The Hawthorn Bistro & Bakery is a journey of expression and learning. First opened in the winter of 2017 as a fine dining concept, the ownership quickly realized that fine dining was not the right fit for the location and their personal journey. However, through the baking of the daily bread, a new passion was born. The Hawthorn closed 1 year later and after 4 months of research and development, reopened in February of 2019 as Tallahassee’s only artisan bread focused bakery. The immediate feeling of relief and purpose washed through the staff as they develop more of the southern savory side of the baking world.

With a strong focus of natural leavened bread at the forefront of every recipe, and sourcing as much produce as possible from it’s own 1 acre urban farm located just 3 blocks away, Hawthorn has evolved into a true passion project. Come see all the things we are excited about and taste the difference in real artisan bread!

Update to Dealing with COVID-19

After plenty of preparation and regrouping, we’re so happy to announce that on, Tuesday May 26th, we are opening our doors once again! We are making some changes to our process as to ensure the health and safety of our staff and fellow patrons. We ask for understanding and kindness as we deal with this situation as best we can.

We advise on the following policies in order for you to better enjoy The Hawthorn:

Please maintain social distancing. We have spaced everything out to be as comfortable as possible while following CDC & State guidelines. Once you come in, you will see that we have clearly marked spacing on the floor of our counter area to help people maintain the proper distance while awaiting to place their order.

We cannot accommodate parties larger than 6. Our seating arrangement is limited so we will be unable to accept parties larger than 6 guests.

We ask that if you have any symptoms of illness, please do not visit us. If we suspect someone is ill, or exhibiting any symptoms, they will be asked to leave. If you have traveled to somewhere with a high infection rate or have been in contact with someone that has been diagnosed with COVID, again, please do not visit us. We are taking every precaution to protect our staff and fellow guests.