A new bakery called Yellowbill by the owners of Magpie Cafe opened Monday at 14th and O streets, and co-owner Ed Roehr said Yellowbill is “the perfect place to have a latte and get a carrot cake cookie.”
The target clientele is people who want to drop by and have a light lunch or a baked dessert.
“We want to have options for people to have a light lunch for under $10,” Roehr said.
Yellowbill collaborated with another local business for its coffee, and all espressos and coffee drinks will be made with coffee from Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters.
Baked goods include cookies, scones, cupcakes and more, but Roehr said it isn’t all about the sweets.
“We have savory items, which we think is important,” he said. “I think our focaccia bread will be popular.”
One of the focaccia breads on the menu is a potato, bacon and caramelized onion focaccia served with a green salad on the side.
Some of the food at Yellowbill will be reminiscent of Magpie, but Roehr said the two businesses are separate concepts, and the items of one won’t necessarily be on the menu of the other.
Located in the state Department of Education building, Roehr said he was happy to move into a LEED Platinum-certified building, and the high windows mean that the lighting is kept to a minimum, saving energy and providing a pleasant ambiance.
The 25 seats in the business are mostly outdoor patio seating, but a few tables and a small counter are located inside.
News of the new business came out in June, when The Sacramento Bee reported that the new location would feature grab-and-go items and was a natural part of the business’ growth.
Yellowbill is open from 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.