Hoosier Artisan: Bread Basket Cafe & Bakery
The Bread Basket Cafe & Bakery was literally the answer to owner Judy Sexton’s prayers. Judy had been a stay-at-home mom to two daughters, but as daughter JinAyla was heading off to college, Judy knew she had to find a new direction for her life. And after a lot of prayer, the Bread Basket Cafe & Bakery was born.
The café opened its doors in Coatesville in June 2005. It quickly gained a reputation for decadent desserts and fresh-baked bread. And once customers realized that everything was made from scratch—soups, salads, breads and pies—the only problem the café had was keeping enough supply for the increasing amount of visitors.
Three years ago, the Bread Basket Cafe & Bakery outgrew their Coatesville location and moved to their current spot in Danville. Their featured product is pie, which is made daily beginning at 5am. They bake about 20 varieties and always keep a few on hand daily, including their French Silk pie, which is Judy’s daughter’s favorite. She claims you can’t go wrong with rich chocolate, mountains of whipped cream and a buttery, flaky crust.
The Bread Basket Cafe & Bakery also strongly believes in supporting local growers and artists. That’s why their coffee, tea, honey, produce and everything in between comes from the Central Indiana area.
For those looking to buy a pie, the retail price is between $18 and $22. Single slices are $5.50. The pies are sold at their Danville location and Saturdays at the local farmers’ market.
The Bread Basket Cafe & Bakery is open for breakfast and lunch Tuesday through Saturday from 7am to 3pm.