Friday, May 22, 2020
[Updated] A new oven, and a new era at C&B Cafe
[Photo by Dave on 7th]
The new oven for C&B Cafe arrived yesterday here on Seventh Street near Avenue B.
As we've been noting, chef-owner Ali Sahin held a successful fundraiser to buy a larger, more efficient oven for his cafe at 178 E. Seventh St.
To help stay in business during the COVID-19 PAUSE, Sahin had been baking — and selling out of — between 30 to 40 sourdough boule loaves each day. (He also uses the bread for C&B's sandwiches.)
With a new, larger oven, he'll be able to increase his output as well as offer a wider variety of bread.
Stacie Joy stopped by to check out the new oven, which arrived on a truck from Ohio. Before the professional installation commenced, some neighbors from the building next door showed up to help load the oven inside the space.
To make room for it, Sahin did away with the small seating area in the back...
If all goes well, then the oven will be ready to turn on today...
Updated 5 p.m.
Stacie was there today for the official Oven On moment...