Eileen and Lucky Yimaz have much to celebrate. Former owners of Apple Hill Bakery, they have returned to their beloved Rappahannock to open Creekside Bakery in the same location at the western end of Main Street. The grand opening last weekend found a glowing, ebullient Eileen, now about six months into a long-awaited pregnancy. The smells of freshly baked pies, plump glazed donuts, warm scones and muffins filled the air.
Lucky was occupied in the kitchen, sporting a charming, welcoming smile as he carried trays of his trademark pies. Eileen’s dad, Wayne Waller, a twinkle in his eye with a good natured grin to match, was grilling delicious (I can attest) breakfast sandwiches in the new kitchen. Valerie, a former Apple Hill Bakery employee, was again at the register.
Customers streamed in, not unlike the Thornton River that flows past the bakery’s back deck, appointed with tables and chairs for outdoor seating. Locals and visitors mulled over their breakfast choices, chatting amicably in line. Harold Beebout of Sperryville’s volunteer rescue squad across the street popped in to pick up a pie. Rick and Chelsea Wasmund chose breakfast sandwiches to fuel their morning travels.
A young couple was overheard speaking in German. Turns out Anna and Olaf Boecker, vacationing from Bonn, were passing through Rappahannock to hike Old Rag and happened upon Creekside. A flurry of animated conversation about Old Rag and Rappahannock followed; pictures were taken, emails shared, smiles and back slapping all around as folks talked of their affinity of all things German.
Creekside Bakery has breakfasts of fresh eggs, sausage and cheese sandwiches on choices of biscuits and croissants, along with a variety of scones, donuts and more. The lunch menu features salads, subs and sandwiches, including grilled portobello and grilled three-cheese sandwiches. Creekside is open 7 to 3 Monday and Thursday, 7 to 5 Friday-Sunday at 15 Main St. Call 540-987-8568.
We wish you all the best in your new enterprise!