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It was the perfect match. Christine Kropp, owner of Whimsical Bakery, was looking for a location to combine her cafe – formerly on Brunel Road – with her offsite production kitchen. She found it on Huntsville’s Main Street when she learned that the owners of Schat Bakery, Piet and Jolanda Schat, were planning to retire.
For those familiar with the Schat Bakery, you’ll still find the fresh-baked breads, delicious sandwiches and soups, and an espresso bar. Added to that are Whimsical’s signature desserts, cupcakes and cakes, as well as ice cream, frozen yogurt and smoothies.
The bakery is now open earlier and seven days a week – currently 8-6, Monday to Saturday and 10-5 on Sundays, with longer hours planned for summer months.
Catering is still available, including coffee and breakfast pastries, sandwich trays for lunch, and dessert trays, for Huntsville-wide delivery. Or you can order a gift basket or cupcakes for delivery, too. Lunches to go are available – just call in and your order will be ready for pick up. And Whimsical’s delightful and ever-popular birthday cakes can be ordered in advance, plus a small selection of ready-to-go options.
New this year is the Cookbook Club in partnership with the Huntsville Public Library. Instead of discussing works of fiction, you’ll discuss and exchange recipes, and sample tasty treats. The theme for the first Cookbook Club on April 26 will be Classic Comforts, on May 31 it’s On the Run.
“Our goal is to be the dessert place in town,” says Christine. “Come and have your coffee, your desserts, your treats.”
You’ll find the new Whimsical Bakery at 26 Main Street East in Huntsville.