|Category:||Bakery, Cafe, Restaurant,|
|Address:||268 E State St, Athens, OH 45701, USA|
|Opening hours (Edit)|
|Wednesday:||8:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday:||8:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday:||8:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday:||8:00 AM – 3:00 PM|
The phone number for Village Bakery & Café is (740) 594-7311.
Village Bakery & Café is located at 268 E State St, Athens, OH 45701, USA
The website (URL) for Village Bakery & Café is: https://www.dellazona.com/
Village Bakery & Café is open:
Wednesday:8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday:8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday:8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday:8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
I love this place, but you gotta know what you're getting in for. They have pretty decent coffee, and sometimes great pastries. The staff here is always friendly & welcoming. We come here fairly regularly & it's always a great option.
All that being said, I feel like I would describe the atmosphere here as '(dis)organized chaos' at times, especially when they're a little busy. I think there isn't much of a defined structure on how to run the shop, and so a little busy rush & the employees get frazzled. I also think no one here has assigned positions to work, so often they're jumping between roles. Which ends up meaning that they lose track of customers & orders... I've had so many times that they give me a completely different drink than I ordered, or forget my order entirely. I'm not bothered by it, and honestly it's somewhat entertaining to watch most times. I usually just take whatever they give me, or gently remind them that I am still missing something. I don't think it's ever intentional, but they just have so much going on & they're stretched too thin.
Me and my sister both got the potato frittatas and coffee. They were ok. Kind of basic but the staff was nice and I'd still go back.
I was cautiously optimistic about getting breakfast here, and while my family didn't like it, I was not on the same line as them.
This place is refreshingly basic. There isn't a whole lot going on, taste wise, just the simplistic flavors expected with the items served with them. Now this isn't to say their food is bland, I would say, back to basics. Instead of using sugar with their oats, it was maple syrup and on the side were nuts, fruits and not a pinch of salt that I could taste. This is just a taste of what you can expect. Don't expect to have a whirlwind of flavors, I think they did it right, leaving it simple.
The 3 stars is for the outrageous cost and markup on these basic dishes. I don't think I will return, when these are so basic a dish that a child could make them.
Still, was refreshing. I'm at a toss up. I give them a 3.5.
I was recently back in Athens (born, raised, and lived in Athens for 28yrs) and I was glad to see Village Bakery is still thriving. I have always loved their quiche for a nice breakfast treat. It’s a nice, cozy atmosphere. They have a nice selection of wine and beer as well as other local grocery items. It’s an Athens staple that’s always worth a visit.
An Athens gem. Delicious baked goods, sandwiches, etc plus art, crafts, wine, cheese and more for sale .... all locally produced and served by people making a living wage. A community hub. And a good place to shop for local treats/souvenirs. We came back a second time for breakfast. Excellent!!!!