The loyal following of bread lovers who turned to Babettes Artisan Breads for their bakery cravings have been forced to look elsewhere ever since Steve and Catherine Scott closed their tiny bakery inside the Source last fall. But Steve's crusty boules, baguettes and croissants are back — and they're joined by Neapolitan pizzas and a full bar pouring Italian-inspired cocktails in a bright and sunny Longmont storefront at 2030 Ionosphere Street.
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Babettes Pizza & Pane opened in the new Prospect neighborhood just south of downtown Longmont on Saturday, February 9. With more than three times the square footage of the original bakery, the Scotts have created a counter-service bakery on one side and a full-service pizzeria on the other. Wood-fired pizzas with soft, bubbly crusts made with the same artisan approach as the bread are the star of the menu, with a handful of small plates, salads and desserts rounding out the roster.
"Our goal is good value, great flavor and awesome ingredients — and a humble attitude about it," Scott told us when he announced plans to move his bakery in November. "It begins with quality and ends with great service."
The bakery is now open Tuesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., with the pizzeria firing things up from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Seating currently includes a small dining room, bar and pizza counter facing the blue-tiled oven, but a small sidewalk patio and a large rooftop deck will add outdoor options come spring.