Hamilton Bakery, a northeast Baltimore city bakery known for its organic fresh-milled flour, focaccia, pastries, breads, cakes, and cupcakes is opening an outpost in Fell’s Point in early March.
Kristin Hernandez, who co-owns the bakery with her husband Ruben, wanted to expand the bakery’s range to other parts of Baltimore. Hamilton Bakery’s items are already sold at eastside shops like Fleet Street Market and restaurants such as Waterfront Kitchen and Clementine.
“We looked at a few neighborhoods, including Federal Hill, and four or five spaces, and the 1,500-square foot space at 723 S. Broadway was perfect,” says Hernandez.
The Fell’s Point location, which formerly housed Mr. Yogato, is officially named Hamilton Bakery at Fell’s Point, says Hernandez. It will be a retail bakery, not a production bakery. All baking will continue to be done at the Harford Rd. location.
Because Hernandez wants the Fell’s Point location to have more of a coffeehouse feel, the new bakery will have more sitting space than its predecessor, as well as wi-fi.
It will offer a full menu of sandwiches as well as quiches and stuffed croissants.
“We’ll also have breakfast sandwiches and pizza and salads,” Hernandez adds.
The satellite location will very much take on the personality of the Fell’s Point neighborhood, Hernandez notes.
“Fell’s Point is a little touristy, so we will be offering more foods that travel well, foods that are more portable,” she says. “Breakfast burritos and travel-size focaccia are just two examples we’re working on. We also make a ham and Swiss on onion focaccia sandwich with apple butter mustard. It’s very popular right now.”
Hernandez says Hamilton Bakery at Fell’s Point will be open from 7 a.m. until mid-afternoon, but its hours may change as it acclimates to its new neighborhood.
“We’re seriously considering being open in the evenings” she adds. “We’re not necessarily averse to serving cupcakes or breakfast burritos at 3 a.m.”
Look for announcements about Hamilton Bakery at Fell’s Point’s grand opening, new menu items, and specials on their Facebook page or www.hamiltonbakery.com
by Danielle Sweeney