A new German bakery and coffee shop called Aki’s Bread Haus opened yesterday at 2506 Central Ave NE.
The bakery is primarily a one-man operation. Owner Aki Berndt said yesterday that he was exhausted, but ecstatic to finally be open. Berndt had originally hoped to be open during the winter, but ran into several setbacks after he became one of the Northeast Investment Co-op’s first tenants to sign a lease last fall.
The bakery had pretzels, broetchen, pastries and organic honey oat bread available on opening day, and soon sourdough will be ready.
There are a four tables available in the newly-renovated, but sparsely decorated space, and Aki’s coffee comes from Sweetwater Roasters out of Excelsior.
Aki’s neighbor Fair State Brewing Co-op is hoping to open its tap room sometime this summer.