealing to the eye and attractively plated. The dishes and table surfaces seemed very clean but the floors were in need of a good sweep.

Cindy
Guest Contributor

Living almost a county away, I had never ventured out to, on purpose, go to the gluten-free restaurant, Mason-Dixon. Spending time with one of my children is always a plus, and when my daughter called with an invitation to join her for breakfast I was happy to comply. I have been curious about gluten-free food and I had heard that Mason-Dixon is the the place to go for such fare. Upon arrival the parking lot was largely free of cars (although things did get busier as we were leaving), and the outside of the renovated house which is the home of M-D showed to be in need of some sprucing up – easy fixes needed, very apparent to the casual observer. The interior was nicely decorated with eclectic décor, although some upkeep issues became apparent when two chairs at our table were broken and could potentially cause an embarrassing (and injurious?) spill to a customer. 

WHAT SHE ATE:

House-made Everything Bagel & Cream Cheese - $3

After checking out the breakfast portion of the menu we made our selections and gave our orders to the pleasant, quiet young woman at the counter. Our food arrived promptly and appeared appetizing albeit somewhat diminutive. I had ordered an everything bagel with cream cheese, coffee, and a carrot cake cupcake to take home to my sweetheart. The bagel (served with abundant cream cheese) was possibly really delicious to one accustomed to gluten-free items, but to me it really lacked flavor for a bagel seasoned with “everything”. The coffee was somewhat bitter and not to my taste. The cupcake actually went to a young man at our church who must eat gluten-free food. Alas, I have no review for that item, but I would imagine that he enjoyed the yummy-looking dessert. Once again, the visit to Mason-Dixon was most probably lost on me, the uninitiated, not-gluten-free diner, so I recommend that those folks who enjoy gluten-free cuisine try it out for yourselves!

Experience Rating:
3/5
Food Rating:
2/5

Audrey

I always enjoy going to this local gluten-free bakery. I especially love their breakfast and am always satisfied after eating here. Mason Dixon is completely gluten-free and has other entree options that are soy-free, dairy-free and paleo, vegan options. I love that at this location customers can trust that their dietary needs are considered and also that Mason Dixon has healthier options than a normal restaurant might have. I love the style of the place and am always comfortable while eating there.

WHAT SHE ATE:

Egg Sandwich w/ Side of Fresh Fruit - $7.50
Local sunny side up egg with choice of ham/bacon/sausage and cheddar/goat cheese on choice of house-made bread (Buttermilk Biscuit, Classic White or Ancient Grain)

I ordered the egg sandwich with a side of fruit after learning that the steak and eggs they have are a Saturday brunch only option (*sad face*). The breakfast item was a biscuit with cheese and a scrambled egg inside. The cheese was a little odd, but I don’t really know why. The fresh fruit was a great assortment and was the perfect ripeness. I think Mason Dixon is mostly a word-of-mouth place because the people I’ve talked to about Mason Dixon assume it is not a restaurant but instead is something else. Overall, I really enjoyed my experience and food and will be going back. I recommend this place to everyone.  

Experience Rating:
4/5
Food Rating:
4/5

Jordan

I love Mason Dixon and I honestly think they’re doing a great thing bringing gluten-free options to the Huntsville area. The owner has found a great need to be filled in Huntsville and I’m proud to have this restaurant here. However, if you’re fortunate enough to not have the dietary restriction of having to eat gluten-free, I’m not sure Mason Dixon would appeal to you.  The food is probably fantastic for people who can’t eat gluten, but, to me, it tasted bland. Also, both times I’ve visited I’ve thought the restaurant is charming initially, but upon closer inspection found it to be in need of a lot of repair and a good cleaning.

WHAT SHE ATE:

Egg Sandwich w/Blueberry Muffin - $7.50
Local sunny side up egg with choice of ham/bacon/sausage and cheddar/goat cheese on choice of house-made bread (Buttermilk Biscuit, Classic White or Ancient Grain)

At this visit I ordered the breakfast sandwich with scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheddar. Give me a bacon, egg, & cheese biscuit and I’m usually a happy girl! The biscuit on this sandwich really needed some added flavor but the rest of the ingredients were delicious and prepared well, especially the bacon. I would go back to Mason Dixon if a friend wanted to eat there because of their specialty foods, but, as someone who has no food allergies, I didn’t care for the flavors (or lack thereof). Basically, if you need to eat gluten-free or you have other food allergies or dietary restrictions, this is definitely the spot to go!

Experience Rating:
3.5/5
Food Rating:
3/5

Give them a visit!

Mason Dixon Bakery & Bistro
2358 Whitesburg Drive
Huntsville, AL 35801

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