Flour power: Art space: Batch Bakehouse
by ANDRÉ DARLINGTON
JULY 5, 2012
The first of the second-wave bakeries was Batch Bakehouse. It opened its doors down near Yahara River in late 2009 in a space that already had ovens from the prior tenant, Pavlov’s Pizza.
This small, quiet, full-service bakery quickly became a foot-traffic sensation on the east side, where there hadn’t been such an option before.
Commuter bike traffic stops on the weekdays, and residents from as far away as Olbrich Gardens stroll down on weekends for everything from monkey bread to choco-raspberry croissants, as well as breads like challah and fougasse.
Batch has been doing such a lively business that in a few months it’s moving down the street into a larger space vacated by the bike shop Cronometro.
The current baking space at Batch, in the back, feels like an art studio. Long, low tables are framed by shelves and storage, and one imagines… >> READ MORE >>