In a sad turn of events, Eater has learned that this is the final week for East Village's Bake Sale Bakery. The bakery, launched by Cafe 222 owner Terryl Gavre in 2014, has been sold to Gavre's friends Bud Deslatte and Rob Adams, who owned and operated Bayou Bar and Grill and Bud’s Louisiana Kitchen. Deslatte and Adams plan to open a quick-service eatery, Bud’s Louisiana Express, in the space early next year.
Thankfully, Gavre is keeping some elements of the business; she's remodeling part of Cafe 222's kitchen and plans to continue the bakery's wholesale distribution of muffins, cookies and scones to local coffee houses and will keep offering her baking class series. Gavre shared, I’m very happy to see the space go to Bud, my friend of 25 years and someone who I even worked for as a waitress when I was building Cafe 222. This is also a great opportunity to utilize all of the space available at Cafe 222. Most of the baking at Bake Sale was happening in the middle of the night, and the kitchen is empty at Cafe 222 during those hours. It makes senses to use the kitchen there for baking, since it’s already up and running. I have loved my baking classes and the great little baking community we created at Bake Sale. We will keep the website and social media pages up and operating to alert our friends when classes and other fun projects will resume."