Quality Every Time


Established in 2016, Fresh Start Café & Bakery is a made-from-scratch bakery with a full-service coffee & espresso bar also serving fresh breakfast, lunch, and catering options. Located in Historic Downtown Delaware, Ohio, Fresh Start creates community connections through high-quality ingredients, award-winning products, and excellent customer experience.


Made-from-scratch pastries, desserts, and bread available onsite daily or by placing a special order.


 From standard coffee drinks to Delaware’s only Premier Espresso Bar, we are proud to serve award-winning Crimson Cup coffee. We have a great assortment of tea, all natural smoothies, and non-caffeinated drinks also available.

Food & Catering

Made-to-order breakfast sandwiches, biscuits & gravy, lunch options, seasonal soups & salads, and extensive catering options available.

More From Fresh Start

Classes & Events

There is always something happening at Fresh Start. Our classes and events are a great combination of fun, learning and community connection.

Join Our Team

We are always looking for fun and talented people to join the Fresh Start Team.

About Fresh Start

Food & drink and community are inseparable. It brings us together, shapes our memories, and empowers our communities. Bonds with loved ones become stronger, and strangers feel like strangers no more.

Customer Testimonials


Love love love! New to Delaware so finding a local coffee spot has been high on my priority list and I 100% have found it! Great coffee, pastries, and atmosphere. The people there were super friendly as well. Can’t wait to go back and try more!


I have been using Fresh Start for a few larger functions and ordering from their catering menu. It has been a wonderful experience! They are very responsive. Not only is the food delicious, but they make the event run smoothly since that is one thing I don’t have to worry about!


Great service, beverages, and food. Coffee and tea have been made quickly and correctly every time, and the staff is very friendly. The environment is cute and has local art in the back to browse while you enjoy your drink. But the real winner here is the scratch-made biscuit sandwiches. Holy moly the cheese and egg biscuit sandwich is GOOD. And not just “good for a quick bite” good . It’s “drive out of my way to get one of these biscuits” good.