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Five Points – The Countdown Begins

Five Points Bakery is officially closed… for three weeks, upon which time the bakery/café will reopen across the street in a retrofitted building. As you can see, work is currently full steam ahead, and for the first time the outward appearance of the operation is starting to unfold. At the Five Points intersection the main garden entranceway to the bakery is underway – visitors to the building will walk through an edible garden upon approach. That feature alone makes Five Points one of the more unusual and interesting culinary destinations in the city. The experience starts well before visitors even walk in through the front door – gardens, a courtyard, and a beautiful building that is still in the process of being transformed into a structure that looks more like a transplant from Sun Valley than a Rust Belt edifice.


Five Points Bakery and Toast Café has become one of the most endeared and revered businesses on the West Side of the city. Soon it will be a super sized version of its former self, with more seating, more products, and more heart. This Five Points corner is just one of the corners that is on its way toward being transformed at this intersection. It was Five Points Bakery that led the way to this amazing renaissance that we are seeing today. In true Five Points fashion, owners Kevin and Melissa Gardner continue to invest their earnings into growing the bakery, while instilling their grounded philosophies into anyone who is fortunate enough to break bread under their roof.



Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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