Breads Bakery Coming to the Upper East Side in Former Maison Kayser Space

Breads Bakery under construction in former Maison Kayser space on Third Avenue/Upper East Site
Breads Bakery under construction in former Maison Kayser space on Third Avenue/Upper East Site

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MANHATTAN – There’s been lots of speculation and questions about what would be taking over the space of the former Maison Kayser bakery near the corner of Third Avenue and East 74th Street— and now Upper East Site has exclusively learned the space will be transformed into the Upper East Side’s very own Breads Bakery. 

After receiving a tip from a reader, Upper East Site reached out to Breads to confirm the information and get more details on the store, its progress and ultimately the grand opening date.   

Breads Bakery under construction in former Maison Kayser space on Third Avenue/Upper East Site
Breads Bakery under construction in former Maison Kayser space on Third Avenue/Upper East Site

Breads Bakery has been tight-lipped to say the least.

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The beloved Union Square bakery would only highlight that they recently announced a new Rockefeller Center location, “which is opening in early 2022,” a Breads spokesperson told Upper East Site.  Not satisfied with that non-answer, we went down to the former Maison Kayser to see for ourselves. 

Breads Bakery under construction in former Maison Kayser space on Third Avenue/Upper East Site
Breads Bakery under construction in former Maison Kayser space on Third Avenue/Upper East Site

If you haven’t heard of Breads Bakery yet, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Not only are the shops packed with tasty pastries, tarts, cookies and both cinnamon and chocolate babkas— they’ve got a wide selection of bread and the cafe serves up a variety of sandwiches on those fresh baked loaves. 

At the future Breads Bakery on Third Avenue, construction is very much in full swing with workers going in and out of the space— saws were buzzing, hammers banging— marching toward the goal of completing the new Breads Bakery, though they would deny it when we asked. 

Breads Bakery under construction last week in former Maison Kayser space on Third Avenue/Upper East Site
Breads Bakery under construction last week in former Maison Kayser space on Third Avenue/Upper East Site

One man who rushed out when he saw us taking pictures last week said he had “no idea” what was going into the space— a statement we would learn wasn’t true, just moments later. 

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Walking away from the our conversation with the construction worker who was playing dumb, we passed the open door to the bakery and received the confirmation we were looking for— a large red Breads Bakery sign on the northernmost wall of the shop. 

We reached out to Breads spokesperson twice more for additional details and an opening date, now that we have confirmation it is a Breads Bakery going into the space— they would only tell us to ‘stay tuned.’

A spokesperson now confirms to Upper East Site that a Breads Bakery would opening at 1294 Third Avenue on November 19th, 2021.

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