Spilt Milk, a small bakery run by sisters Molly and Meg Svec, will open its first brick and mortar location in Oak Park’s Hemingway District before the end of summer 2016.
Over the past several months, the Svec sisters found success selling their cakes, pies, candies, cookies, and more at farmers’ markets and events around the Chicago area. After the business opens its doors in the Hemingway District, Spilt Milk will officially outgrow the infancy stage of their small business by calling Oak Park its permanent home.
“This has always been a dream of Molly’s,” Meg Svec said in an interview with the Chicago Tribune.
Molly Svec is the official owner and pastry chef of Spilt Milk. “[Molly] bakes everything you see on our shelves from scratch, every morning,” according to the company’s website. “You’ll notice pastries that are traditional, with unique twists and techniques drawing from French and South American flavors and traditions.”
When asked why they chose Oak Park’s Hemingway District as the location for their bakery, the Svec sisters said that the proximity to the Green Line, along with the overall feel of Oak Park, is what leads them to believe they will find success while providing a service that will be valued throughout the village.
“Everyone is so friendly, so receptive. It just felt like home,” Molly Svec told the Tribune. “It just seemed like everyone was wanting to help us.”
Once open, Spilt Milk will sell scones, muffins, pies, cakes, cookies, and savory items such as breakfast sandwiches and pot pies. The bakery will be located at 103 S. Oak Park Avenue. Business hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
For more information on Spilt Milk, visit spiltmilkpastry.com.
Photo courtesy of the official Spilt Milk Pastry Instagram account