Phoebe Lawless, Durham’s baker extraordinaire, will be opening Scratch’s new bakeshop next week at 111 Orange Street in downtown Durham. For those of you who do not regularly visit the Durham Farmer’s Market, Lawless is known for her fantastic pies, including chocolate sea salt, shaker lemon, and many savory varieties. Of course, Phoebe’s donut muffins are, as my 9 year old puts it, “To die for.” Those donut muffins were a huge hit at last fall’s Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium, and they sell out quickly each week at the Durahm market.
Construction of the new bakeshop has been ongoing for several months, and final inspections are scheduled for the first of next week. The 1,400 square foot bakeshop will have a regularly rotating schedule of baked goods, including empanadas, flatbreads, and lots of pie. Lawless sources nearly all her ingredients locally, and she is one of the leaders of the local Slow Food convivium. The bakeshop will also be a great place for coffee, as Lawless invested in a La Marzocco espresso machine and will be using Counter Culture’s beans. The hours of the bakeshop will be 7:30 to 4, Monday through Friday and Saturday from 9 to 3.
And for you farmer’s market faithful, no need to worry, as Phoebe will continue to have a booth on market days.
Time for a donut muffin.
Scratch Seasonal Artisan Baking
111 Orange Street
Durham, NC 27701