Baker’s Bar settles into South Windermere with more space, bigger menu


Baker’s Bar is now open in West Ashley.

Baker’s Bar is now open in West Ashley, taking over the South Windermere space previously occupied by Starbucks. The restaurant, a third concept from Normandy Farm Bakery and One Broad Street co-owners Mike Ray and Ben Johnson, serves pizzas, daily pasta specials and more. 

Photo Provided

Baker’s Bar opened on Sept. 8, six months later than Ray and Johnson had anticipated when they purchased the property in November 2019. After waiting out the quarantine, Ray has been pleased with the response in South Windermere. 

“Since we’re over here basically on the Greenway, it’s definitely a little more family oriented,” he said. “We’ve expanded the menu with appetizers, and we make our own pastas and raviolis and stuff like that.”

Baker’s Bar downtown, which was located in the basement under One Broad Street, shuttered at the end of September when Ray and Johnson permanently closed the all-day cafe upstairs. The two also own two Normandy Farm Bakery locations — one in South Windermere and one downtown. 

With the equipment from the downtown Baker’s Bar now sitting unused, Ray said he would be open to a second location, but isn’t actively looking.

For more information or to place an order online, visit bakersbarchs.com.

Support the Charleston City Paper

We’ve been covering Charleston since 1997 and plan to be here with the latest and Best of Charleston for many years to come. In a time where local journalism is struggling, the City Paper is investing in the future of Charleston as a place where diverse, engaging views can flourish. We can't do it without our readers. If you'd like to support local, independent journalism:

UP NEXT FROM

FEATURE

Destiny Community Cafe adds Gullah Geechee-inspired garden

Parker Milner

Destiny Community Cafe wants folks to learn more about Gullah Geechee farming techniques with its new garden, located outside the North Charleston pay-what-you-can establishment. The garden will provide herbs and produce for the cafe, but the goal of the space goes beyond providing nourishment for the community, cafe owner Ragina Saunders said.  “We’re really excited […]


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Before You Go: New cranes in N. Charleston; Positive rate tops 15%

South Carolina health officials reported 636 new cases of coronavirus Wednesday and 32 additional confirmed deaths.

Marcus Amaker, Charlton Singleton talk justice in music in new series

Charleston poet laureate Marcus Amaker and Charlton Singleton of Gullah band Ranky Tanky will release the first three episodes of their new series “Raising the Volume” on Oct. 28.

More than 1 million SC voters have already cast ballots

South Carolina is approaching half the total record turnout it saw in 2016 from absentee ballots alone with a little less than a week until the polls close for good. In total, nearly a third of registered voters in the state have already cast ballots in the 2020 presidential election. In 2016, 2.1 million votes […]

10/28 COVID-19 update: 15.5% positive, 636 cases; 32 deaths

COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 636 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, with 32 additional confirmed deaths. With 4,096 tests on Wednesday, 15.5 percent came back positive. As of 1:48 p.m. Oct. 28, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:Confirmed cases in S.C.:  165,477 (+636)Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 16,676 (+27)Negative tests in S.C.: 1,695,189Deaths in S.C. […]