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Dough Mama Opening Clintonville Cafe Next Week

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Pie-slinging Dough Mama will soon be opening the doors of a new sit-down cafe.

Perrie Wilkof, owner of Dough Mama, is a graduate of the International Culinary Center with a specialization in French pastry art. She baked at Brooklyn restaurant Pies ‘n’ Thighs before moving to Columbus around 2012 with the goal of opening her own restaurant. After settling into the city working a few different restaurant jobs, she tried her hand at selling pies at the Columbus Flea. Wilkof loved it so much, she decided to bake full-time.

dough-mama-04Dough Mama started as a home operation, which moved to The Commissary when demand outstripped location size. Wilkof signed the lease on Dough Mama’s current location back in July. The new cafe occupies the former Virtue Vegan Salon space at 3335 North High Street in Clintonville. The reconstructed 1,350 square foot cafe seats 32 in an open, light-filled dining space.

“People were so supportive that I grew out of where I was baking, so I had to find a good place!” said Wilkof.

Dough Mama’s cafe menu will offer two egg biscuit sandwiches, one meat and one veggie. A caramel banana nut oatmeal, and a nut and seed-based oatmeal will also be available for breakfast. Lunch entrees include a turkey meatloaf sandwich, avocado salmon toast, cannellini bean salad with artichoke hearts and cherry tomatoes, potato salad and simple salad.

Five or six rotating seasonal pies will be available by the slice, along with a quiche and savory pie. Current pie flavors include honey apple, ginger pear, sweet potato, maple bourbon pecan, and a rich buckeye cream pie. Cookies, scones, biscuits, and fruit tarts will also be served. Thunderkiss coffee will be available in both drip and cold brew, in addition to tea, and maple milk, a sweet combination of milk and maple syrup.

Wilkof sources locally as much as possible, in order to support local businesses. Lucky Cat Bread, Snowville Creamery, and Swainway Urban Farm are just a handful of her go-to sources.

“I love getting to know all different kinds of people, and that’s what food does – it brings people together. Everybody eats,” said Wilkof. “I’m really happy it’s in Clintonville, because I love it here.” 

The cafe is slated to open next Wednesday, November 11. In addition the the cafe, Wilkof will continue to sell Dough Mama slices out of Mission Coffee, Yellow Brick Pizza, Blind Lady Tavern, Skillet, and a few other to-be-determined restaurants.

Dough Mama will be open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.

For more information, visit www.dough-mama.com.

All photos by Rebecca Wagner.

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