One of McGuire Moorman Hospitality Group’s next restaurant is Swedish Hill Bakery & Cafe, a revamp of the former Clarksville spot Sweetish Hill. To gear up for its now-spring 2019 opening at 1120 West 6th Street, the bakery is previewing its pastries and coffee with weekend bake sales throughout the winter starting on Saturday and Sunday, December 15 and 16.
While the full menu isn’t revealed, it’s safe to expect a plethora of pastries and loaves of bread. For drinks, there will be Swedish Hill’s own blend of Coffee Manufactory coffee. The bakery is also accepting wholesale orders too. The bake sales, which will take place every weekend in the winter of 2018 through 2019, will run from 8 a.m. to noon. Scope out the full menu below, which is subject to change.
The new Swedish Hill is meant to exude the same all-day vibes as Los Angeles small plates restaurant Gjelina and essential New York bagel deli Russ & Daughters. There will be baked goods, sandwiches, bagels, smoked fish, and other prepared foods. There will be a wine bar as well.
The restaurant will house the group’s bakery production from pastry chefs Alex Manley, Jennifer Tucker, and new executive pastry chef Shawn Gawle, who helmed from Michelin-starred San Francisco restaurant Quince.
Sweetish opened in 1975 under Patricia Bauer-Slate and Tom Neuhaus at 14th and Waller streets. It moved over to West 6th, and then Jim Murphy took over. McGuire announced it was taking over the bakery in August 2018.
McGuire Moorman Hospitality is also working on East Austin bodega Lou’s.