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A New Bakery Will Soon Bring Beautiful Babka to Rice Village

Badolina, from the minds behind beloved steakhouse Doris Metropolitan, will make its debut this spring

a table set for bread service, with three rolls, a glass of wine, and a plate of olive oil with herbs in it
Badolina Bakery and Cafe will serve Doris Metroplitan’s famous baked goods and desserts
Badolina Bakery and Cafe

Fans of Doris Metropolitan’s Israeli-inspired breads and babkas will now have a new place to find the restaurant’s freshly-baked goods.

Badolina, a bakery and cafe, will open in Rice Village later this spring. The restaurant, at 5555 Morningside Drive, will neighbor Hamsa, the other recently-announced modern Israeli restaurant from the owners of Doris Metropolitan. The restaurant is named after a popular Israeli young-adult novel, a fairy tale in which the main characters go on a long journey. Badolina’s recipes come from chef Michaseli’s own childhood, along with techniques she learned while working in kitchens throughout the world.

The cafe will feature the same desserts and baked goods from Doris’s executive pastry chef Michal Michaeli, which have become something of a cult hit amongst fans of the Israeli steakhouse. The bakery will sell sweet and savory Middle Eastern and Israeli pastries, as well as fresh-baked breads like croissants and sourdough. The cafe will also serve a signature coffee blend made with custom-roasted beans.

Pastry enthusiasts will be able to pre-order custom cakes and pastries, and the cafe will also offer counter service for regular items. Bandolina will share patio seating with Hamsa, which is expected to open later this year.

Badolina will open later this spring, stay tuned for an official opening timeline.

Doris Metropolitan owners adapting to Covid-19 before opening Israeli restaurant next year [HBJ]