The expansion of Milford’s Scratch Bakery means two things — more items on the menu, and moving to a new location.
The move, which has been in the works since October, according to bakery owner Lesli Fleck. Fleck said that this new space will be double their old location, and is right under 2,000 square feet. Fleck said that they had completely renovated the space, and have been closed since Sunday, January 14 to move into the new location.
Scratch has been a part of the downtown Milford community for the past seven years. According to their website, all of their products are baked with “organic and locally-grown ingredients as much as possible.” The bakery serves a variety of baked goods, including: cookies, cakes, and brownies. And, the bakery doesn’t forget your bet furry friend. They even offer dog biscuits — which my dog adores.
They opened their doors to their new location, 84 Broad Street on Tuesday, January 23. This new location, Fleck said, is the perfect spot to transform the business into a café.
“We found this spot, and we’ve got some great ideas. Not only are we going to be a retail bakery, we’re going to be a cafe,” Fleck said.
To do this, Fleck said that Scratch Bakery will now offer sit down service. In addition, they will be expanding their hours and will be open seven days a week instead of six. Their winter hours, according to Fleck, will be weekdays 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“That’s a huge step for us,” Fleck said.
In addition, Fleck said that this expansion will also offer more options on the menu. To start out, she says that they will offer five sandwich options, an espresso line, a few salad options, and a “kids corner.” And, they plan to rotate seasonally.
“We tried to have a little bit of something for everyone,” said Fleck. “And if anyone wants to add things, such as cheese or bacon, we can do that as well.”
Fleck said that they will also expand their savory line as well, in addition to their espresso lines.
However, despite the fact that Scratch will offer more lunch options, Fleck wants to remind customers that “first and foremost” they are a bakery, and will continue to offer cupcakes, cookies and brownies.
“We’re still a bakery and a cafe,” said Fleck.
So, head on down to Milford and check this new spot out. You might just spot me enjoying one of their delicious chocolate chip cookies.