The bake shop Ovenly is expanding—opening a third location in Park Slope (at 210 Flatbush Avenue between Dean & Bergen Streets ) on July 5 and two additional Brooklyn outposts in Fall 2017.
Ovenly was launched in Greenpoint in 2010 by friends Erin Patinkin and Agatha Kulaga over their “mutual love of all things savory-sweet,” according to the bakery’s website. “Our goal is to be the neighborhood bakery in every neighborhood,” Kulaga told BKLYNER Thursday evening at an opening party for the new location.
“We plan to open a couple of stores a year,” Patinkin explains. “When we were looking for places, we were really interested in Park Slope and Fort Greene. When we saw this—one block from Barclays and all these great businesses coming to Flatbush Avenue—we thought it’s just too good of an opportunity to pass up.”
“We love Brooklyn, obviously. Our flagship bakery is in Greenpoint and this area is just really growing. We’re really happy to be a part of this neighborhood,” Kulaga says.
“We’re hoping expand our Greenpoint kitchen so that will always be our hub. We bake every single morning, everything is fresh, and delivered [to our shops] at 6am,” Patinkin says. “With the expansion, we’re working to create a sustainable manufacturing system that keeps our delicious, high-quality baked goods as amazing as possible.”
“We still are very obsessed with quality and maintaining that quality. That’s so important to us,” Kulaga adds. “We are huge on attention to detail and that’s represented in our stores and in our product. We just want to create a wonderful experience.”
Known for their signature salted-chocolate chip cookies and currant-rosemary scones, Ovenly Park Slope is introducing a few new delicious items to coincide with the opening of the new store. The Sticky Donut Cake is a yeasted donut swirled with cinnamon sugar and drizzled with house-made butterscotch. The After School Special is a Twinkie-shaped vanilla cake filled with peanut butter creme and house-made concord grape jam.
Ovenly has been the pastry vendor for Joe Coffee shops since 2011, and the opening of Ovenly Park Slope marks a new partnership with the coffee purveyor. Along with offering traditional coffee and espresso drinks made using Joe beans, Ovenly Park Slope’s beverage menu will feature a Honey-Cardamom Latte and Sunrise Milk Steamer (made with steamed milk, turmeric, agave, cinnamon, and coconut with an optional shot of espresso).
The new cafe, located in a former dialysis center, was designed by SZ Projects. It features a calming blue-green color palette with elegant polished brass and Carrara marble accents, as well as locally-produced pendant lights and shelving.
“When there was paper on the windows, so many people were opening the door and asking, ‘When are you opening?,'” Patinkin recalls. “That got me really excited. Agatha and I have made some really good friends in Greenpoint. We’re excited to be a part of this community and to meet more people and to expand out network.”
“Selling baked goods is great, but being part of a community is greater,” she continues. “We hope to provide a joyful experience to a lot of different clients.”