PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHELLE MAGDALENA
Alta Bakery breathes new life into the beloved Cooper Molera Adobe complex in the heart of Old Monterey
If you pay close attention at Alta Bakery + Café, you might notice an enigmatic design dusted on a rustic loaf of bread or imprinted in the foam of an espresso drink. You’ll also see it decorating menus and labels, and it reappears on interpretive signs throughout the gardens, orchard and 19th century structures that make up the Cooper Molera Adobe complex where the bakery opened in April.
Is it a heart? An artichoke? A bow-legged dancer? If it sparks your imagination, particularly about the compound’s early occupants and their world, then it’s doing its job. The … Read More