LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The real icing on the cake is coming for one of Louisville's busiest restaurants, but right now, for Butchertown Grocery on Washington Street to operate a full-time bakery, they're working some real magic. The space for the bakery in the restaurant is very small.
The owner and chef, 39-year-old Bobby Benjamin, who's been in Louisville nine years, created his restaurant four years ago as Butchertown was taking off. He invested in top veteran bakery chefs.
“We've definitely outgrown this space. You can see it's tight, from the corners all the way to the space, where we can turn around,” Benjamin said.
For the first time, he's showing off his new project, barely a five-minute drive from his restaurant.
The building and details have been kept under wraps but will soon become The Butchertown Grocery Bakery in Nulu.
“When you walk in we want you to smell that bread get excited about desserts, pastries, breakfast sandwiches,” Benjamin said.
The European style bakery will serve everything from beer, to coffee, to chocolate and supply his nearby restaurant.
Barbara Turner is the pastry chef who will run the new operation and said they want the bakery to have a neighborly, familiar atmosphere.
“That neighborhood feel that you can just walk up and walk in like going into your own kitchen like the feeling you're at home,” Turner said.
Look for the newest bakery in town, The Butchertown Grocery Bakery, this fall at Main and Shelby Streets.