Monday, December 13, 2010
Butter Roll Bakery Has Early Hours, Great Jelly Rolls...
Photo and blog post by John Hoff
I'd driven past Butter Roll Bakery (1500 West Broadway) countless times before I ever had a chance to go inside, even though I once mentioned it in a blog post about slumlord Morris Klock, click here.
But every time I went past, the place was just never open. Oh, sure, it was obvious there was activity inside and people were baking things, but the public didn't seem to be coming through the front door.
Then, a couple days ago, I saw a new sign in the window and...
...be still, my foolish pastry-loving heart! It was open!
I wasn't even in the MOOD for a jelly roll, but I didn't want to miss this sudden window of opportunity. I went inside and had a wonderful chat with the staff, including a guy who spent his whole life producing baked goods at that very store, putting his kids through college. I learned Butter Roll Bakery mostly prepares goodies for restaurants, but now they have the front door open and they're being quite welcoming to the general public. I learned there used to be other bakeries in North Minneapolis, including one across the street where Randy Lane and Sons Plumbing now resides.
I'd be remiss if I didn't tell everybody in North Minneapolis about the hours for this store: Tuesday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Go there and check 'em out. Be sure to bring cash, they don't appear to take checks or credit cards.