Village Bakery

Bakery | Pizza
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Michael Stern | October 02, 2019
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It’s a brick oven that matters at the Village Bakery. From it emerge artisan bread loaves, muffins, Danishes, scones, sweet and savory croissants, and thin-crust pizzas.

Nothing is less than excellent in this earnest shop: fruit in Danishes is intensely fruity; croissants are unimaginably flaky; sandwiches on house-baked bread are cleverly conceived and generously executed. The pizza menu includes all the usual toppings, plus pies made with rosemary-infused potatoes, butternut squash, wild mushrooms, and spinach with feta cheese. Sticky buns are butter-rich and crowded with big chunks of nut. Biscotti are too hard to eat as-is but a long dunk in coffee makes them downright wonderful. Scones come sweet or savory; and some of the sweet ones sport veins of flavor laced throughout the dough.

Beyond an inviting menu for eating on-premises, there’s a whole roster of brick oven bread loaves that demand attention. Sourdough, ciabatta, focaccia, and 9-grain breads are available every day and whole-wheat sourdough is baked every day but Sunday. Single-day specials include raisin-pecan bread Friday, Jewish rye Wednesday, and whole wheat walnut Saturday.

Eating at the Village Bakery is very pleasant. There are cozy indoor seats, but the best place to be is out on a broad, open-air patio where a canopy of trees dapples tables with Blue Ridge Mountain sunlight.

 

What to Eat
Village Bakery, Sticky Bun
Sticky Bun
Must-Try
Nutty sticky bun ... still oven-warm
Village Bakery, Roasted Tomato Croissant
Roasted Tomato Croissant
Must-Try
Savory roasted tomato croissant includes walnut pesto & goat cheese.
Village Bakery, Apple Croissant
Apple Croissant
Must-Try
Flaky, fragile apple croissant
Village Bakery, Salmon Sandwich
Salmon Sandwich
Must-Try
Salmon, etc. on whole grain toast: what a way to start the day.
Village Bakery, Raspberry Lemon Curd Danish
Raspberry Lemon Curd Danish
Must-Try
Raspberry lemon curd Danish is a sweet/tart duet.
Village Bakery, Biscotti
Biscotti
Must-Try
Big cranberry walnut biscotti is ready to dunk.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday7am - 5pm
Monday7am - 5pm
Tuesday7am - 5pm
Wednesday7am - 5pm
Thursday7am - 5pm
Friday7am - 7pm
Saturday7am - 7pm
Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Website

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