Zu Bakery (website, instagram) owner Barak Olins has leased space at 81 Clark Street where he plans to open a bakery and retail shop. Olins envisions it as a takeout “traditional neighborhood boulangerie” with baking taking place onsite. He hopes to open the new bakery in the spring.
Zu Bakery will be serving pastries and coffee at the start of the day and with baguettes and other breads going on sale as they get baked during the day. Olins plans to make most of his bakery products with Maine grown grains he mills in-house. In addition to morning pastries and breads Zu Bakery will also sell biscotti, granola, seasonal pastries and a small selection of bottled wine. He plans to evolve the offerings of the shop as he learns the needs of the neighborhood.
Olins launched Zu Baker in 2000. Previously he was a co-founder/chef of the highly regarded Cafe Uffa, which was located in Longfellow Square and opened in 1995. Olins used funds from the sale of Uffa to build the bread oven when launching Zu Baker.