August 24, 2015–From the Kansas City Star. BY JOYCE SMITH
Jeff Martin, founder of Smallcakes A Cupcakery, is kicking off another new concept in Overland Park.
Decadent — A Coffee and Dessert Bar will take the former Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates space at 5601 W. 135th St., Suite 2220, in the upscale Prairiefire development. Decadent, which will have an urban industrial decor, is scheduled to open in mid-to-late September.
It will offer a custom coffee blend from Parisi Artisan Coffee and serve espressos, lattes and other coffee drinks. It also will offer muffins, croissants, danishes and a line of specialty doughnuts, including red velvet, glazed, maple bacon and sprinkles.
For dessert it will have small-batch ice creams in flavors like pecan pie, maple bacon, vanilla bean, red velvet and iced doughnut, as well as a full line of cupcakes, cookies, brownies, pies and small cakes, all made on-site. Later this fall it will add a selection of craft beers and wines, as well as Hot Toddy cocktails.
Martin said he wants Decadent to be a place where customers can hang out in the mornings over a cup of coffee, as well as a place to stop in for an after-school snack, or on a date after dinner or a movie.
Martin founded Smallcakes in Overland Park in 2008 and now has 120 locations across the country and in Dubai. He opened Smallcakes Creamery and Novelties a year ago at 6936 W. 135th St. in Overland Park, offering a variety of ice cream flavors, novelty candy and house-made bakery items including peanut butter pretzels and cookie sandwiches.
Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates, Wichita, closed in late July after just 15 months in Prairiefire.