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New Chowhound destination in Reno: 5th St. Bakehouse

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New Chowhound destination in Reno: 5th St. Bakehouse

SteveTimko | May 5, 2010 08:39 PM

I have limited experience there but this looks like one of the coolest new places in Reno.
I stopped by today and got an ice cream and a peanut butter brownie. They make their own ice cream and I tried two. One is made with jalapeno in part of the process. Instead of a sweet finish (aftertaste) there's a spicy finish. I'm not sure I like it. The jury's still out. But it shows this is no ordinary place.
I did like the ice cream made with some sort of cookie. I couldn't understand the name but it's tasty. I got a cup. The peanut butter brownie was excellent, too. All first rate ingredients.'
I didn't see any bread I wanted to try but it looks like it might be pretty good. They also often sandwiches with fresh-made bread. That's what makes the tortas at Los Palomas on Wells Avenue so good. This definitely looks like a place to explore. Other restaurants in town seem to have culinary pretensions but the it looks like 5th St. Bakehouse delivers.

The owner lived in Reno before and returned after spending five years as a pastry chef in Napa.
It was hard to find. It's next to Keystone Cue and Cushion in the same strip mall that has Fresh Mex.

Pictured below are the building exterior, ice cream and the peanut butter brownie.

5th St. Bakehouse
953 W. 5th St.
Reno, NV 89503
(775) 323-1885

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