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Amanda’s Bakery & Cafe

October 27th, 2007 at 10:28 am

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Amanda’s Bakery & Cafe opened on Monday and they’ve had an incredibly busy first week. Amanda’s is located in the historic Kress Building at Seventh and Commercial in downtown Emporia.

See that rainbow photo above the counter: that’s Dave’s work. He has five or six photos hanging in the restaurant.

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We stopped in for breakfast: fresh fruit and cinnamon rolls. Yum. Good iced tea, too, I might add.

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Here’s Amanda Johnston, proprietor. She’s just punched down some rising French bread. She bakes all the bread for sandwiches: French, sunflower, wheat.

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Making sandwiches.

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Sophie Mallon, Amanda’s mother, was helping out this morning.

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And there’s Alex Johnston, Amanda’s husband.

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Half-sandwiches on their way to hungry customers.

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The cafe has a lovely space with high ceilings, an abundance of natural light. Those are two of Dave’s photos under the windows.

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You can dine at the window counter and watch the action on Commercial Street.

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From the lobby of the Kress Building, looking into the cafe.

Amanda’s Bakery & Cafe menu.

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  1. Queen La Tuffa
    October 27th, 2007 at 11:39 | #1

    Wow those are half sandwiches? I wonder what whole sandwich looks like! Totally yummy, I imagine. Amanda looks so young as does her husband. Good luck,best of luck to you couragious young souls! I will be over as soon as I can manage. Upstairs you say?

  2. heineken160
    October 27th, 2007 at 14:53 | #2

    I ate there at 12:30 today. Smoked turkey Ranch Hand half-sand and potato salad. It was great. Service was a bit slow without many in house. I though reasonably priced for the quality.

  3. Helianthus43
    October 28th, 2007 at 10:42 | #3

    Amanda’s looks like a neat place, especially Dave’s piece over the counter!
    From a public health point of view, I notice that while the food preparers are wearing gloves, the aren’t any hair nets. Just an observation.
    I’ll put Amanda’s on my list of places to see.

  4. October 28th, 2007 at 11:21 | #4

    I want that sandwich and I want his apron too.

    Looks like a keeper. I’ll be up to try it too!

  5. AlexJohnston
    October 30th, 2007 at 07:14 | #5

    Thank you all for your wonderful comments, and thank you to Dave and Cheryl for covering us so wonderfully on this site. Queen you should see the Whole Panini’s they are HUGE! one of those could feed me for a week 🙂 Helianthus I will mention the hair nets to Amanda thanks. and Janet Fish Amanda made all of the aprons and table cloth’s herself there are many different ones but the Charlie Brown one is my favorite too.

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  7. elebrown
    October 31st, 2007 at 22:42 | #7

    A couple of friends and I ate there Friday. I had the panini (YUM!!) and the decadent pear dessert–with ice cream, of course. It was glorious!