Welcome to The Hearthstone Oven. We are a family run bakery and cafe located in Historic Downtown Ithaca. Hearthstone Oven began in 2007, owned and operated by Keith and Jeanette Litwiller, together with Keith's sister Kara, and their parents Jon and Deb Litwiller. In 2013, Keith's cousin Merlin Gable, and his wife Lorelei began operating the business, staying true to the original vision of serving home-made, "made from scratch" bakery items and restaurant meals.
In the conservative Mennonite culture which we embrace, gathering with friends and family around a table loaded with generous servings of simple "comfort foods" plays an important role in our lives. We strive to recreate this experience in our restaurant each day for our guests. Using old, time-tested recipes and methods, all of our food is prepared fresh each day in our kitchen. Stop in and see why we were voted the #1 Bakery in Gratiot County in 2013!
We have a full breakfast menu which is served from 6:30 to 11:00 a.m. Lunch is served from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Our lunch menu includes numerous kinds of grilled sandwiches, and several kinds of panini sandwiches. We have a hot plate each day such as roast beef and mashed potatoes, roast turkey and mashed potatoes, baked ham and scalloped potatoes, etc. We feature one of our casserole dishes each day as well, such as cheesy chicken potato bake, creamy chicken penne, chicken pot pie, and cheesy beef enchiladas. Finally, we also have two kinds of soup each day, such as chicken noodle, potato soup loaded with bacon, cheese, and green onions, vegetable beef, etc.
Some of our bakery items include our famous cinnamon rolls, caramel pecan rolls, raspberry cream cheese rolls, nine flavors of cookies, homeade pies, butterhorns and dinner rolls, fresh baked bread such as honey wheat, multi-grain, english muffin bread (makes awesome toast), white bread, rye bread, etc. We can accomodate large orders for your special occasion, just call a couple days in advance if possible.
One of our specialties is our fresh frozen, homeade meals that you can take and home bake. They are available in three sizes to fit your family needs. They are also a popular gift item to thank that special person, remember that friend who is under the weather, or just to take up north for an easy meal at the cabin! We also have many of our soups available frozen, as well as many of our cookie doughs to take home and bake. Our homemade pies are also available frozen for you to take and bake.
Frozen casseroles include: Cheesy Chicken Potatoe Bake, Creamy Chicken Penne, Lasagna, Cheesy Beef Enchiladas, Meatloaf, Macaroni and Cheese, Vegatable Lasagna(alfredo), Chicken Pot Pie, Poppyseed Chicken
Cream Pies Include: Chocolate Cream, Peanut Butter Cream, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream, Blueberry Cream, Rasberry Cream, Cocount Cream, Lemon Meringue, Banana Cream
Fruit Pies Include: Rasberry, Blueberry, Blackberry, Burst O Berry, Rhubarb, Strawberry Rhubarb, Peach, Pecan, Cherry, Apple
We are conveniently located just off of US127 in Ithaca, Take exit 117 and turn right. Travel west to the second light, then turn left, or south, one block. Our address is 126 S Pine River.
MONDAY-FRIDAY 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
SATURDAY 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.