Rosalia’s Family Bakery is now open next door to sister-restaurant Cafe Bossa Nova in a space that formerly housed Movie Gallery. The 2,900-square-foot space (which includes a large private meeting room) is modeled on a Brazilian panaderia, according to Dan Monroe, who co-owns the bakery and the restaurant with his wife, Rosalia Monroe. That means, he said, specialty Brazilian breads as well as “just about anything” you’d expect to find at a bakery — bagels, baguettes, cakes and cookies, and challah, rye, savory, white and whole grain breads.
With a full coffee bar serving fair trade coffee from Dean’s Beans, Rosalia’s will fill a coffee shop void in Hillcrest and may give Starbucks some competition, Monroe said. Salads and sandwiches and other lunch items will likely be part of the mix in the future, he said.
The bakery is open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. The phone number is 319-7035, and the address is 2701 Kavanaugh.