By now, everyone knows NE Fremont's new Fire and Stone wood-fired restaurant is a go-to neighborhood spot for dinner. Not so commonly known is that it also serves its pizzas plus hearty sandwiches for lunch. And even more under the radar is owner/baker Jeff Smalley's line of rustic breads and morning pastries.
Fire and Stone opens its doors as early as 7 a.m. on weekdays (8 a.m. on weekends) to serve up Ristretto Roasters coffee and a lineup of house-made pastries that includes hand-laminated croissants and danishes, fruit turnovers, coffee cake muffins, slices of monkey bread, and savory scones in flavors such as pancetta and provolone.
You can also pick up bread to take home, including baguette, ciabatta, and three different kinds of sourdough: traditional white, brown made with whole wheat flour, and black made with rye flour (offered a couple days per week).
The pastries are offered until 12:30 p.m., but coffee drinks and bread are available all day.