A new cafe, City Bakery, opened in Detroit in New Center in January. The City Bakery is based in New York City and has eight locations in Japan. The Detroit location is the first to open in the U.S. outside of New York.
Maury Rubin, owner of City Bakery Detroit, said he was inspired by the energy and vibe of the city.
The store is located inside the Fisher building.
Rubin says, “The Fisher building is so special. It is currently being restored and being able to be part of that right now is an important part [of being here].”
The bakery is famous for their rich hot chocolate, as well as their pretzel croissants. City Bakery employee Casey McGhee said their homemade marshmallows are unlike any marshmallow she’s ever tasted.
McGhee says, “Everyone’s favorite is probably lunch. We have so many salads and that’s where our biggest crowd comes from."
Rubin said he is looking forward for the spring and summer due to the weather and the increased availability of ingredients.
Rubin says, “I’m excited about a lot of the urban agriculture that’s going on in Detroit. I feel really humble about coming here and excited to be able to enter all the excitement on the food side and to contribute to that. It’s a really exciting opportunity for City Bakery and it’s a pleasure to be in Detroit.”
WSU student Courtney Mansor said she’s “heard of [City Bakery] from friends who work in the Fisher building,” and that she’s interested in visiting the location and would like to try their famous hot chocolate.
City Bakery is located on 3011 W. Grand Blvd. The store is open on Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.