One of the most popular local bakeries in CU is Central Illinois Bakehouse located off of First Street and University Avenue. This bakery is a powerhouse dropping off fresh baked breads and desserts to Common Ground each morning before we open and make the rounds to all other CU local businesses and coffee shops. These bakers are invested, baking in the middle of the night to deliver super fresh goods made with love. Some of the most popular Central Illinois Bakehouse breads are the Brioche, Baguette, Seven Grain Loaf, Pain de Campagne, Paesano Sourdough, assorted Bagels, Focaccia, and Ciabatta. In a year, we have sold over 36,000 baked goods from CIB! Their bakers hold a vital role in our community and they are truly loved by the neighbors. We recently were invited to tour their bakehouse, meet their bakers, and taste the glorious goodies that just came out of the ovens. By the end of the tasting tour, our staff were carb overloaded and returned happily sharing their favorite treats and stories with the rest of the team. We are proud to source our local bread from such a dedicated bakery and look forward to our continued partnership with Central Illinois Bakehouse. Find their baked goods in Aisle 1 next to our Grab ‘N Go case near our Cafe.
photo credit: Central Illinois Bakehouse