Sun Street Breads will be opening in beautiful Southwest Minneapolis at 4600 Nicollet Ave, mid-March 2011 (here’s hoping!). After a successful season at the Kingfield Farmers Market Solveig Tofte and her husband Martin Ouimet decided it was time to take the plunge and make this enterprise more real. With walls! and a roof! and a nice, shiny new oven! The concept is a straight-up American Bakery Cafe – with breads and pastries, cookies and pies, and a few cakes. Plus hot breakfasts, hot lunches and perhaps dinner a couple nights a week. Of course there will be a killer assortment of sandwiches for all meals of the day (they are the owners’ favorite food group), and Sun Street looks forward to working with some cool and interesting people to provide the neighborhood with general deliciousness.
The name comes from a direct translation of Solveig, and is a nickname she received from some Norwegian friends (Sol=Sun and Veig=Street).
For the last 10 years Solveig has been the head baker at Turtle Bread Company, located in south Minneapolis. In the Spring of 2008 Solveig competed at the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie in Paris as the captain and breads representative on the Bread Bakers Guild Team USA 2008. In January 2011 she became the Chair of the Board for the Bread Bakers Guild of America, is so excited about all the bakeries opening up and can’t wait for Minneapolis to properly reclaim the title of Mill City.
Martin is a recovering architect, and has run his own web development company for the last 10 years, Superloon Design Co. He has helped many other companies establish their identities and public persona, and how he gets to do it for his own place! He is in charge of the front of the house, and all things marketing and design related.
Their main goal in opening this place is to have a fun place to work, another friendly place in our awesome neighborhood, and to feed people good food! They look forward to seeing everyone again soon – winter is getting long and the shop is looking good…
Read more aobut Sun Street on their blog!