St. Anne the Tart bakery opens today, March 1, 2019 on East Fifth St. in St. Anne's Hill in Dayton.

Opening day TODAY for St. Anne the Tart bakery in Dayton

Long-awaited coffee, tea and baked-goods destination settles in on East Fifth Street

The long-awaited St. Anne the Tart bakery and coffee shop coming to 1500 E. Fifth St. in the St. Anne’s Hill neighborhood east of downtown Dayton opened this morning,  Friday March 1, and will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday going forward, according to the bakery’s founder, Megan Smith.

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The new bakery will serve a variety of baked goods from sweet pastries to lunch-worthy savory tarts, and will offer an array of coffee beverages, tea, granola and yogurt, Smith said.

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The building dates to 1878 and once housed the Stockert Saloon, among other businesses. More recently, it housed a violin shop.

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Smith had originally planned to open a bakery across the street at 1509 E. Fifth St., but switched gears last year when the building at 1500 E. Fifth became available. 

St. Anne the Tart bakery and coffee shop in Dayton.

A native of Columbus, Smith operated a bakery in Lexington, Ky. prior to moving to Dayton four years ago. She said she chose the St. Anne’s Hill historic neighborhood as a location for her coffee shop based on how vibrant the neighborhood has become. 

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The building has a second floor that will serve as community and meeting space and overflow seating.