Selling baked goods, coffee, hot chocolate, breakfast and lunch, this will be the first City Bakery location outside of New York and Japan


City Bakery – a coffee house, chocolate shop, bakery, cafe and catering company – is coming to Detroit’s Fisher Building. The new cafe will be the first City Bakery outside of New York and Japan.

Selling pastries, salads, sandwiches, coffee and its famous hot chocolate, City Bakery is brought to Detroit by locally based real estate developer the Platform.

“We are delighted to be bringing Maury Rubin and his City Bakery to the Fisher and New Center,” said Platform president and CEO Dietrich Knoer in a press release. “Detroiters deserve the best shopping and eating experiences and we are committed to delivering amenities to that standard in our buildings. We are honored that City Bakery has chosen the Fisher as their new home in Detroit.”

City Bakery – founded in 1990 in Union Square just a few years before NYC got its first Starbucks – will be hiring local employees and aims to be open “early morning until late afternoon,” and will serve breakfast, lunch and desserts in the Fisher Building, 3011 W. Grand Blvd. in Detroit. The plan is to open this fall.

The New York locations serve items like whole-wheat croissants, maple bacon biscuits, baked macaroni and cheese, curried cauliflower soup, Arctic char, orzo pasta, cookies, tarts and more.

The cafe is known for its hot chocolate, and even hosts a City Bakery Hot Chocolate Festival in New York every February that attracts more than 50,000 chocoholics.

“Creativity is the lifeblood of City Bakery, and the creative mood and landscape of Detroit right now is something we want to be a part of,” said City Bakery founder Maury Rubin.

“When we opened our first location in Union Square, the neighborhood was on the cusp of revival, much like New Center is today,” she said in a release issued Wednesday. “We are especially thrilled to be in the historic Fisher Building. Coming to Detroit in this moment of rejuvenation is special enough, and being able to open in a landmark like the Fisher Building is a gift.”

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