Fans of the superlative baked goods by Neighbor at cafés around town will be thrilled to know owner-baker Greg Mindel has moved into new digs in Dogpatch, giving him enough room to have a walk-up shop now! Meet NEIGHBOR BAKEHOUSE, now in the AIC (American Industrial Center) on 3rd Street.
There’s a full exhibition kitchen, so you can take a peek at their process while you make some hard decisions on what to order. There will be his croissants, of course (oh, that twice-baked pistachio-blackberry one), savory tarts, and look for cookies, scones, and muffins coming soon. And there will be bread, which is in short supply in the neighborhood since there’s no grocery store. Mindel is also going to eventually add a pastry case, offering some European and American selections, too, including carrot cake and a chocolate layer cake. He also mentioned that sandwiches, salads, and some grab-and-go options are in the works as well, which will extend business hours.
There’s coffee service from De La Paz, so you can get espresso and drip, and look for a dedicated coffee window to come soon. While there isn’t room for seating inside, there are some picnic tables outside. Hours for now are Mon-Sat 6:30am-11:30am or so. Mindel says the best selection will be at 7am, and they are doing multiple bakes throughout the morning so people can eat the just-baked goods—he said it makes him happy to be able to offer that unique experience. Yeah, hot, fresh-out-of-the-oven croissants, is there anything better? 2343 3rd St., Suite 100, at 20th St.
Neighbor Bakehouse from the outside. Photo from Instagram.