A popular North East bakery is raising a glass to a new menu and extended opening hours, as it moves forward with new developments.
Artisan bakery Kennedy and Rhind, at Jesmond’s Holly Ave West, has gone from strength to strength since launching last year, offering a range of dishes, baked goods and sweet treats for dine in or takeaway.
And along with recently introducing a new breakfast menu, co-owners David Kennedy and Murray Rhind have revealed that they will be extending their opening hours amid news that they have been successful in applying for an alcohol license.
The café, which is currently open from 8am to 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday, will expand to seven days a week from mid September, with plans to open for evenings later this month.
Until the new opening hours take effect, diners can enjoy a selection of new breakfast dishes, including courgette and feta potato cake, wild mushrooms on toasted sourdough, baked French toast, and roasted pepper, tomato, olive and fried eggs.
Those looking for something more substantial can browse the brunch offering for steak, eggs and fries, croque monsieur, harissa salmon with fine beans and pickled cucumber, or a salad of broad beans, green beans, mozzarella, mint and chilli.
And new sides include a selection of market vegetables, buttered Wooler potatoes, and fries, served with parmesan and chilli flakes.
David Kennedy is looking forward to expanding the café’s offering amid being granted the license.
“The business has grown so much since we started baking in our production kitchen just over a year ago,” he said.
“We have always had big plans for our future and it’s fantastic to be able to bring those into effect in such a short space of time.
“We hope our new breakfast and brunch menu will prove popular with our diners and we are already working towards new dishes to introduce in the coming weeks.”
For more information about Kennedy and Rhind, visit www.kennedyandrhind.co.uk