As promised, Nine Chains (1111 Church Avenue between Stratford and Westminster Roads), the new bakery from The Farm on Adderley, opened its doors to hungry Ditmas Parkers this morning. We stopped in to see how things had shaped up since our first visit, and to try some goodies for ourselves.
The window was stocked with fresh loaves of bread, which we had to resist taking home for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Farm’s Tom Kearney was on hand and said the first morning was going well, and the three women behind the counter were lovely and helpful.
Single serving pastries available today included chocolate mint grasshopper cookies, crimped toasty sandwiches, focaccia sticks with carmelized onions and olives, stuffed buns, Shiitake bread pudding, and more.
Church Avenue-based fans of The Farm’s chocolate brioche toast with sea salt butter will also be happy to hear that it’s made its way to Nine Chains.
We chose one of the focaccia sticks with olives ($1.50), as well as a brownie with dried fruit on top ($1.25; not pictured), to try today…
… and some coffee ($1.75 for a 12 oz cup), because it’s Monday morning.
Here’s a look at the full menu besides pastries. Oh, did you want to see the brownie and focaccia stick up close?
The brownie was ooey-gooey amazing and the fruit added an enjoyably sticky element up top. Truth be told, this was our breakfast.
We also tried a bite of the foccacia stick too, though, just so we could assure you that it was as satisfyingly savory as we imagined.
If you’re planning to stop into Nine Chains soon, you don’t have to rush home to enjoy your food like we did–they’ve got a bar with seating for four, plus a bench outside for beautiful days like today.
Stop in and see them from 7:30am-5:30pm Monday through Friday or 9:30am-5:30pm over the weekend, enjoy something for yourself, and welcome the crew to Church Avenue.