4th Corner Bakehouse & Coffee Co is a partnership between Janet Baker, of Sospeso Coffee Roasters, and Ben Kallenbach, of Baked and Tempered. Located next to The Mill on Main on Salem St, 4th Corner Bakehouse & Coffee Co will be serving up old world baking and specialty coffee drinks. Baker explains, “There is a huge need for a bakery/coffeehouse in Union County. All pastries and breads are baked in-house. The coffee is also roasted on-site. The bakery menu will include breads: sourdough, loaf and specialty breads; pastries: croissants, Danish, hand pies, tarts, cinnamon rolls, cruffins, and cookies. Coffee drinks will include pour over, drip, espresso drinks, still and nitro cold brew. Other drink offerings including locally blended teas and cold drinks will be available.”
Sospeso Coffee Roasters, owned by Janet and Kyle Baker, has been in business for four years now. Originally a stand at the Waxhaw Farmer’s Market, they moved to a Roastery and Tasting Room on Main St as part of the Waxhaw Entrepreneurs. Baked and Tempered, owned by Ben and Lauren Kallenbach, started as an at home baking business with a stall at the Waxhaw Farmer’s Market too. Kallenbach, who moved to Waxhaw from the Cayman Islands where he was the Pastry Chef at the Ritz Carleton, and his wife work together to develop new recipes and perfect the old ones. They have perfected the cruffin (croissant dough filled, rolled, and baked in a muffin tin), chocolate croissants, and a WXW signature sourdough loaf. He also will develop items based on customer feedback and suggestions as well as working with local and seasonal ingredients.
Currently only open on Saturdays for a Pop Up Shop, 4th Corner Bakehouse & Coffee Co will soon be open on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 7 am until 3 pm. Kallenboch said, “The pop up has been a great way to stay in touch with our customers. We miss them when we don’t get to see them!” It has also allowed them to see how the flow is working and to get feedback. While the Pop Up starts at 8 am, they only stay open as long as they have baked goods to sell, so make sure to get there early before they sell out. You can stay up to date on when they will open full time on Facebook and Instagram by searching for 4th Corner Bakehouse & Coffee Co.
4th Corner Bakehouse & Coffee Co – Future hours: Tues-Sat, 7:00a – 3:00p; 205 Salem St, Waxhaw, NC 28173; 704 254-4540