About the Area
In 2013, Huntsville became the 2nd largest city in Alabama with a population of 435,737. It is home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the US Space and Rocket Center, as well as actress Debby Ryan.
The city was originally named Twickenham by its Native inhabitants. In the 1930s Huntsville became the “Watercress Capital of the World” due to its abundance of harvested crops but these days the city is nicknamed “The Rocket City” for its close association with U.S. space missions.
Huntsville was named as “America’s Best City” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, and added to “America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations for 2010.” Visit the US Space and Rocket Center and learn how to operate and build a rocket ship, or visit the Huntsville Museum of Art to enjoy over 3,000 extravagant pieces of art.
About the Owner
Cheryl and David Walker opened the Atlanta Bread Huntsville bakery café in 2002. Cheryl was still teaching school at that time, but soon joined David full time at the café. David left a technology career to pursue a career doing what he loves– “serving and feeding others”. He has always had a passion surrounding the feeling we get when we make and share food with those we care about. They believe that some of our best moments of the day are with friends and family around a table. Their philosophy is that people crave and seek out hospitality in a caring environment. Their greatest surprise from the bakery café are the people who have connected their lives with the bakery café. “We never expected to come to know so many people we would feel are part of our small bakery café community”, said David.