Barely two weeks out from opening a cafe in Boston’s Back Bay, Tatte Bakery & Cafe is onto the next project: a nearly 4,000-square-foot bakery in a brand new development in the Seaport District. The Boston-born bakery has a lease for the ground floor of Pier 4, a mixed-use project that will bring even more retail, residences, and offices to the ever-growing neighborhood.
Tatte first appeared in the area in 2007, as founder Tzurit Or expanded her farmers market baked goods into a standalone bakery. Within the last year, Or pushed through several large-scale expansion projects, including a two-level Tatte location in Harvard Square and new cafes in Fenway and Back Bay. This expansion is thanks, in part, to investment from former Panera CEO Ron Shaich. Panera acquired just over a 50 percent stake in the bakery in 2016, but a recent Boston Globe report indicates that Shaich has purchased the company’s shares in Tatte and will continue to work with Or as she expands the bakery.
“Pier 4’s unbeatable location was a natural fit for us, and we look forward to opening our Seaport location in what will be a slice of green heaven on the water in the Seaport,” Or said in a release. “I’ve watched the Seaport and Fort Point neighborhoods evolve into one of Boston’s most visited culinary destinations, and the Tatte team is thrilled to share a home base with some of the area’s top chefs.”
Tatte is known for its pristine baked goods, ranging from fruit tarts to croissants, muffins, and breads, along with hearty dishes like shakshuka, breakfast sandwiches, soups, and so much more. On the beverage side, there’s a variety of coffee, tea, and juice. Tatte serves brunch all day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Construction on the Pier 4 development could conclude in late 2018. In addition to Tatte, the building will also house a yet-to-be-named farm-to-table restaurant from Woods Hill Table’s Kristin Canty. The Seaport bakery will be Tatte’s ninth location in the Boston area. Stay tuned for updates on an opening timeline