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Tatte Bakery Will Open a Seaport Location at Pier 4

The brunch spot will anchor a new office building there, next to a forthcoming farm-to-table restaurant and a condo property.

Tatte founder Tzurit Or / a location of Tatte Bakery and Café

Tatte founder Tzurit Or / a location of Tatte Bakery and Café. / Photos provided by Tishman Speyer

Tatte Bakery & Café just debuted its eighth location near the Public Garden in Back Bay, but the growing local favorite is certainly not done. The developer of the Seaport’s Pier 4 announced today that the beloved brunch spot is headed for the new, 13-story office building there.

Tishman Speyer is developing the former site of the famed Anthony’s Pier 4 restaurant into a new home for Boston Consulting Group, and Cengage, with 20,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor. Tatte will cover just more than 3,600 square feet. A second lot is becoming a nine-story, “ultra-luxury” condo building, with 17,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor. The company previously announced restaurateur Kristin Canty of Concord’s Woods Hill Table is opening a new farm-to-table restaurant to anchor the condo property.

“PIER 4’s unbeatable location was a natural fit for us, and we look forward to opening our Seaport location in what will be a slice of green heaven on the water in the Seaport,” Tatte founder Tzurit Or said in a press release. “I’ve watched the Seaport and Fort Point neighborhoods evolve into one of Boston’s most visited culinary destinations, and the Tatte team is thrilled to share a home base with some of the area’s top chefs.”

Or began Tatte as a farmers’ market bakery business in 2007, and landed her first brick-and-mortar a year later in Brookline. In February 2016, she announced Panera Bread took a majority stake in the company to help it grow, while maintaining ownership of the brand she created. The move has proven successful thus far: Since the acquisition, Tatte has opened a two-story café in Harvard Square (in the former Panera, no less), and outposts in burgeoning Fenway and Back Bay neighborhoods.

Pier 4 is on track to be completed in late 2018, promising picturesque views of the harbor and the adjacent Institute of Contemporary Art, as well as a one-acre park, an extension of the Harbor Walk, and sea steps. No timeline is given for the Seaport Tatte specifically; Canty’s restaurant has a projected 2019 opening.

130-140 Northern Ave., Boston, tattebakery.com.

PIER 4 Rendering

PIER 4 Rendering provided by Tishman Speyer