Breadhive Bakery & Cafe
I've always been really into baking. Cookies and cakes have been my thing, but what I always wanted to tackle was bread. I attempted to make a few loaves in the past but they never quite turned out just like I had hoped.
But thanks to Breadhive, I will probably never attempt to make a loaf of bread again. Breadhive is the Ultimate Grand Supreme of the bread world, and I will gladly never go anywhere else for my bread fix.
Breadhive is a small cafe and wholesale bread bakery based out of Buffalo. All of their bread, bagles and pretzels are sourdough based, and they are LIFE CHANGING. Seriously, if you are in the area (and gluten-tolerant) and you've never had their bread, you are completely missing out.
Sourdough is one of those things that has always completely terrified me since it is even more so scientific than regular baking. You need to get the starter just right before you even think about baking a loaf or two. Breadhive has everything balanced perfectly and accentuate their regular sourdough base with different seasonal flavors, fruits, and grains.
Breadhive opened up their cafe earlier this year, and last week I finally had the chance to take my mom there on a little lunch date. I always like to take her to fun and interesting places in the city that she's never been, and having their bread in the past, we both knew that we were in for a treat.
I loved just how cozy it was on the inside, and one of my favorite things about the place were their little gallery walls. You can tell that they really took their time to find pieces that worked perfectly with each other.
All of their breakfast and lunch sandwiches are named after pop music divas: The Britney, The Shania, The Fiona, The Robyn, etc. Being a gigantic girl pop nerd, I completely appreciated this tiny, yet huge, detail.
My mom got The Gwen, which was turkey, pepperjack cheese and veggies, and I got The Mariah, which was the most delicious chicken salad that I've ever had. We split both sandwiches and ate every last bite...they were THAT good.
We also shared a sweet and salty apple galette, which was the perfect end to the perfect lunch. I would put that caramel sauce on everything.
Thanks Breadhive for the best mother-daughter lunch date that we've had in a long time. We can't wait to come back!
Visit their bakery cafe on Connecticut Street for lunch and while you're there, buy a few loaves to take home and enjoy!