When the pandemic forced Kindred owners, Joe and Katy Kindred, to close their doors to indoor diners, they thought about getting a little creative with a community concept that took inspiration from Japan. Their tweaked version of milk bread donuts– oftentimes made with tangzhong, a sandy flour-and-water paste to give it a longe shelf life and a bouncier dough–were added to a takeaway menu alongside Summit Coffee.
After the success of that menu, the Kindreds decided to make a breakfast-forward restaurant with milk bread donuts, fried chicken, and coffee. The opening weekend was a huge success, with Milkbread receiving 4x the customers they had expected.
Their menu consists of beautifully crafted, browned, milk donuts in either Original Glazed or Chocolate. Don’t leave without trying of their multitude of toast options–from milk & honey that comes with Stracciatella cheese and pink pepppercorns, their Sausage and Jammy Egg Biscuit, and their Fried Chicken Biscuit which you can top with pimento cheese for $2 more if you please.
Another location is already planned for Plaza Midwood in the space where the old Dairy Queen used to be. The space will utilize the old DQ’s walk-up window, giving it a bit of a different vibe than the Davidson location.