Bread & Friends (website, instagram) is now open. The bakery and cafe is located at 505 Fore Street in the building formerly occupied by Pizzarino. The entire space has been redesigned by Mey & Co. The side dining room has a large glass wall that looks directly into the bakery and kitchen.
The 24-seat counter service cafe is open Thursday through Monday, 8 am – 2:30 pm. The menu (see below) includes croissants, morning buns, cookies and other treats. There are also plated options for breakfast and lunch like the crispy potato, sunny side egg, chorizo and green chermoula dish shown below. They serve wine and beer as well as a full coffee program featuring Bolt Coffee and teas from the Rare Tea Company.
Co-owners Maggie and Tanner Rubin and Jessica Rattey and Jeremy Broucek launched their bakery in 2021 initially selling at Farmers’ Markets and wholesaling their breads and baked goods. They moved to Portland from the Bay Area where they worked in bakeries and restaurants including Tartine, State Bird Provisions and The Progress.