Baker & Rose Cafe opened May 31st in the Emporium Building. The cafe was created by brother and sister duo, Kevin and Colleen Lawler, who after much traveling and overcoming picky eating, wish to bring unique combinations of flavor and local ingredients to the South Bend community.
Kevin and Colleen are Portland natives who have found their way to South Bend. The name Baker & Rose pays tribute to their love for both cities. It combines "baker" from Studebaker while "rose" represents their hometown of Portland, also known as the Rose City.
Baker & Rose is open for breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch (on occaision). It offers a small menu of about 10 items, some seasonal and some staples that last the whole year. The menu takes meals that everyone loves but adds unexpected ingredients for little pops of flavor. These meals include ricotta toast with blueberry-lavender jam, chai-spiced mini-biscuits, and grilled cheese with kimchi.
Now that it is almost Summer, the cafe allows customers to rent frisbees and picnic baskets, so they can enjoy good weather, food, and activities across the street at Howard Park.
Baker & Rose is found at 121 S. Niles Ave, in The Emporium Building.
They are open 7 am to 3 pm Monday-Friday. Like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter and Instagram @bakerandrose.