Orange County’s Blackmarket Bakery, which operated bakeries in Costa Mesa and Santa Ana before expanding here in 2016 with a cafe on 30th Street, has announced another outpost for San Diego headed for the Makers Quarter district. Owner Rachel Klemek, who won an episode of the Food Network’s “Chopped” that aired earlier this month, tells Eater that the opening is currently planed for early summer 2020.
Part of the six-block East Village hub that includes Punch Bowl Social, 10 Barrel Brewing, and You & Yours Distilling Co., Blackmarket Bakery will help anchor the ground floor of BLOCK D, a multi-tenant commercial office building on 15th Street that was recently awarded LEED® Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council; it’s the first downtown building to be given this status.
Blackmarket’s full range of baked goods includes cookies, tarts, scones, croissants, breads, and layer cakes. The cafe also features Dark Horse Coffee and a selection of savory sandwiches offered at breakfast and lunch. The 1,600-square-foot space, which includes a 600-square-foot patio, will have a larger kitchen are that will enable Klemek and her staff to offer hands-on classes in baking and pastry.
Urban Strategies Group facilitated the transaction.