Favorite San Antonio bakery doubling in size with 3 new locations
When it comes to local eats in San Antonio, no one does it quite like La Panadería. The Mexican bakery has more than a cult following; Lines out the door have cemented its place as one of the city's top takeout spots. Now, there will be double the baked goodness as the bakery plans what a release calls "ambitious expansion plans for 2024 and 2025."
Co-owners and brothers David and José Cáceres, despite their growing fame and demands, are still running the show. They will be bringing three confirmed new locations (including one new concept) and a flagship enhancement to areas across San Antonio. That means, by their estimate, 200 new jobs.
“Our passion and dedication to bread cultura are what brought us to this moment,” said Jose Cáceres in the release. “This expansion is more than just new stores. This will bring more opportunity for jobs to the great community of San Antonio and further our legacy throughout Texas and beyond for years to come.”
Photo courtesy of La Panadería
The largest of the new locations — and the existing ones as well — is planned for the Stone Oak area in December 2024. It'll be 6,600 square feet, and in a building of its own. The building, at 1011 N. Loop 1604 E., used to house Brick House Tavern + Tap, which had a sizable covered patio that the bakery may be able to take advantage of. The release does not mention any specific renovation plans.
Another shift is coming at the previous location of Fratello's Restaurant and Deli, which only closed at the end of January. This will be a relief for locals who liked stopping by the Italian restaurant for baked good and takeout snacks. This building, at 2503 Broadway, sounds like it is close to the Broadway and flagship locations, but is about five and two miles away, respectively. It will be 3,400 square feet and open in Q3 of 2024.
The downtown flagship location will get a new sitting area and a coffee and juice bar as enhancements.
The third new location takes an even greater focus in pan dulce and takeout. Called La Panadería Express, it will bring "on-site baked pan dulce, delectable desserts and a robust program based on the in-store classics" to La Cantera Shopping Center in Q3 of 2024. This is in addition to the existing location at the shopping center, which is a full-service operation with seating.
Photo courtesy of La Panadería
That's not all for this sweet community staple; La Panadería is still feeling out some options for 2025. It is in talks with landlords and developers about potential new locations near:
- Culebra & 1604
- 1-35 & 1604 corridor
- Medical Center
The odd San Antonian out who has not tried La Panadería can expect popular Mexican pastries and sweet breads, like conchas, as well as more dainty French items like croissants (brought back to Mexico with a tequila infusion). Those without a sweet tooth can enjoy sandwiches and salads.
CultureMap will follow these openings for more information as it becomes available.