It's a question we still get frequently and it's fair to ask; our name is Public Espresso + Coffee, after all.
Plus, we've partnered with some talented Buffalo bakeries in the past. When we moved from our lobby bar in The Hotel Lafayette into our new space at the end of 2017, we gained access to a commercial kitchen. That's when we launched breakfast and lunch service and started making our own pastry.
Earlier this year, we expanded into a second, larger kitchen in The Hotel Lafayette to give our savory and pastry programs a little elbow room, increase our capacity and gear up for the opening of our Seneca Street shop in South Buffalo.
Our philosophy has always been that if we can't do something at a level we're proud to serve and stand behind, find someone that can do it for us. That's why we continue to get our bagels and sourdough bread from our friends at Breadhive Bakery & Cafe. With our pastry team, we are proud to sell pastry alongside our coffee and food programs that are mixed, baked, fried, glazed and made in-house. Moving things in-house allows us to get creative on the fly, innovate and incorporate our coffee and food programs in unique ways.
If you follow us on Instagram, you probably see our daily pastry posts. If you stop in and share a pic, be sure to tag us @publicespresso!