By month’s end, Swit Bakery & Cafe will be serving a host of European-inspired breakfast, brunch and lunch items on the Westside.
After graduating with a biology degree from Georgia Tech, partner Ewelina Kieley chose to pursue another life course. Following in the footsteps of her father, a chef at Proof of the Pudding, she entered the food industry. To do so, she joined forces with her fiancée’s mother and her daughter, who is a business major.
The bakery’s name draws inspiration from Kieley’s native Poland. In Polish, Swit translates to “break of dawn,” apropos a breakfast/brunch spot.
Swit Bakery & Cafe will serve what Kieley calls “old-world-style breads that have a crusty exterior, complex flavors, and are soft and moist inside.” An assortment of croissants, jam-filled doughnuts, cakes and other pastries will also be available. The kitchen will stand ready to whip up sweet and savory crepes, open-faced snack sandwiches and heartier closed sandwiches like the Croque Monsieur.
Swit will brew Counter Culture coffee and promises to add mimosas and Bloody Marys to the beverage menu once its liquor license receives final approval.
7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sundays. 1000 Marietta St., Atlanta. 678-974-8748. $-$$.
In other news:
Mother Clucker Fried Chicken Festival
Chef Ron Eyester of Rosebud will host a festival dedicated to fried chicken on Mar. 31. He challenges local chefs to fry up their best bird for tasting. The participants currently include:
Tickets, available online, will include two Jim Beam drinks or two SweetWater Brewing Co. beers. Additional beverages available for purchase. 2-6 p.m. Mar. 31. 1397 North Highland Ave., Atlanta. (Held in a tent in the lot next to Rosebud.) $35.