Dolce wall signcrenhRFGeorge Carroll and Chuck Stanko's Dolce Bakery is quite possibly one of the sweetest experiences you can have in the northern hinterlands. Nestled on N. Walnut St. in downtown Milford, it is a local (and, in-fact, statewide) mecca for upscale goodies and -- get this: They are one of the few places you can buy Old World Breads, now owned by Root Gourmet in Rehoboth. Bread Whisperer Keith Irwin bakes former owner Steve Kogler's traditional recipes on and then Dolce OW bread close crenhRFwhisks the loaves [the sourdough and the country loaf are pictured, left] over to Dolce. And you need to get there early before everything's gone.Dolce bkfst cookiescrenhRF

But it's not just about bread at Dolce. This humble little spot has won award after award from the Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival. For the last three years, they have earned 2nd Place for their signature Gooey Chocolate Cookie [pictured, right] and in the most recent competition this year they won 1st Place for their legendary Stick in the Mud Brownie, 2nd Place (yet again!) for the Gooey Chocolate Cookie, and 3rd Place for Dolce gooey choc cookiecrenhRFthe Chocolate Oreo Cheesecake [pictured, left].

One item not to be missed at Dolce is the Philadelphia Buttercake [pictured, right]. Back when they opened the bakery in 2003, one of their first customers insisted that they research this Philly tradition and sell their own take on it. From afar, it looks like a lemon square, but it is not a lemon square. It's hard to describe: It's as if cream cheese, butter, vanilla, sugar and cream all got together and had a baby. And baby, this thing is delicious. And extremely rich and satisfying. Trust your Foodie on this one.

Other specialties include a wide range of coffees, Hershey's ice cream, their own Breakfast Cookie (made from Grape Nuts and shaved Dolce oreo cheesecakecrenhRFalmonds) [pictured, upper right], and cupcakes, cupcakes and more cupcakes [some pictured below]. Check out the photos. They say it all.

George is the one covered in flour, and Chuck is the guy smiling as he puts a shot of espresso in your coffee. Dolce is open every day except Sunday, and feel free to click here for a look at their website.

Dolce is at 36 N. Walnut St. in Milford. They are super-friendly and will happily give you directions over the phone. If you areDOLCE Philly bcake crenhRF trekking there from Rehoboth Beach area, give a quick call just to make sure they are open -- and that they have a full stock of Old World Breads and those Philadelphia Buttercakes.Dolce cupcakes choc strawscrenhRFDolce cupcakes trianglescrenhRF

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0 # Klaus Goodwin-Pfiste 2013-06-16 02:25
OMG, coming from the land of breads and cake (Germany) this all looks so amazing and delicious! This will for sure be one of the spots we'll try out next time we are up in Rehoboth Beach, DE....thanks, Rehoboth Foodie :-)
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+1 # Lisa Cantwell 2013-06-16 10:02
Dolce is a little slice of heaven right here in Milford! Amazing service and products!!! They are the best if everything all rolled up in one!!
❤ DOLCE
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0 # Nancy C 2013-06-16 10:11
By far my favorite place!! (my kids love it too!!!) George, Chuck, Nick, Erin and Jocelyn are the BEST!!!!!
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0 # Heather 2013-06-16 10:50
We love Dolce! They have great baked goods and they're always nice to my toddler when we come in. Also, they let me bring any reusable mug for my coffee! (Some places won't let you bring other brands-I just want to save the planet!) Any time I'm in Milford and they are open I make it a point to stop in, even if all I get is a cookie for my daughter. And even though that isn't as often as it used to be, they still remember me and my daughter!
Also, it's worth it to let Chuck make you a coffee drink of his choosing-I told him I hate vanilla but anything else is good, and anything he's made for me has been delicious!
Dolce is definitely worth a visit.
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+1 # Always Hungry 2013-06-17 19:40
If you don't live in Milford, but you love baked goods, drive yourself to Dolce immediately! I have tasted some of the best cupcakes anywhere at this bakery. The icing is exactly as icing should be--creamy, sweet, but not too much of either. The breakfast cookie is an absolute innovation and I don't think there's anything here I won't eventually try. The Philadelphia buttercake borders on a religious experience; actually, it is one. We have some decent bakeries around Rehoboth, but this one is really special and worthy of the trip. My next birthday cake will come from Dolce, for sure. Cannot wait to try the other items the Foodie mentioned in his review.
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0 # Life On The Edges 2013-06-18 01:28
Dolce is one of my favorite coffee shops. Consistently excellent food, drink, atmosphere, and service. Can't beat it.
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0 # Dale 2013-08-05 14:00
I work in Rehoboth & one of our company reps lives in Felton she always stops & brings a huge assortment of "goodies" every month. Everyone enticipates the day & they are gone in a flash! Awesome.
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0 # Jerry Williams 2013-11-14 10:32
We love Dolce Bakery! We go any chance we have. They not only have the best bakery items and coffees, but the customer service is out of this world! We recommend Dolce to everyone!
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0 # Jim 2013-12-11 22:53
I always make a point of stopping by on my way to Lewes from Washington. Even on my very first stop I was treated as if I was there best long standing customer. And that has happened every time since. Something about the place puts me in mind of a little gem of a coffee shop on the Upper East Side in New York. A must stop on the way to or from the beach...
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0 # chris 2014-03-01 18:52
Amazing little gem hiding in the small town of Milford! The coffee and coffee drinks are wonderful, the service is always like visiting an old friend and the baked goods are out of this world! Try the maple cupcake with a little bit of bacon on the top, the red velvet cupcake, the sugar cookies, cranberry scones (with the exact amount of sweetness) AND ANYTHING CHOCOLATE! Just amazing - Love this place!
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