Barb Wright and Kay Crawford stand inside their new business, Latté Da! Café & Bakehouse, located on 3 Linklaen St. in Cazenovia. The business duo is featured in the “Platter Chatter” section of the February 2013 edition of Syracuse Woman Magazine.
continued The couple has joked that they’ve become a bakehouse with a café and not so much a café with a bakehouse because of the demand for Wright’s desserts.
“I’m a home baker and certainly have done it for years,” Wright said. “I’ve always been known to make a great pie.”
She makes at least two pies every night she drives into Cazenovia. “Every time I come back, they’re gone. Maybe there’s a piece or two,” she said.
And since Crawford is tracking inventory as the day goes on, she chimes in to say they once went through an entire carrot cake in one day. Wright’s Almond Cherry Scone also moves out the door almost as quickly as it comes out of the oven.
Another crowd favorite has been “the ‘chocolatiest,’ darkest homemade cupcake ever with our most decadent chocolate frosting,” according to Wright. The cupcake — “Amy’s Addiction” — is named after long-time friend Amy Manley, who, if you couldn’t guess, loves chocolate. Amy helped the café duo do some organizing and designed their business logo. “She has free scones for life,” Crawford said.
“People are in and out of here constantly looking for a dessert,” Crawford said. “Mostly we just enjoy watching people enjoy what we’re making.”
And you may be pleased to hear that everything they make is made there, it’s “not out of a box,” Wright said.
Latté Da! is located at 3 Linklaen St., Cazenovia. Café hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Find them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter at @LatteDaCaz to receive updates on daily specials. Call 655-5835 or stop in to ask about their catering menu.
This story was originally published in the February 2013 edition of Syracuse Woman Magazine, a publication of Eagle Newspapers. For more information on SWM or to subscribe, visit syracusewomanmag.com/swm or facebook.com?SyracuseWomanMagazine. Also, find SWM on Twitter: @SyrWomanMag