One of the kids calls my brown soda bread the “not pretty bread” or the “soup bread.” (That last one because it’s not really best for sandwiches. For that try muffuletta bread!)
But everyone loves it and their eyes light up when they see it resting on the board. Granted, any homemade bread tends to make that happen.
Myself, I like it best with a small pat of real salted butter, maybe a spoon of local jam or some local honey, and a bracing cup of coffee. It’s the simple joys.