On Friday, April 15, Manresa Bread opened its latest store in Palo Alto’s Town & Country Village. The new location joins existing stories in Los Gatos, Los Altos and Campbell, California, and features new menu items and grab-and-go offerings.
The menu including partner and head baker Avery Ruzicka’s beloved house-milled sourdough breads, laminated pastries, entremets, quiches, sandwiches, seasonal salads and a robust coffee and tea menu. Manresa Bread merch, at-home baking kits and curated retail selections round out the offerings.
Ruzicka’s menu includes new offerings such as a Mini Carrot Cake with Pineapple Jam ($12), an Almond Rye Blueberry Tartlet ($9) and more to come. Highlights from the sandwich and toast offerings include a Bacon, Egg & Cheese Sandwich ($13), Jambon Beurre ($15), Salmon Toast ($15) and Biscuit and Jam ($7).
The opening is a return to Palo Alto, as Manresa Bread began selling bread at the California Avenue Farmers’ Market in 2013. The pandemic brought that to a close, and now Ruzicka celebrates welcoming those customers back.
“We’ve always had a soft spot for our regulars in Palo Alto who showed up at the farmers’ market week-after-week reaffirming their support for our thoughtful and specialized break-making,” says Ruzicka. “We’ve been waiting for the right space to open a brick-and-mortar bakery, and are excited to be a part of Town & Country Village and the newest wave of retail outposts coming to this legacy destination.”