Top coffee pub sweetens Magnolia Avenue with new weekend dessert concept
Here’s some sweet news from the Near Southside: coffee bar and restaurant Brewed is launching a new dessert and cocktail concept, serving cakes, cobblers, pies, and ice cream — but only on Friday and Saturday nights.
Called Baked by Brewed, the new after-dinner gathering spot will be housed within Brewed’s original space, at 801 W. Magnolia Ave. The gathering spot now closes at 3 pm for private events, but will reopen to the public as Baked from 7 to 11 pm on weekend evenings. Patrons can expect a nighttime feel and speakeasy vibe.
The name Baked emphasizes that all desserts will be made in-house, says Brewed co-owner Joey Turner.
“We have noticed there are not many nighttime options for just desserts, coffee, and cocktails,” says Turner. “So we decided to start dreaming of unique ways to use our space and provide that combo for the community. We think it will be the perfect weekend date night or quick family outing after a great meal on Magnolia Avenue.”
Opening menu items have an appropriately fall vibe. They include New Orleans-style bread pudding with maple-bourbon sauce, TX Whiskey pecan pie, pumpkin and ginger ice cream cookie sandwiches, and sweet potato cake with cream cheese frosting.
Then there are the cocktails, which can be shaken into a martini or whirled into an adult milkshake. Flavors include Key lime pie, espresso, Thin Mint, and pumpkin pie.
Brewed has long been recognized for its craft coffee program, and Baked by Brewed will offer an array of spiked coffees. Options include the Snow Cap cappuccino, with Balcones whiskey; and the Kioki, made with brandy, Kahlua, and Godiva chocolate.
“Now that we are closing at 3 pm for events, we decided this is the perfect time to create a special weekend-only dessert space,” says Turner, adding that he and his co-owners’ vision for Brewed upon opening in 2012 had always been a dessert and coffee destination.
“Our vision kept growing during our dream phase and, before we knew it, breakfast, lunch, and dinner were added,” Turner says. “Through the years, when all the owners have gathered to dream, we often came back to the fact that there's no dessert spot at night around Magnolia Avenue.”
Brewed also still operates a spinoff shop in Dallas' Bishop Arts, as well as a location inside DFW Airport's Terminal D, which recently reopened after closing for 80 days during the pandemic shutdown.
“We are doing much better than we expected during a pandemic,” Turner says. “Each day more people are showing up at the airport.”
Baked by Brewed will operate during a soft opening October 23-24, and service will fully launch on October 30.