Hartford Baking Company has announced it will open its second location in May, across town at 965 Farmington Avenue in West Hartford Center.
The original bakery and cafe at 625 New Park Avenue in the town's Elmwood section opened in 2010. Hartford Baking features European-style breads, artisanal coffee and teas, espresso beverages, and a variety of pastries, desserts and sandwiches made with local ingredients. After three years in business, president Scott Kluger and his team also opened a separate production facility in Bloomfield to handle larger-scale baking.
Kluger said in a press release that the new location would offer the same breads and pastries, but the company is excited "to expand our menu offerings into small plates, as well as beer and wine." In recent months, Hartford Baking has partnered with Back East Brewing of Bloomfield for "breads and brews" tasting events, with another planned at Black Hog Brewing of Oxford on March 24.