At Last! Marla Bakery Reveals Its Brick-and-Mortar Location in the Outer Richmond


The talented Amy Brown and Joe Wolf. Photo: Molly DeCoudreaux.


Oh, hi, brown butter and Meyer lemon tart with semolina crust. Photo: Molly DeCoudreaux.

After months of plying us with their fantastic baked goods at pop-ups around town, Amy Brown and Joe Wolf of ~MARLA BAKERY~ have signed the lease on their new space! We received word yesterday that it’s in the former Crown Lock in the Outer Richmond, just across the street from the Balboa Theatre. They will be open for breakfast and lunch daily, plus Sunday suppers, and eventually dinner too (the space will initially be used for pop-up dinners and cooking classes in the evenings). You can also come by to just pick up bread and pastries.

There will be 30-35 seats, and there’s also a deck outside with room for 10-15, and a 600-square-foot garden. There’s also an application for a parklet in the works. Alas, the opening isn’t going to happen until spring 2014, but in the meantime, they are having a double-deck, wood-fired oven custom made for them by Jeremiah Church in Burlington, Vermont. I’ll keep you posted on developments, but for now, huge congrats to Amy and Joe on securing their space. 3619-21 Balboa St. at 37th Ave.