Cordelia's Bakery Café: Closed for Good?

Swift menu changes and a sudden closure surround this local bakery in mystery.

Cordelia’s Bakery Café in Delaware City closed suddenly last week—but says it will return. In a Sept. 8 posting on its Facebook page, it announced: “Thanks for a great season! Cordelia’s will reopen in late fall 2015 with a brand new concept! Look forward to seeing you then!”

Facebook commenters were surprised. One customer wrote: “Came over for our coffee and sweets this morning and sad to see it was closed. Our Wednesday morning was thrown off. Looking forward to the reopening.” The closing becomes even more puzzling when you call Cordelia’s. The phone message says: “We are closed for the season. Thank you and look forward to seeing you in 2016.”

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The bakery, which was named for the town’s longest-serving mayor, Cordelia “Dee” Bennett, opened in November 2013. In the past several weeks, it seemed like the shop was going through some kind of change. I live nearby and am a frequent visitor. In early August, a full breakfast menu was offered; three days later, there were only two options available. The bakery case was also not as full as usual, although I did purchase some delicious red-velvet cookies recently.

I haven’t been able to reach the owners to find out what the plans are. Stay tuned.


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