As we mentioned last week, the Atlanta restaurant business is getting creative in how they adapt to servicing their customers during an ongoing pandemic. Although we focused on established brick and mortar restaurants, if we zoom in we can see the trend continuing on the micro level as well.
Clive, a new “micro-bakery” opens its virtual doors on February 22nd offering New York style bagels, cakes, breads and other specialty baked items handmade by owner Mae Stewart. Stewart, a native New Yorker, tells What Now Atlanta that learning about the Georgia Cottage Food License is what prompted her to take her home hobby to the next level. This license allows operators to sell homemade products to customers online which opened up a wealth of creative ideas for Stewart to dive into.
For Stewart, baking is an art form. Not only through taste but also through the visual, tactile and sensory aesthetics as well. She follows this vision all the way down the line to her branding, visuals and presentation of all her products. Her Instagram page offers a preview of what the bakery will be offering including sneak peeks of some of the baked items including za’atar bagels, tahini and dark chocolate cookies and seasonal cakes and breads.
As for the name, Clive is what she and her husband affectionately nicknamed their Reynoldstown townhouse because of its distinguished and retro feel. Reynoldstown itself has the modern and metro neighborhood vibe which makes it a perfect place for an innovative and creative home chef to take flight. We love to support our local businesses, no matter how small and can’t wait to see (and taste!) our newest in-town bakery!