Inspiring Bakery Project Opening in Hayes Valley

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The Inside Scoop broke the story about the upcoming ~HAYES VALLEY BAKEWORKS~ project coming to the corner of Gough and Fulton (I’ve been wondering what was going in there since it’s on one of my bike routes). Alice Cravens (previously at Modern Tea) is working with the local nonprofit Toolworks to open a bakery and café that will employ the disabled, homeless, and at-risk clients through a culinary training program. Cravens is developing the initial menu on a consulting basis, but won’t be in the café/bakery on a daily basis due to her day job developing and teaching culinary vocational curriculum for high school youth.

But about that menu: it will include rustic American baked goods (sweet and savory, and made from scratch), plus healthy soups, salads, and flatbreads, along with cookies, bars, brownies, and Craven’s wonderful pudding cake and cheesecake in jars will be staging a return! Full Plate Restaurant Consulting—which drafted the business plan and recruited the team—did an in-depth market survey of area workers and residents about what they would like to see in the neighborhood, with the biggest Venus/Mars finding being that men love muffins while women want scones. Who knew?

There will also be catering options, and drinks will include Four Barrel Coffee. Jim Maxwell of Architects II is behind the design, which will include warm colors, wood, and clean lines. Expect a January 2012 opening; hours will be Mon-Sat from early morning to early evening. 365 Fulton St. at Gough.