Appropriately marketing itself as a neighborhood bakery, Bay Bread company at 601 Randolph St. is in the heart of the "Little Bohemia" neighborhood*. Serving up breakfast, lunch, espresso drinks, and bakery items "to go", Bay Bread Company supplies area businesses with freshly-baked loaves. Hungry patrons can select from forty different kinds of bread, ranging from traditional rye to pesto batard, onion loaf, cinnamon swirl, sunflower, wheat and many more.
Unique to the Bay Bread dining experience is an upstairs seating area called "TheRoost". In the building next door, go up, down, up, and then up to what I imagine was recently a second-floor apartment (the shower in the bathroom gives it away). With tables and cozy seating areas, your food is delivered by bakery staff. Self-serve coffee refills occur in the in the kitchen. Feeling at home in the living room, kids can find a spot on overstuffed couches and read books in baskets stocked just for them. The kids ordered the Cafe Kids Pack, which includes half a sandwich (choices are PB&J, grilled cheese, turkey and cheese, or just cheese) with a drink and a cookie for $4.65.
* Also known as Slabtown, Bohemian immigrants used slabs of scrap lumber from the local mills to construct their homes.