Artisanal Bread and Lattes near Us
Forget your diet, there are just too many wonderful new establishments in our area with amazing breads and pastries, lattes and teas, and inviting environments to pass them by. Here are two newer places to try not too far away, and one old favorite.
The Bread Stand
419 Boyden Avenue
The Bread Stand opened this week, but in my visit today, it was already full and bustling. Owned and launched by the founder of Arturo’s Osteria and Pizzeria in Maplewood village, the shop is located in the Hilton neighborhood of Maplewood, with an adjacent parking lot. The decor is warm and inviting and the pastries and breads are aromatic and delicious. They also sell loaves for taking away. The Bread Stand is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily for now and expects hours to expand soon.
Liv Breads Artisan Bakery and Coffee Bar
184 Essex Street
Opened since late last summer, Liv Breads has created a wonderfully fragrant, open and bright space with a modern sensibility. You can eat in or grab and go. Baking is done directly in the space, so you can watch all of the activity. And they bake all day, so the loaf you buy may have just come out of the oven.
Owned by two local bakers, Elana and Yaniv Livneh, along with Yaniv’s brother Rony, and an esteemed instructor at the Danon Culinary School in Tel Aviv, offerings include baguettes, sourdough loaves, country style breads, plus sandwiches, croissants and pastries.
Montclair Bread Company
16 Label Street
A Montclair fixture since 2012, Montclair Bread Co has a team of over thirty retail and production employees, who bring their flair and creativity to their innovative food and experiences. They are known for their wonderful artisanal bread fas well as for the creative and unrivaled treats for special occasions. Montclair Bread is a huge supporter of the local community, hosting community events, celebrations, and baking classes.
Montclair Bread recently opened a second location uptown, near the Upper Montclair train station, where they carry all of the same treats as at their flagship bakery.