Mar 15, 2024 - News

🧁 1 sweet thing to go

group of 14 people stand in front of a sign tha treads cakeable cafe

Renee Ratcliffe, a former special education teacher, started the nonprofit in 2019 with her husband John. Photo: Courtesy of Cakeable Cafe

A nonprofit coffee shop and bakery called Cakeable Cafe is opening its first brick-and-mortar shop in Uptown soon.

Why it matters: Cakeable Cafe offers vocational training and job opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The vibe: The cafe will sell baked goods, plus hot and iced drinks (like lattes, cappuccinos, mochas and teas).

  • The 1,200-square-foot space has 14 seats inside and a small area with outdoor seating.

Stop by: Cakeable Cafe will open at 401 North Tryon St., about a block away from Discovery Place Science and Duckworth's.

  • Its hours will be 7am to 4pm Monday through Friday and 8am to 12pm on Saturdays.

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