Saturday, April 9, 2011

Bread & Roses Bakery opens for the season

As we come marching, marching, in the beauty of the day,
A million darkened kitchens, a thousand mill-lofts gray
Are touched with all the radiance that a sudden sun discloses,
For the people hear us singing, "Bread and Roses, Bread and Roses."
                                                                                   -James Oppenheim

It's a sure sign of spring when locals and visitors march over to Bread & Roses Bakery  for their morning fix of coffee and pastry. Newly renovated and expanded, Bread & Roses opened for their 23rd season today. Mary Breen and company were busy all winter expanding, renovating and remodelling this busy bakery/cafe.
The kitchen has a new layout....

The mouthwatering desserts, pastries and cakes are legendary! Artisan breads, cheesecake cupcakes and Maine whoopie pies where quite popular this morning.  Other than incredible desserts, Bread & Roses Bakery is also known for Carpe Diem Coffee.  This locally roasted coffee satisfies caffeine needs of hundreds of locals and visitors daily! Carpe Diem is locally owned, and operates in southern Maine.

Every small town has a good bakery, but how many small towns have a GREAT bakery? What makes Bread & Roses great? For one thing, the customers come from all over. Many people plan their visits to Ogunquit to coincide with the season opening of Bread & Roses. Mary Breen and staff are passionate about baking and their passion shows in their quality.
Bread & Roses is also passionate about the enviornment too. Mary and staff commute to work on bicycles. Bread & Roses also makes deliveries via bike. Its quite common in the summer time to see festive green Bread & Roses bike making deliveries. Delicous food, great coffee, giving back the community, and a keen awareness for the enviornment are the things that make this an Ogunquit Mainstay for 23 years!

The Details:
Bread and Roses Bakery
246 Main Street
Ogunquit, ME
Telephone 207.646.4227
Open daily at 7am
If you want a taste of Ogunquit, mail order is NOW available

Interesting sidenote:
Whoopie pies are a classic New England treat made with devils food cake and a sweet creamy filling made with marshmallow Fluff. Bread & Roses' whoopie pies are so popular they sell out every day!

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