Just what we kneaded
San Antonio brothers dish up new location of beloved bakery on Northwest Side
It has been a busy six years for José and David Cácares, the owners of Alamo City favorite La Panadería. Starting as a simple farmers market stall, the business has already expanded to two brick-and-mortars. Now, the brothers are rolling out a third outpost.
On April 29, the restaurateurs announced via release that they are bringing the concept to the Northwest Side in summer 2020. Since the ground has yet to be broken in the new development, there is no exact address yet, but it is near The Rim shopping center.
“We are so grateful since we first started at the Quarry Farmers Market in 2013 that we want to continue sharing our bread cultura with another area of San Antonio,” says José Cácares in the release. “We are ready to welcome our guests in the new location.”
The team has a lot to be thankful for. Over the past decade, the Cácares brothers have had a meteoric rise. After learning the trade from their mother and training in Europe, they opened the original 8305 Broadway St. location in 2014. A downtown shop at 301 E. Houston St. followed in 2017.
Along the way, they received a lot of national acclaim by bringing the breadmaking traditions of Mexico City to San Antonio. Food & Wine ran a glowing profile in February 2018, calling it the bakery of the future. A few months earlier, in September 2017, Guy Fieri stopped by for an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
The brothers are still tinkering with the menu, but the two existing locations offer similar fare like salads, tortas, pastries, and pan dulce. And San Antonio undoubtedly will get a few surprises when the brothers reveal further details. The bakery is known for some of the most creative pastries in town like the ever-popular tequila almond croissants and the croncha — a hybrid between a croissant and a concha.