Bake Me Happy Opens Coffee Shop This Saturday
Merion Village’s gluten-free wholesale bakery Bake Me Happy is going retail. This weekend they’ll open their coffee shop, which occupies the space once home to T.Y. Fine Furnishings, at 106 E. Moler St.
Since it opened in 2014, Bake Me Happy has largely focused on special orders, opening to the public for just a few hours each week for retail purposes. Customers would come, grab their food, and, due to lack of seating, immediately leave the building. With the new expanded space and some colorful, Bake Me Happy-style seating, customers will now be able to sit down with their purchased items and get some local coffee from Ramble, Thunderkiss or Stauf’s to go with it.
“Even with limited hours, our customers and our community embraced us — often lining up on Saturday mornings for the latest poptart, cupcake, or donut muffin,” said Wendy Miller Pugh, co-owner and head baker at Bake Me Happy. “We knew we had something magical, and we’re thrilled to continue growing right here in Merion Village.”
Along with an expansion of their business, the Pughs have broadened their menu to include savory items, including a ham and cheese poptart and an everything bagel breakfast sandwich. The team would like to eventually add brunch, where they plan on offering breakfast pizzas.
Miller Pugh said that, along with the baking classes they already offer, the shop will likely host community gatherings of varying sorts, such as open mic nights, bring-your-own-record nights, and drag queen tupperware parties. Ultimately, they’re looking to provide a space for the neighborhood to come before and during working hours.
“Moler right here is a huge thoroughfare,” Miller Pugh said. “We’re really hoping to catch those morning people.”
Once they celebrate a grand opening this Saturday, November 4, Bake Me Happy will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, visit bakemehappygf.com.