As soon as we discovered that Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Cafe was now open, we headed right over to check things out.

What we found: absolutely delicious drinks and treats that are all surprisingly (disturbingly?) low-priced, and a full house at 8:30 on Saturday night, with a line at the counter and people sitting in every room on both floors. We opted for the coconut lemon bundt cake and a peanut butter Rice Krispy treat and both were every bit as good as any non-vegan version anywhere. (Full disclosure: I’m not vegan, but my husband is. I eat vegan 90%+ of the time, but that other 10% can assure you that I’m not simply suffering from taste bud amnesia after a prolonged absence from dairy and eggs in baking.) Drinks are made with soy milk by default, though for a small upcharge you can also get almond, hemp, coconut, or cashew milk. Mud Pie gets a high five for offering mini cupcakes at just 75 cents in case you want to sample multiple flavors, or just get a tiny taste of something.

Mud Pie’s been lauded in online reviews by non-vegans as well, so let’s hope the traffic we saw on Saturday night is a sign of great things to come and that we find this cafe and bakery becomes a long-term addition to the increasingly tasty and plentiful vegan eats in this town.