Decatur’s Highland Bakery location shoots for September openingHighland Bakery, Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe, and Orangetheory Fitness have signed leases for The Place on Ponce. Photo by Dena Mellick
Decatur’s long-awaited Highland Bakery location could open its doors by Sept. 1, the owner says.
The store will be located at 319 West Ponce de Leon Avenue. Owner Jill Johnson told Decaturish, “It is looking like I will take possession of the space sometime in August. Then we will begin in store training and set up so I am hoping for Sept 1.”
The first Highland Bakery opened in 2003. There are locations in Old Fourth Ward, Buckhead, Midtown, Emory and Georgia Tech.
The original press release about the Decatur Highland Bakery location, sent to media outlets in 2015, provided some information about what the Decatur location will look like and what will be on the menu.
“Their … location will boast 3,000 square feet of main level seating as well as a 500 square foot mezzanine,” the press release said. “A full breakfast and lunch menu will be served, including signature dishes such as Fried Chicken Benedict, Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes, Peanut Butter French Toast as well as gourmet coffee. The new space will also include a full service bakery offering the whole grain, all-natural, freshly baked breads and delectable pastries that have made Highland Bakery a local favorite. Catering and custom cakes are also available.”