BLACK ISLE BAKERY: MINIMAL DESIGN MEETS MODERN PASTRY

BLACK ISLE BAKERY: MINIMAL DESIGN MEETS MODERN PASTRY

The latest doors to open on Mitte’s Linienstraße give way not to a gallery, but to a bakery that fits the contemporary art vibes of the neighborhood. Coming to Berlin by way of London, owner and baker Ruth Barry left her career in contemporary art publishing and started Black Isle Bakery in 2012 — naming it after the peninsula in the Scottish Highlands where she grew up. Over the past few years you may have tasted some of her cakes at cafés like Isla Coffee and Companion Coffee, but Barry always wanted to open her own shop. And that’s exactly what she’s just accomplished. The sleek gallery-like space features custom steel furniture finished with copper, silver and gold, allowing the bakery to literally shine. You’ll find classic sweet favorites like rich chocolate brownies sprinkled with flaky sea salt and Florentine cookies, but it’s the savory goods that will keep us coming back — from plump mushroom buns tinged with tarragon to eye-catching tomato short crust galettes. Expect the counter to change often, as Barry pays mind to both origin and season of her ingredients, making each baked treasure by hand in the open kitchen that she long dreamed of, and brought to life. (Text & Photos: Devan Grimsrud)

Black Isle Bakery, Linienstr.54, 10119 Berlin-Mitte; map
Tue-Fri 8-17h, Sat-Sun 10-17h

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