Collective Kitchen is Now La Mere Bakery

Alex Maurer rebranded Collective Kitchen to La Mère Bakery, still selling the same baked goods.

By Tessa Cooper

Jul 2024

Photo by Tessa CooperLa Mere Bakery offers a collection of sourdough baked goods. Purchase Photo

For quite some time, Collective Kitchen was one of Rountree’s best-kept secrets. Cottage baker Alex Maurer would dole out sourdough loaves, cookies, pizza crust and granola from her home. As the popularity expanded, so did her need for a commercial kitchen. Now, Maurer has rebranded the business to La Mère Bakery, and she is sharing a space with Box Turtle Creamery at 1458 E. Cherry in Springfield. The new walk-up window is just a hop and a skip away from where her business first began and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. La Mère Bakery accepts walk-up orders, but you best make an online pre-order if you want to guarantee yourself a loaf of a popular flavor like the olive sourdough.