The German-inspired bakery and cafe that made food critic Karen Brooks extol the glories of "a warm blanket of heavenly pretzel bread" "snuggled around a slim, mile-long, rigorously crafted Old World frank" is relocating January 31, 2016. Announcing the news on Facebook, Fressen Artisan Bakery & Cafe said it will continue its wholesale business and to sell its baked goods at farmers markets (PSU, Beaverton, Hillsdale) in the interim. An employee at the bakery tells Eater that Fressen will likely move to a location near NE 70th Avenue and NE Glisan. There, baker/owner Edgar Loesch will do a full rebuild, with the goal of reopening the bakery and cafe for retail sales by spring 2016.
It appears that Fressen is also exploring new concepts, with the potential to serve beer and wine and stay open later in the afternoon. Additionally, Fressen may serve dinner in the future.
The full Facebook announcement reads:
Dear friends, patrons, and bread lovers: Fressen is moving out of our beloved current location. Our last day here is January 31st. Please come say bye for now! We will still maintain our wholesale department, and our booths at Farmer's Markets, during the transition to a new place. We are nearly sure of our new address, and when it's certain we'll let you know via FB and our website, fressenartisanbakery.com. This is a new chapter for Fressen; bittersweet, but exciting, too. Thank you for being our friends and fans!!!