Since 2017, residents of Talbot House Sober Living for Women have been acquiring life skills and work experience at Talbot House Bakery — and providing delicious house-made rolls to lucky north Mississippi residents. In September, the bakery reopened in the West Main shopping center as Talbot House Bakery & Cafe.
Talbot House provides a safe, stable, and supportive home environment for women transitioning from treatment pro-grams to independent living. All proceeds from the operation of the bakery fund the organization.
Head chef Amanda Roberson has worked at the bakery for two years. She is thankful for the opportunities Talbot House has given her.
“This entire experience has been amazing for me,” Roberson said. “Working with these ladies I have gained so much. I’ve become employable.”
The new bakery has a dine-in cafe and is now open for lunch. In addition to its signature cinnamon rolls, the expanded menu features panini made with sourdough or honey oat bread, roll of the day, soup of the day, desserts and fountain drinks. Also, “pay-what-you-want” coffee is available all day, with donations for each cup benefiting Talbot House.
Roberson and the rest of the bakery staff are excited about the new location and renovated space.
“Our new location is 100% better,” Roberson said. “We are easily accessible now and have foot traffic that we wouldn’t have at our previous location.”
Talbot House Bakery & Cafe is located at 101 North Industrial Road in the West Main Shopping Center. Hours are 7:30 a.m.-
2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, with lunch starting at 11 a.m. daily. Call 662-260-4318 at least 24 hours in advance to order a pan of rolls.