Night Watch

Night Kitchen Bakery, a Germantown Avenue staple dedicated to producing delicious cakes and pastries in an environmentally responsible manner, is expanding.

Certified by the Green Restaurant Association, Night Kitchen buys local ingredients, maintains a garden for herbs and vegetables, employs a comprehensive recycling program and composts all their food waste. They also make efforts to reduce their water and energy consumption, and don’t use plastic bags or Styrofoam. So, when owners Amy Edelman and John Milliard decided to extend their current space into the adjacent building, they chose a local contractor who shared their dedication to sustainability. “We chose the Stock Group because they specialize in using reclaimed materials,” explains Edelman. The makeover will utilize reclaimed tables, countertops, hardwood floors and an old farmhouse sink. The Stock Group will also be installing LED lights and using only non-VOC paints.

The addition will triple the Night Kitchen’s existing seating area and the new cake decorating space will be visible from the sidewalk, turning the Chestnut Hill bakery into a live version of Cake Boss or Ace of Cakes.

Night Kitchen Bakery, 7725 Germantown Ave., 215-248-9235,