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New Shop Is a Sweet Twist on a Heights Favorite

The Stone Oven + Flour Girl = Luna Bakery & Cafe

Whether or not you have a wedding to plan, the time may come when you have a need for a gorgeous and delicious cake, distinctively customized cupcakes or cookies, or a drop-dead dessert display.

When that happens, you may want to visit the Luna Bakery & Café. It is due to open the first part of May in the Cedar Fairmount Business District, in the Heights Medical Building where Gwynby Antiques was formerly located.

The new café is born of a partnership between the owners of the ever-popular Stone Oven Bakery & Café on Lee Road and Flour Girl custom cakes, cookies and pastries.

As sole proprietor of Flour Girl, an appointment-only custom bakery, Bridget Cavanaugh Thibeault was seeking a way to expand her business into a storefront. And after speaking with Tatyana Rehn and John Emerman, owners of The Stone Oven, the idea of Luna developed.

As Thibeault explains, “I have lived and worked in both New York City and Chicago, and I wanted to bring that kind of contemporary, made-from-scratch pastry sensibility to my home town. And this partnership seemed to offer the perfect opportunity.”

While the emphasis at Luna will be on Thibeault’s gorgeous bakery concoctions, Luna will also offer breakfast items plus lunch and light dinner dishes such as grilled paninis and savory crepes. “We aren’t going to try to duplicate the wonderful soups and sandwiches that Stone Oven offers,” says Thibeault. “Luna will have its own distinctive identity.”

In addition to take-out orders, there will be indoor seating for about 15, with additional patio seating out front during the warm months. The plan is for Luna to be open seven days a week and in the evenings.

So if you’re looking for a multi-tiered wedding cake bedecked with elaborate sugar flowers, or perhaps just a great bowl of oatmeal and fruit, your store is on its way.

2482 Fairmount Boulevard, 216-246-2778 (Flour Girl phone, until opening). Will be open seven days a week, hours TBD. Projected prices: Paninis and crepes, $4-$6; Cupcakes, $2.25 each. Buttercream cakes start at $4.50/slice and fondant cakes start at $6/slice. Custom tiered cakes are priced per slice, based on design and detail.

Mike Corbley June 25, 2011 at 03:25 PM
Can't wait to check it out!! C U soon.
Gene Crosby August 15, 2011 at 06:30 PM
Really enjoyed Luna Bakery and Cafe..the prices were good, the food nice and fresh, especially the crepes...Would love to see the tuna as a crepe as well w/gruyere cheese and sundried tomatoe..yummy! Also, a take-out order menu would be great...saves on time for lunchtime dinners. Will tell all my friends and will visit often... So long Au Bon Pain...Luna's the new "sheriff" in town! :)

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