Honeybee Doughnuts is poised to open a second store, at the Falls Shopping Center.
The first Honeybee opened in South Miami three years ago. Owner Karen Muirhead, a corporate executive with a dream, decided to start a small shop offering baked goods made with buttermilk, honey, and organic butter. "That really makes them amazing," she says. "It makes a difference in how things are going to taste. I'm trying to go for the highest-quality ingredients possible."
When the new shop opens in the next week or so, it will offer doughnuts in flavors like churro, cookies and cream, apple pie, and its signature honeybee: a raised doughnut filled with whipped cream and local honey, garnished with a tiny edible honey bee.
The shop will also offer mini doughnuts and a doughnut ice-cream panini sandwich that features ice cream made from scratch daily. Ice-cream flavors include white chocolate matcha and Tahitian vanilla bean. The ice cream is also used in the shop's doughnut shakes; there are flavors such as guava and cheese and Thai doughnut.
The new Honeybee Doughnuts in the Falls will also serve bubble tea: a sweet, sometimes fruity milk tea that includes chewy tapioca pearls. Muirhead calls the drink "light and refreshing and a great addition to our menu."
Honeybee isn't the only new spot at the Falls. The mall, located in Palmetto Bay, is undergoing a renaissance with new and interesting restaurant and beverage concepts. The lush shopping center also features calming water features throughout the footprint.
Shake Shack and the Fresh Market have opened at the Falls, along with My Tea Bar, a woman-owned tea concept that offers locally grown teas.
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Pummarola, a Neapolitan pizzeria that offers wood-fired pies, is set to open at the end of June. Currently, Pummarola has locations in Coral Gables, Boca Raton, and Midtown Miami.
Bulla Gastrobar is also debuting a restaurant at the Falls. The eatery, which serves Spanish tapas and interesting cocktails, has grown exponentially since its flagship debuted in Coral Gables in 2013. Now there are seven Bulla locations in cities such as Doral, Atlanta, Tampa, Charlotte, Winter Park, and Plano, Texas. Bulla Gastrobar at the Falls is on track to open in the fourth quarter of 2019 — just in time for holiday shopping.
The Falls is also home to one of Miami's most unique restaurants: the American Girl Cafe, where kids can dine with their dolls and participate in tea parties, cookie-decorating classes, and manners and teatime etiquette lessons.
The Falls. 8888 SW 136th St., Palmetto Bay; 305-238-6867; shopthefalls.com. Honeybee Doughnuts opening soon.