Skirtz and Johnston

Skirtz and Johnston, the bakery cafe in Cincinnati’s Findlay Market, has opened a second location downtown in the main branch of the Cincinnati public library. It is on the mezzanine level, next to the Friends of the Library shop. The new location opened Monday, Nov. 5.

At The S and J Cafe, Stefan Skirtz and Andrew Johnston will fill the library cafe space with the smell of baking cookies and danish, and will serve sandwiches, soups and salads along with a full line of their pastries, including scones, cookies, muffins and bread pudding. They have their own blend of coffee from Coffee Emporium, and teas from Churchill’s.

Sandwiches will be on their own bread, they will always have something for vegetarians and vegans, and everything will be available to go.

They’ll be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cafe will serve breakfast items, mid-morning snacks, lunch and early-afternoon treats. There is seating for about 30 in the cafe space, and there are also several spots at the library where you can eat outside.

Skirtz & Johnston is an innovative and creative catering and pastry company that specializes in providing unique and customized food and pastry solutions for private and corporate clients. Pastry Chefs Stefan Skirtz and Andrew Johnston have over twenty years of experience in the culinary and hospitality industries. They started working together in 2006 where they trained at the Midwest Culinary Institute under celebrated Pastry Chef James Myatt.

The bakery cafe’s original store is located in the Findlay Market, the only surviving municipal market house of the nine public markets operating in Cincinnati in the 19th and early 20th century.