A pastry chef who has spent years working in Boston restaurants will soon open a bakery and cafe in a suburb north of the city. Lauren Moran (formerly Kroesser) is leaving Garrett Harker’s Boston restaurant empire to launch her own place called Honeycomb, which will be located at 248 Bay Rd. in Hamilton.
The menu at Honeycomb will feature pastries and cakes, along with breads, Speedwell coffee, tea, beer and wine, and more. Expect to see croissants, lemon tarts, chocolate eclairs, macarons, and other treats: Moran has hinted at what’s to come on the Honeycomb Instagram page. At a pop-up yesterday at C.K. Pearl in Essex, Moran served banoffee pie with dulce de leche, banana, and graham cracker crust; milk chocolate pot de creme with passionfruit, honey, and sea salt; doughnuts with key lime curd and coconut; and a cheese plate with quinoa-almond granola, honey, fruit, and rosemary focaccia.
Moran launches this new venture after years in the kitchens of Island Creek Oyster Bar, Row 34, and Eastern Standard, among others, and she has a certificate in culinary arts from Boston University. Her husband Billy is a partner in the bakery. They met while working near each other; he was right across Kenmore Square from Island Creek and Eastern Standard, helping run his family’s bar, Cornwall’s Tavern.
Honeycomb was built from the ground up on the site of The Hungry Fox caterers. The interior features will include a shiplap wall, honeycomb-shaped tiles, and wood flooring. Stay tuned for specific details on an exact opening date for Honeycomb; it’s currently slated to debut in June.
When Honeycomb opens, it will operate from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.