Regarding the status of Five Points Bakery’s soft opening this past Saturday, I must say that the massive community support has been nothing short of overwhelming. We stopped in for a loaf of bread on opening day (photo) and learned that they had sold out 50 loaves in an hour and a half. Then, after working through the night to prepare for Sunday sales, they still could not keep up with demand and sold out again (another 50 loaves). Needless to say, the bakery has become an overnight sensation (see original post).
Five Points is now considering adding more walk-in hours to the work week. Of course the demand has already warranted that the baking hours be increased dramatically. And with the Farmers’ Market season quickly approaching, the workers are preparing for an even steeper learning curve. “The response has been incredible,” Co-owner Melissa Gardner told me. “I think that the biggest surprise is that I didn’t expect the bakery to become a destination for a cup of coffee.” Many of my friends have already stopped in to pick up gourmet pizzas, scones, muffins, coffee, and yes, bread. Unfortunately I have missed out on the bread each time I have stopped in, which means that I’m going to have to schedule my trips earlier in the day – or maybe Kevin Cain, the baker, can hold one for me… is that cheating?
Five Points Bakery
426 Rhode Island St
Buffalo, NY 14213