The new bakery and cafe from the owners of Baked & Wired may not have a name yet, but it is open. A sign on the door calls the place A Baked Joint with a side arrow explaining “temporary name.”
“Indecision is a terrible flaw,” says co-owner Tony Velazquez. “We couldn’t make up our minds… We thought that when we get our permits, they’ll make us have a name, but that’s not the case. You can skirt around that.” He hopes to settle on an official name in the next week or so.
Located in Mount Vernon Triangle, the bakery centers around breads baked in-house. Velazquez says they have eight to 10 types of bread right now, but they plan to eventually have as many as 15 to 20 loaves in rotation.
As promised, there is artisanal toast on the menu inspired by the San Francisco craze that Velazquez and his wife, co-owner Teresa Velazquez, experienced during a recent trip to California. But the owners have decided to make the fancy toast a less prominent part of the menu. The current menu offers toast with four topping options including “straight up butter”; Nutella, butter, and sea salt; and peanut butter with with Sriracha drizzle and cilantro. Prices range from $1.50 to $2.75.