Nestled in the heart of Historic Hilton Village, Indulge Bakery and Bistro stands as a testament to passion, family, and the pursuit of culinary excellence. Owned by the talented
Michelle Smith and her children, Greg Gipson and Izzy Smith, this charming establishment has become a beloved hub for locals and visitors alike since its doors opened in 2015.
Michelle Smith's journey into the world of baking is nothing short of inspiring. Hailing from France, where the art of baking is deeply ingrained in the culture, Michelle's early exposure to the world of pastries and desserts sparked a lifelong love affair with the culinary arts. Her dream began to take shape at the Hilton Village Farmers Market in 2012, where she showcased her creations to the community, testing the waters to see if her passion could become a full-time pursuit.
It was during those farmers market days that Michelle discovered her true calling. The positive reception from patrons, the joy her creations brought to their faces, and the unmistakable aroma of freshly baked goods created an atmosphere that was simply irresistible. The decision was made – Michelle would turn her passion into a business, and Indulge Bakery and Bistro was born.
At the heart of the bistro's kitchen is Greg Gipson, Michelle's son and the head chef. Michelle was elated that Greg joined her to further elevate Indulge’s culinary offerings. His skills and dedication to his craft have played a pivotal role in the success of the bistro. Trained in the culinary arts, Greg brings a sophisticated touch to every dish that leaves the kitchen. His commitment to quality and innovation has elevated the bistro to new heights, making it a culinary destination in Hilton Village.
What started as a small family venture has blossomed into a bustling establishment with a team of a dozen dedicated staff members. The Indulge family works in harmony to deliver an exceptional dining experience to every guest who walks through the door. The warm and inviting atmosphere, combined with the irresistible aroma of freshly baked treats, creates a haven for food enthusiasts.
Indulge Bakery and Bistro is not just a cafe; it's a culinary institution with a multifaceted approach to delighting its patrons. Michelle has successfully built a loyal following for her catering services and custom cakes, adding another layer to the business. Whether it's a special event or a simple afternoon coffee, Indulge has become the go-to destination for those seeking quality and taste.
As you step into Indulge Bakery and Bistro, you'll be greeted by the enticing display of artisanal pastries, carefully crafted cakes, wide selections of craft beers and fantastic wines, and a menu that reflects a harmonious blend of French inspiration and local flavors. The cafe buzzes with activity as patrons savor their meals, enjoy the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, and bask in the cozy ambiance.
In the heart of Hilton Village, Indulge Bakery and Bistro stands as a testament to the power of passion, family, and the pursuit of dreams. Michelle, Greg, and Izzy have not only created a successful business but a culinary haven that has woven itself into the fabric of the community. For those who appreciate the art of baking and savoring delectable dishes, Indulge is more than a bistro – it's a celebration of flavors, love, and the joy of indulging in life's sweet moments.
Thank you Indulge Bakery & Bistro for your continued support of Hilton Village Main Street through your love and sponsorship!