Nice Buns Opens First Shop In Pasadena

Published : Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 5:38 AM

Nice Buns, a wholesale bakery that has been delivering buns to better cafes and restaurants in Los Angeles since last year, has opened its first-ever retail shop in Pasadena, located in the lobby of the WeWork building at 177 E. Colorado Blvd.

The owner and founder, Eliot Silver, said the store is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., serving such staples as Lemon Papi, Sticky-Icky, Cheddar Chive, their Classic Cinnamon with Cream Cheese Frosting that Nice Buns wholesale customers have been ordering since 2018, and many more.

The Pasadena shop will also serve Nice Buns’ Counter Culture Coffee with signature breakfast and lunch items, like the “Hot Mess” Breakfast Sammy, Banana Date Over-Night-Oats, the “Nicest” Little Gem Caesar with poached chicken, and a Roast Turkey “Bun Mi,” Silver said.

“Nice Buns has been a labor of love and reinvents the office lobby experience by creating a happy place with delicious aromas of freshly baked buns, brewed coffee, fun music, and a caring staff,” he continues.

Silver founded Nice Buns as a wholesale bakery in January last year, after serving for almost eight years as a freelance restaurant consultant concentrating on special food and beverage projects for independent restaurants, hotels, and other hospitality businesses. Clients included Lamill Coffee, Superba, Flex Mussels, Pod Hotels, Pop Burger, and the Raleigh Hotel.

He also co-founded PicnicLA and Vice Food and Beverage Ltd.

Silver obtained his BS in Hotel Administration from Cornell University in 2007, and has worked since with some of the industry’s top restaurant groups, among them Michael Mina, Danny Meyer, Wynn Resorts, and Standard Hotels.

With Nice Buns, Silver launched a concept of doing it all on his own, and developing the recipes in his home kitchen, until with the insistence of family and friends, he began selling to local coffee shops.

He said a real estate developer took note of his popular brand, and encouraged him to finally put up the world’s first Nice Bun shop in Pasadena.

The store opened last Saturday, November 16.

For more about Nice Buns and its bun flavors, visit www.iwantnicebuns.com.

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