STOUFFVILLE, Ont. — Main Street Bakehouse opened its doors yesterday in Stouffville, Ont.
The 29-seat location boasts a warm, welcoming atmosphere and industrial design. “In terms of vision, we wanted an industrial look so we could take this concept, drop it in any neighbourhood in Toronto and it would fit right in,” says Blair Champion, former catering manager at Pinnacle Caterers and a partner in Main Street Bakehouse.
The space, formally a bagel shop, underwent an extensive redesign and now features an exposed wall spray painted black, a barn board ceiling and Edison bulbs. The showpiece of the restaurant is the live-edge wooden bar made from locally sourced wood. High bar stools let customers enjoy their coffee and baked treats at the bar while watching the action of Main Street. A communal table seats eight to 10 people while cosy leather chairs offer the ideal space to relax.
Main Street Bakehouse is located steps away from the Stouffville GO train station and caters to early morning commuters with its grab-and-go offerings, such as muffins, cookies, cinnamon buns, butter tarts and scones available from 6 a.m. Breakfast sandwiches on house-made focaccia are also available for those looking for a more hearty take-away.
Mid-morning, Champion and his team bring out the bread — including a line of sourdough products such as rye sourdough, sourdough baguettes, as well as whole grain, seeded and Red Fife loaves.
Every second Saturday, Champion has plans for specialty nights featured items not normally on the menu such as crème brûlée, lava cakes and gourmet mac and cheese.
Main Street Bakehouse, 6234 Main Street, Stouffville, Ont.