Our Café’s In-House Artisanal Bakery
In Ithaca’s Collegetown, near Cornell University
Throughout the week, we bake a variety of scones to enjoy with your coffee or brunch: stuffed raspberry-apricot , savory scones with ham, cheddar and chives, and many other varieties.
All our sandwiches are also served on our own in-house authentic artisan bread, baked fresh in our stone-deck oven. All of our breads and specialty items are entirely handcrafted, using the finest ingredients available: Sir Galahad Flour, who has been milling fine flour for over 200 years, Plugra butter, kosher salt, fresh local eggs, Scharffen Berger chocolate, Barry cocoa, and organic evaporated cane sugar, to name just a few.
Using such high-quality ingredients makes our job as bakers much easier — they are the key to excellence. Another secret to our great bread is the long fermentation time and the meticulous, deliberate handling of the dough by the bakers. Each loaf is crafted by hand, following the techniques built on by generations of bakers throughout history, and requires five hours to complete, from start to finish. Some of our European customers have even commented that our bread brings back memories of home.
Have a fresh-baked goodie with your coffee or brunch!
“The Carriage House Café bakes the best bread I’ve had since leaving Paris. Finally real bread in the U.S.!”
— Anne, Cornell law student from Paris, France.
“This is THE most wonderful place. Ithacans have no idea how fortunate they are in having you here—no, I’m sure they do. How could they not? The bread here is the BEST BREAD in the U.S. I’m a baker. I run a wonderful, luminous artisan bakery in Gainesville, Florida. I know artisan bread. I’ve been to almost every truly special bakery in the US and many in France. This bread is absolutely fabulous. Merci! Merci!” — Jackie