New bakery brings baked goods to Riverdale

· The Pulse
By Sharon Yeo
in the Food Roundup
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The folks behind popular café Little Brick are gearing up to launch a new neighbouring business in Riverdale.

Bread & Butter Bakery, the newest sibling establishment from the River Valley Company, is set to open its doors on Aug. 26.

Bakery manager Ange Minor is keen for people to finally taste the hard work she has put in over the last year preparing to launch.

"I always wanted to have more of savoury-focused shop, and the wonderful owners (at the River Valley Company) gave me complete free reign of how I wanted to do that," said Minor. "All the recipes have been tested and tested until they became absolute perfection."

Minor feels the savoury nature of Bread & Butter sets it apart from others in Edmonton's bakery scene.

"We will have a beautiful bread wall stocked full of a variety of from scratch, baked fresh daily breads," said Minor. "From focaccia, signature sourdough, brioche loaves, multigrain loaves, gluten-free focaccia, and savoury pastries like scones and croissants."

Those hoping to find the shop's namesake "butter" for sale will not be disappointed, either. "Our bakery cooler will be filled with signature butters, which are meant to be eaten together with our breads to make a perfect pair," said Minor.

Bread & Bakery

Bread & Butter is set to open on Aug. 26 at 10158 90 Street. (bread + butter/Instagram)

Bread & Butter will also satisfy those with a sweet tooth, with treats such as brioche Danishes, gluten-free fudgy brownies, and granola bars. It will supply scones, cookies, and muffins to Little Brick.

Although Bread & Butter won't have any seating, it will offer drip coffee, locally-sourced tea, and cold drinks, ideal for those looking to grab a snack to accompany a walk through the adjacent river valley paths. The bakery will be open 9am-5pm daily.

The River Valley Company launched Little Brick in 2015, while the Umphreville Block at 10158 90 Street was first announced back in early 2019. The company has a bold vision for its river valley properties, aiming to "create an international tourist destination with beautifully unique buildings, and to provide world-class hospitality businesses and tourist-centric activities for people from all over the world to come to Edmonton to enjoy."

Bread & Butter will be followed by a forthcoming pub called Dogpatch, which will feature Bread & Butter-made breads and pies when it opens.

"I know how long the neighbourhood has been waiting for a bakery, so my team and I are very excited to serve our neighbours," said Minor. "But we are also excited to serve the whole city we love!"