All Good Bakers, a well loved and celebrated Abany bakery/cafe known for local, fresh, and affordable meals and baked goods, has officially closed its doors.
It is indeed a sad loss not only for the owners but for the niche local following who loved the cafe, which boasted farm to table goods, starting out as just a farmer’s market stand before also securing a storefront on Quail Street and then onto Delaware Ave.
Like most small businesses, the fate of All Good Bakers rested solely in the hands of the owners and the community, and this beloved cafe was dealing with issues on both fronts.
Unfortunately, Nick and Britin, the founders of All Good Bakers, have split after 9 yearsof marriage, making the family business an impossible feat for the two.
All Good Bakers also faced the all-too-common challenge of gaining a substantial customer base. While the cafe had many loyal fans, there were not enough of them to sustain the business.
Facing irreconcilable personal issues and the economic frailty of a small business, All Good Bakers announced on September 30 that they would close for good.
The announcement, made through the All Good Bakers Facebook page, thanked fans for support and patronage during the cafe’s two and a half years of business. It likewise apologized to fans for not informing them of the cafe’s fate sooner. It appears that the bakery had been unofficially closed for weeks before the announcement was made.
The delay in announcement is, of course, understandable, as the decision was clearly personal and difficult. The Facebook post garnered many kind responses along with expressions of support and heartbreak over Albany’s loss of a great local eatery.
Patrons referred to it as “One of the best places in Albany, a true treasure,” and noted that the food was “made with love.” Fans also noted that the tasty vegetarian and vegan options were a refreshing addition to the Albany restaurant scene.
As one of few cafes working with a sustainable and local mindset, All Good Bakers will truly be missed.
No one knows what the future may hold for the All Good Bakers owners, and I’m sure any new venture is the last thing on their minds at this point.
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