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Elm Grove's Le Cakery more than just pastries

Hakan Hare owns Le Cakery in Elm Grove. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and pizzas, as well fresh baked goods.

Hakan Hare owns Le Cakery in Elm Grove. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and pizzas, as well fresh baked goods.

Dec. 11, 2013

Don't let the name deceive you.

For years, Le Cakery has been known for its cakes and bakery, but Hakan Hare has expanded its menu offering since assuming ownership of the restaurant in 2008 to include lunch and dinner selections.

"I would describe Le Cakery's menu as contemporary in a causal dining atmosphere with paninis, soups, fresh deli sandwiches, salads and pizzas," Hare said. "A lot of people associate Le Cakery with just wedding and birthday cakes, but we are so much more than just that."

Located in the heart of Elm Grove at 13320 Watertown Plank Road, Le Cakery boasts a menu with selections in the $6 to $10 range for breakfast and lunch and $13 to $19 for its pizzas.

Paninis have steadily become popular lunch and dinner options with customers. Of the seven paninis available, the chicken artichoke and southwest turkey club are favorites among customers, Hare said.

Other menu items that Hare said resonate well with customers include the turkey, cheddar and cranberry deli sandwich, Asian chicken salad and the seafood pizza. For pizza lovers, Le Cakery features a weekday lunch special of a six-inch personal pizza with a house or Caesar salad for $6. Its take-and-bake pizzas are perfect to make at home for dinner, Hare said.

The restaurant also serves sit-down breakfast including omelets, quiches and other selections that go well with coffee, specialty coffees and tea.

Of course Le Cakery hasn't abandoned its roots. Every day fresh bakery such as muffins, brownies and other sweet treats are prepared.

Hare said Le Cakery can cater events of all sizes, and its menu is just right for take-out serving corporate lunch functions.

Just the Stats

NAME: Le Cakery

ADDRESS: 13320 Watertown Plank Road, Elm Grove

PHONE: (262) 789-0500

ONLINE: www.lecakery.com

OWNER: Hakan Hare

CUISINE: American cuisine with gluten free and vegetarian options

PRICES: for lunch and dinner, $6 to $19

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Grab a Bite is an informal look at the food scene in Wauwatosa, Brookfield and Elm Grove. Send your suggestion for this column to news@cninow.com.

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