Dinersaur online bakery settles in the village of Encanto
Olivia Girard has gathered quite a few followers since she started her online bakery The Dinersaure in 2016.
As of early September, however, her playful and modern creations – chamomile flower pies, cream churrovers, salt and vinegar chocolate chip cookies, dinosaur-shaped banana bread – are now available through a neighborhood storefront. Encanto at 1339 West Thomas Road. (This is the former Bella Vida lounge space, located on 13th Avenue, with your back to Thomas. Entrance is next to the parking lot; look for the dinosaur silhouette.)
His fans seem to follow Girard to his walls. At the inauguration of Dinersaur a few weeks ago, Girard and his assistant, Annette Villa, welcomed new and old customers. It sold out in less than an hour on Saturday and after just 30 minutes on Sunday.
The following weekend, customers were buying olive oil cakes (one had strawberry, lemon, and mascarpone whisk; another was poppy seed, blackberries, and lemon thyme whisk. ) and pecan tea cookies. Pies too: banana cream, lime and strawberries were all available. (You can discover the daily specials on Instagram previously.)
It took two months to open the bakery after Girard and his partner, John Wagner, found the space. Before they moved in, you could order Dinersaur treats online or find them at a few restaurants and cafes around town. (The First Place Coffee truck sells its stuff, as does Nelson’s Meat + Fish.) In addition to the changing and seasonal treats, Girard also makes special pastries for different holidays. In the past, she has made ghost meringues, tins of children’s takeout cookies, and Trick O Treat! Halloween boxes and a chiffon pumpkin pie and an apple cinnamon sonker for Thanksgiving. Autumn is here; place your orders – or head to Encanto to browse the bakery yourself.
1339 Thomas Road West
Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday