Katherine Olinkiewicz is opening a new bakery and cafe in Norway at 238 Main Street today. Nicole Carter / Advertiser Democrat

NORWAY — Katherine Olinkiewicz knew when she moved to Maine three years ago to be closer to her family that she wanted to open her own bakery. She knew that she wanted it to be in Norway’s village. For the past two years as she worked as a custom baker at the Lake Store she kept her eye on a specific Main Street location. When the previous eatery closed its doors at the end of June, Olinkiewicz immediately made her move, signing a lease agreement on July 2.

Today, Sept. 1, Olinkiewicz is opening her dream, Katherine’s Bakery & Café at 238 Main Street in Norway.

The bakery hours will be 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. There is no indoor seating but Olinkiewicz said there will be a couple of bistro tables outside the front door. The menu is online at http://katherinesbakery207.com.

“This is the place I wanted,” she told the Advertiser Democrat on Monday as she and her two employees prepared for her grand opening. “This. Was the place. I wanted to be in the Norway village.”

Katherine’s Bakery & Cafe will serve desserts, pastries and coffee starting Sept. 1. On Sept. 5 Olinkiewicz will expand, adding fruit smoothies and a New York-style breakfast and lunch menu.

“We’ll have a breakfast sandwiches, served on a Kaiser roll,” Olinkiewicz said. “It’s always served with two eggs and a bunch of meat. The Hungry Man breakfast sandwich is made with three eggs and every kind of meat.”


Those who enjoyed her specialties at the Lake Store will now find them on Main Street, including her cheesecake-stuffed waffle cone and ‘bronuts,’ brownies made like donuts and decorated in 13 styles and flavors.

“I’m known for my cheesecakes,” Olinkiewicz said. “I also do custom wedding cakes. I bake for every occasion.”




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