Everyone loves a good cupcake. But when maple-bacon donuts, homemade Oreos, ginger-glazed chicken melts and craft beer are also on the menu - even better. That's Sweetness Bakeshop & Cafe in a nutshell, a South Miami favorite since its inception in 2010.
Now, thanks to their increasing popularity, Sweetness is getting ready to open its second location. This time, in Hialeah. They're looking to throw open their doors sometime this summer - maybe even sooner, says co-owner Stephanie Diaz.
So why Hialeah, rather than the standard Midtown-South Beach-Downtown move made by most businesses?
"Hialeah is the fifth largest city in Florida. We wanted to be closer to areas such as Doral, Miami-Lakes, South Broward and obviously Hialeah. 49th Street is one of the busiest streets in Miami-Dade County, and being right in the middle of it will bring us great exposure and access to a thriving market," Diaz says.
They plan to keep the same atmosphere about the store -- teal & brown decor, a lounge area and "kitschy" artwork. But it'll likely be a lot larger. "We're hoping to have double the seating we currently have at our Sunset location," Diaz adds.
The second locale (in an address to be announced at a later date) will offer up the same rotating menu that keeps Instagrammers drooling on a daily basis, but they'll likely have some Hialeah-exclusive items. We're expecting some creative concoctions in that category.
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They're also planning to implement brunch in both locations. The midday meal will kick off in April at the Sunset spot.