St. Pete’s Crumb Factory launches a new dinner service this week

It will serve entrees, beer and wine from Thursday-Saturday.

click to enlarge St. Pete’s Crumb Factory launches a new dinner service this week
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One of the best bakeries in The Burg' is getting ready to venture into the world  of dinner service.

Starting tomorrow, March 30, The Crumb Factory—located at 5701 Central Ave.—will serve a small, straightforward dinner menu from 4 p.m.-9 p.m. every Thursday-Saturday.

Crumb Factory employee Jenesee Borges told Creative Loafing Tampa Bay that reservations will not be accepted during its soft launch; folks can snag tables on a first come-first serve basis.

The first iteration of its dinner menu boasts a small selection of flatbread pizzas, salads, and a few desserts alongside a variety of beer, wine, soda and coffee.

Patrons can choose between its Reuben, roasted tomato or lemon ricotta flatbread pizzas, or opt for small plates from its tapas selection, which include dishes like baked brie-stuffed pastries, a loaded charcuterie board or ground beef empanadas.

Desserts include baked goods like cookies and biscottis, in addition to treats like creme brulée and key lime pie tarts.

Its dinner menu will change throughout the next few weeks as The Crumb Factory works through its “trial and error” phase as Borges describes. Eventually, the St. Pete bakery plans to expand both its dinner offerings and nighttime operating hours.

Pablo Mardones and Felipe Zavala opened their beloved St. Pete bakery in the fall of 2021, and their fresh sourdough loaves and standout pastries still garner steady lunch rushes just about every day.
CL gave The Crumb Factory a Best of the Bay award in 2021 for its cruffin, which we confidently deemed “The Best Invention Since the Cronut.”

In addition to its cafe that’s open from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. daily, you can also find The Crumb Factory’s beloved pastries at a variety of local businesses throughout The Burg,’ including spots like Paradeco, 2D Cafe, Dirty Laundry, and Blush Tea.

For the latest updates on The Crumb Factory and its new dinner service, head to its Facebook page or Instagram at @crumbfactorybakery.