OWL Bakery Beignets and Coffee

The Old World Levain (OWL) Bakery opened their doors on February 14 to sample their beignets, coffee, and granola to local patrons.

The bakery is scheduled to open in early April, and they are currently renovating a space on Haywood Road. The bakery will sell breads and pastries made by the owner Susannah Gebhert.

The beignets are made from the leftover croissant dough, then fried to perfection and tossed in cinnamon and sugar. The bakery plans to have a weekly beignet and coffee party when they open. Despite not being finished with renovations, they wanted the tradition to begin early.

Employee Maia Surdam explained the concept for the bakery while greeting customers at the granola station.

“We will have an outdoor seating area in the front and the back with lots of culinary flowers and herbs and fruit tress,” Surdam said. “It is going to be totally edible landscape that we will use in all of our baked goods.”

OWL products are available for purchase at High Five Coffee while the bakery undergoes renovation.

Sign leading guests through the outdoor space that will eventually be seating and an edible garden.

Sign leading guests through the outdoor space that will eventually be seating and an edible garden.

Owner Susannah Gebhert fries beignets.

Owner Susannah Gebhert fries beignets.

Beignets being fried and the sugar they will be tossed in.

Beignets being fried and the sugar they will be tossed in.

A finished beignet in the hands of an OWL Bakery patron.

A finished beignet in the hands of an OWL Bakery patron.