Just a few weeks ago, Walter and Margarita Manzke launched dinner service for their hotly anticipated bistro, Republique. The bakery finally fired its oven on December 10, with coffee, tea, and pastries on offer 8 a.m. through the mid-to-late afternoon. Baked goods include croissants, pain au chocolat, brownies, muffins, and a blueberry brioche streusel. Eventually, Margarita, who manages the bakery side, will offer house-baked artisan breads from a new French oven, though wholesale distribution isn't part of the plan.
Along with espresso drinks and tea, there are tea lattes and herbal infusions, for those not wanting a jolt of caffeine. The cheerful, bright space should make an ideal morning and noon-time stop, with open seating and the smells of dinner service prep emanating from the open kitchen. Republique bakery plans to expand hours in the new year.
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Photo by Elizabeth Daniels