The evolution of renowned pastry chef Matt Tinder’s (Napa Valley's The Restaurant at Meadowood, San Francisco's Coi) Bremerton bakery continues. In February, Tinder and his business partner/fiancee Kate Giuggio opened a small retail store for their Saboteur Bakery in downtown Bremerton, but the space doesn’t have room for production.
Rather than continue to ship pastries from an off-site commercial kitchen, Tinder and Giuggio launched an Indigogo campaign for $60,000 to buy their own baking equipment. The campaign hasn’t reach its goal, but Tinder has upgraded anyway. Saboteur now has a second location in Bremerton’s Manette area, and it grand opened last weekend.
Saboteur Manette, as it’s called, is fully outfitted with production equipment, a pastry oven, and an Italian bread oven, according to Giuggio. The space will soon be open seven days a week and will eventually host a lunch program with pizzas baked on site.
Saboteur still runs its original location, which now sells pastries in the morning, baked in the new Manette kitchen. Changes are in the works for that downtown space, though.
"It is going to be called Saboteur Bagged and will be morning pastries as well as sandwiches made by Matt on Saboteur breads," says Giuggio. "Offerings will be based on seasonality and the best meats we can find locally. Bagged will operate Monday through Friday and will be a fast option for lunch downtown. Super excited about it. It's going to be really well curated."
2100 E 11th Street, Bremerton, (360) 627-7869, website. Open Wednesday to Friday 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.