Elevenses Co is a project as imagined by barista and baker Jade Yelvington. The market favorite has launched a brick-and-mortar bakery at 1001 E Columbus Drive. The storefront isn’t fully open just yet; the owners continue to work rigorously to fully outfit the space while still satisfying the myriad pickup and custom bakery orders that continue to pour in.
This bakery was years in the making for the sweet standout. “With an extremely talented and accomplished pastry chef for a mom, Jade truly grew up in the food industry,” writes Yelvington. “Ironically, it was something she said she’d never pursue professionally… until she discovered latte art which led her to the world of craft coffee with which she promptly fell in love.”
Elevenses all started with one idea, for a slightly unusually flavored cake (cranberry, corn, and basil) that put Yelvington on the path to develop her own recipes. Jade’s baking style is deeply influenced by her upbringing and rooted in, above everything else, a commitment to quality and scratch made desserts and cakes.
If there’s a true happy medium between nostalgic homemade desserts you might find in your grandma’s kitchen, and odd flavor combinations that you don’t see everywhere- that’s where we’d like to be. Floating around in a world full of beautiful, tasty, slightly quirky treats.
Elevenses macarons have long been show stealers in the region. The chocolate raspberry, salted miso, New York cheesecake, and ube vanilla are just a few of the extraordinary varieties that have been offered. A dessert I’ve yet to try, and desperately crave, is the banana caramel cookie. These baked treats are available to order in advance — the sweet purveyors put the link in their IG bio each week.
Recent specials include a blueberry pancake cake slice, and a naturally gluten-free lychee passionfruit pavlova.
You can have your fill of custom cakes including Florida strawberry, beautiful purple ube cake, rainbow sherbet, lemon blueberry, and triple dark chocolate. View the full Elevenses menu on their website. Follow Elevenses on Instagram for a glimpse of their weekly specials.
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