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Rise and shine at Nightingale Bread, a delightful Colorado Springs bakery

Colorado Jill
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(Colorado Springs, CO) Nightingale Bread, a bakery just north of downtown Colorado Springs, occupies classroom no. 8 in what was previously Lincoln Elementary School. The bakery opened in 2017 and is perhaps the best-smelling classroom in the former school now called Lincoln Center.

Nightingale Bread serves freshly baked loaves made from house-milled flour and organic grains. The bread selection varies depending on the season and day of the week.

The following bread is available every day right now: blonde, red, seeded red, baguette, and rye.

The current daily bread options are:

  • Wednesday: olive
  • Thursday: sweet potato sandwich, apple walnut, and spelt
  • Friday: cinnamon-raisin and backcountry
  • Saturday: cherry-hazelnut OR blue corn honey, spelt, sesame baguette, backcountry, fougasse, focaccia, and small rolls

The seasonal bread selections are on their website under "offerings."

Chocolate croissant from Nightingale Bread in Colorado SpringsPhoto byAuthor

In addition to delicious bread, Nightingale has a pastry case filled with croissants, seasonal scones, quiches, cookies (molasses spice and salted dark chocolate chip), and baguette sandwiches.

The bakery offers made-to-order breakfast sandwiches on Saturday mornings. Wednesday through Saturday, the shop has made-to-order hoagies from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Ham and Dill Havarti Sandwich at Nightingale Bread in Colorado SpringsPhoto byAuthor

The "Ham and Dill Havarti Sandwich" served on a baguette with arugula, thinly sliced red onions, stone ground mustard, and a light vinaigrette dressing is delicious. The buttery, flaky, sweet chocolate croissant is large enough to share, but I usually don't. Maybe next time.

Customers stand outside to place orders, and there is no indoor seating, so dress for the weather. There are a few outdoor standing tables to use when the weather is nice.

Nightingale Bread is a popular spot, and all items are first come, first served. Arrive early for the best selection.

I'll see you there!

  • Location: 2727 North Cascade Avenue #165, Colorado Springs
  • Hours: Wednesday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. They also offer to-go pizzas on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Go here to see the pizza menu. The shop is CLOSED Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.
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