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Thursday, December 20, 2012

First Peek at Batter Bowl Bakery


Over the years neighbors have repeatedly placed a bakery high on the list of most desired businesses for H Street. We're about to get our wish in Batter Bowl Bakery (403 H Street). Meseret Bekele and Samuel Ergete of Ethiopic (401 H Street). Batter Bowl will sell breads, pastries, cupcakes, soups, salads, and some open faced sandwiches. I’m told they will always have at least one or two vegan options available. The menu will also include waffles, pancakes, and French toast. Capacity is about 35, with seating for roughly 20 patrons. Batter Bowl will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week. They anticipate opening around the start of 2013.

They are currently hiring cashiers, counter employees, and some kitchen staff.
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Anonymous Kenny G said...

wow. Looks fabulous. Sammy and Meseret know how to do things right. Ethiopic is consistently great and I am sure they will bring it with the new bakery. All the best to them.

Dec 20, 2012, 12:16:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

awesome! Can't wait!

Dec 20, 2012, 12:24:00 PM

Anonymous David Garber said...

Wow, that looks great!

Dec 20, 2012, 12:41:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This looks amazing! The grown up end of H Street just keeps getting better and better!

Dec 20, 2012, 1:33:00 PM

Anonymous I'm not being a hater but said...

When I think of a bakery, it doesn't include - waffles, pancakes, sandwhiches, dinner, etc. I think its great that they are opening this and hope that they aren't stretching their selves too thin by doing too much.

Dec 20, 2012, 3:58:00 PM

Anonymous andrew said...

Ooh. We definitely could use a new breakfast place, so yay!

Dec 20, 2012, 4:13:00 PM

Anonymous fatty said...

@i'm not being a hater

selling breakfast food and sandwiches, that's probably their best chance to stay afloat-
too much overhead to just be a carry out bakery.

frankly I'm more excited about the breakfast potential than anything else

Dec 20, 2012, 4:23:00 PM

Blogger heyktb said...

and open 7 days a week!!!!

Dec 20, 2012, 7:06:00 PM

Anonymous hiphopanonomous said...

hahha grown up end...keep wishing

Dec 20, 2012, 10:35:00 PM

Anonymous tubbs said...

That's a clever name. I like you. You can have my grown up end.

Dec 20, 2012, 10:47:00 PM

Anonymous 4th and G said...

I just want a good baguette and a good croissant. Please have those two things.

Dec 21, 2012, 8:50:00 AM

Anonymous Carl said...

Y U M M Y !
Now if we could just get a full service gym on H Street I could eat lots more than I do...until then...moderation.

Dec 21, 2012, 11:56:00 AM

Blogger Tom A. said...

has anyone tried the breakfast at HR-57? I don't know when they started serving, but the menu looks good....

Dec 21, 2012, 12:06:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sam and Meseret are awesome!

Dec 21, 2012, 3:18:00 PM

Anonymous 10th n K said...

what's the east end of H then?

Dec 21, 2012, 6:02:00 PM

Blogger inked said...

10th & K,
The part with the theaters, live jazz, and art galleries.

Dec 21, 2012, 6:15:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

West side 4 life

Dec 22, 2012, 8:19:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

An Ethiopian bakery?
I was hoping for a German Konditeri mit strudel, etc.

Dec 22, 2012, 4:44:00 PM

Blogger inked said...

The owners are Ethiopian, but the bakery is not. One of the owners has a brother who worked as a pastry chef in Germany. This bakery is a European style bakery.

Dec 22, 2012, 7:53:00 PM


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