Note: You can read updated information about Irwin’s opening date and menu here.
Irwin’s Neighborhood Bakery and Cafe is coming soon to east Green Lake.
Owner Linda Fecher tells us that she is hoping for a grand-opening celebration on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 8, 2011), with free treats for moms. A soft opening will precede that sometime in early May.
The bakery and cafe will be located at 301 NE 65th St, across the street from Latona Pub, Mona’s Bistro and Lounge, Cafe Lulu, and Krittika Noodles & Thai Cuisine. The location previously held PetDaddy, a self-serve dog wash and dog boutique. PetDaddy closed after a drunk driver crashed into its storefront.
The new cafe will be open Mondays through Fridays, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Linda says that she is currently revamping the Wallingford menu, which will be replicated in Green Lake. She promises to get us the new menu, which will feature options for kids, as soon as it is available.
“We bake with Rbst growth hormone free dairy, free range eggs, and we don’t add preservatives or any other weirdness to anything baked at Irwin’s,” the bakery’s website says. “This is old-school, at-home baking at it’s most honest.” In fact, Linda says, she was a home baker for 30 years before purchasing Irwin’s.
Brown paper covered with artwork by Aaron Winnenberg currently hangs in the cafe’s windows. Here’s a peek at what’s behind that paper: