The Hospitality Sweet, a quaint little bakery and café, opened earlier this week inside the historic downtown post office and courthouse at the corner of Ervay and Bryan streets (400 North Ervay, Suite 175). This building was originally constructed in the 1930s and has been undergoing a massive redevelopment for years led by developer Shawn Todd.
The newly installed Hospitality Sweet is the second bakery spot for Meghan Adams, who also has a small outpost inside the vintage furniture store Timothy Oulton, at Knox-Henderson. This new downtown café is, however, full service.
Adams began in the baking business with small custom cake orders and catering jobs, which she still does. So, if you're in the market for a cake of any sorts, the Hospitality Sweet takes orders there at the store.
The breakfast menu includes a daily egg strata, French toast, muffins, a yogurt parfait, sticky rolls with pecans and a hummingbird cupcake with cream cheese frosting. Lunch options include a turkey, bacon and Havarti wrap; a turkey pesto ciabatta with goat cheese and prosciutto; a brisket panini; and a baked brie panini. All of them are in the $8 to $9 price range. Empire Baking provides the bread, and just about everything else is made in-house
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There are multitudes of cake pops, cookies, brownies and French macaroons, none of which are more than $2.50, and all also made in-house, even those fickle macaroons.
The Hospitality Sweet uses only Oak Cliff Roasters beans at their full-service coffee bar.
There are about 10 tables all together at the café; and to-go orders keeps lunchtime brisk. At some point soon they will also offer delivery.
The Hospitality Sweet is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. There are no weekend hours at this time, but that's something Adams might explore down the road.