On May 6, 2015, local restaurant owner Cookie Till, and baker Kim Richmond, opened the door to Ventnor No. 7311, a space offering fresh and innovative baked items paired with fair-trade coffee and organic teas.
Kim and Cookie have been friends for over 20 years, brought together by their mutual passion for baking. They always knew someday they would open a bakery café. The moment they walked into 7311 they knew this was going to be the right spot. They saw the potential of the building with its large windows and great light, even though it was in grave disrepair.
Drawing inspiration from the many shops they had visited in their travels along with the help of their trusted friend, visionary artist, and designer Scott Eccard, they began the adventure of realizing their dream.
Located in an up and coming Ventnor neighborhood, the space was completely renovated and has since become a hub to showcase their culinary creations. With degrees in culinary arts and nutrition, the duo experiments daily with natural, fresh ingredients to introduce their interpretations of small batch baking.
Everything is baked on site, including paleo, gluten-free and vegan options, which change daily, highlighting local seasonal ingredients. Kim specializes in custom cakes and pies for weddings and all other occasions.
Both born and raised on Absecon Island, Cookie and Kim also share a sense of pride for their community. At 7311, you will find a collection of handcrafted items from local artisans such as Mudgirls Studios, Spindrift Pottery, and Clint Hunter Pottery.
Seating inside the cafe is comfortable and inviting encouraging guests to sit, relax, work or study. Located just two blocks away from the boardwalk, enjoy a coffee and pastry before and after the beach.