Under Construction: West End Tandem


Tandem Coffee Roasters (facebook, twitter, instagram, website) has announced plans to launch a cafe and bakery in the West End at 742 Congress Street. For this venture Tandem is teaming up with baker Briana Holt, whose resume most recently includes Pies ‘n’ Thighs in Brooklyn. Tandem plans on starting construction next month and hope to be open in early summer.

Some of the seasonal bakery offerings will include sweet and savory pastries and a rotating selection of pies, all made on site. Expect more seating and a similar vibe to Tandem’s East Bayside location, ie. hi-fi no wi-fi.

This is Tandem’s second location, their roastery and original cafe opened on Anderson Street in East Bayside in 2012.

742 Congress had originally been slated as the location for a bakery run by Local 188, but the project was put on hold in order to focus time and attention on the launch of Salvage BBQ.

3 comments on “Under Construction: West End Tandem

  1. Huh, no wifi. Well that drops it from my list of coffee shops. Yardprom when I was there the other day to get a serving of ztom’s excellent beef curry had nearly every seat filled with someone using some sort of iDevice. As was I.

  2. If you like gluten-free baked goods, check out Galley Goodies which will be at the Portland Flea Market this coming Saturday. I bought their gluten-free peanut butter cookies this past Saturday and they were quite splendid. Everything they do is gluten-free and prepared in a certified gluten-free kitchen.

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