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Southern Sweets Bakery

Southern Sweets Bakery Over 25 Years of Perfect Ingredients & Simple Preparation . . .Family owned and operated Wholesale Bakery with retail space serving Breakfast - Lunch & Yummy Desserts Opened on October 9th 1992.
2002 Creative Loafing Best Pecan Pie
2012 Atlanta Magazine

Family owned and operated Wholesale Bakery with retail space serving Breakfast - Lunch & Yummy Desserts

Family owned and operated Wholesale Bakery with retail space serving Breakfast - Lunch & Yummy Desserts

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Price Range: ££

General Manager: Trish Smith

Culinary Team: Ashley Allen - Cake Decorating Manager

Attire: Casual

Operating as usual

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So honored to be a part of lifetime memories! Congratulations Tony & Alison and thanksBrooke Womack Photography for shar...
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So honored to be a part of lifetime memories! Congratulations Tony & Alison and thanks
Brooke Womack Photography for sharing some great photos with us!

Congrats.. weekends filling up fast!
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Congrats.. weekends filling up fast!

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Stop in and celebrate!
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Stop in and celebrate!

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IT'S BACK FOR THE SUMMER!!
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IT'S BACK FOR THE SUMMER!!

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Yes!! Its Back!!
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Yes!! Its Back!!

So Many Ways To Say It ....
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Lunch Time!
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Lunch Time!

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Address

186 Rio Cir
Decatur, GA
30030

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

Telephone

(404) 373-8752

Services

  • Catering
  • Outdoor
  • Takeout

Specialties

  • Breakfast
  • Coffee
  • Lunch

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In 2017, Southern Sweets Bakery celebrated 25 years of bringing fresh baked pies, cakes and wonderful southern edibles to its patrons. What is the secret to our success? It is not hard to find the answer if you ever meet the staff who are hand picked because of their exuberant passion for baking. In the tradition of founder Nancy Cole, these employees continue her legacy as they strive for baking perfection. The bakery inspiration all started when Ms. Nancy was just three-years old and she would pull herself up to stand on a stool alongside her grandmother “Nana” while she prepared luscious desserts for their large family. As Nana worked her magic sifting ingredients, stirring liquids and preparing pans, Nancy stood there quietly taking it all in. A young, wide eyed Nancy watched her grandmother’s labor of love and listened to her Nana sing and hum beautiful melodies. These memories and lessons are now key ingredients to the bakeries success. When Nancy was given her first Easy Bake oven, it ignited her passion for baking. At age twelve she cooked her first Thanksgiving dinner complete with stuffing, vegetables, and real cranberry sauce. Her passion only grew from there and as a young mother of three, Nancy would wake her children up early every Friday morning and they would bake twenty loaves of bread for family, friends, and neighbors. Nancy’s passion turned into profession when a friend who delivered fruits and vegetables to a prominent Atlanta steakhouse mentioned that they were looking for apple and pecan pies. Knowing Nancy’s perfected skills of baking from personally receiving some of the Friday delicious baked bread, her friend encouraged her to get in contact with the restaurant. Nancy, now in a place where her children were in school and having some free time on her hands decided why not. She took the opportunity and called the restaurant. To her surprise, they gladly accepted the invitation to sample some of her baked goods. This was a twist of fate for Nancy, although baking was her passion, she had never baked pies before. Not one to back down from a challenge, Nancy stayed up all night baking, but the apple pie continued to have a large unwanted space between the pie filling and the crust. With integrity at stake she refused to compromise on her quality and rescheduled the appointment. Determined to master this skill, she called her Nana who offered her a tip for the apple pie “steam the apples ahead of time to prevent the space between the apple filling and the crust.” The once again wide eyed Nancy put her Nana’s advice to work to achieve her signature pie. This tip is still used today at Southern Sweets Bakery along with many of her grandmother’s other tips. Nancy spent the next night baking and preparing for the meeting with the steakhouse. After a stressful tasting with the general manager and head chef, the restaurant ended up ordering six of each which soon grew to an order twice a week. Little did Nancy know where this would go but she was in business and that prominent steakhouse has been good to her over the years, continuing to be one of her best customers today. After this humble beginning, the bakery’s reach continued to grow. In 1992 Nancy found a great out of the way building in Decatur, just blocks from the DeKalb Farmers Market to set up shop. Baking for over 20 restaurants and several hotels in the metro area she wanted to expand and offer their tasty delights to the public. A wonderful commercial baking kitchen was installed and the retail area with its lemon yellow walls and twirling ceiling fans was ready to greet the new retail customers. The bakery was making its weekly deliveries to restaurants, hotels, and businesses throughout the area and serving its growing walk in customers, but one day Nancy was challenged again. Many of the people working in the area who stopped in for a treat would ask about “real food”. There were just not a lot of options for them to grab a bite to eat in the vicinity. In response to this quest, the Southern Sweets Bakery began serving soup and sandwiches for lunch in 1998 and the bakery’s offerings continue to grow as today they have an extensive lunch menu and in 2012 they began serving great southern breakfasts like the fan’s favorite lox and bagels and Uriah’s buttermilk pancakes. With this introduction the bakery began to open earlier and expanded to seven days a week. Remember those kids Nancy used to wake up every Friday morning to bake the bread? Well, two of them caught the baking bug and today her daughter Ashley heads up the wedding cake department and son David handle some administration duties. When talking about family, we must not forget the other employees who have assisted in making this company a success. Southern Sweets Bakery’s employees are considered family and this positive working environment is the other key ingredient to the bakery’s success. Nancy heart fully shared this statement: “We are grateful for being able to continue baking for the Atlanta community and could not have done it without our wonderful present and past employees.” Ms. Nancy passed away in 2015 after a long battle with breast cancer. She is truly missed, however her staff and family have been determined to continue her legacy.

Today over 25 years later, Southern Sweets Bakery still operates the bakery in the remote Decatur warehouse district near the DeKalb Farmers Market. You can find Southern Sweets Bakery desserts on prominent restaurant menus all over the metro Atlanta area. Some of them quietly serve the scrumptious morsels and some of them having no qualms about sharing their dessert secrets. Anyone who stops by the Decatur bakery often, can easily spot their signature creations throughout the community. Over the years they have added to the humble menu of apple and pecan pie and now they have something for virtually every sweet palette. Pies, cakes and treats which are gluten free or vegan can be found whole or by the slice. Visitors are always in for a treat at Southern Sweets Bakery. You are cordially invited to stop in and enjoy our fresh, made to order, southern home-style morning or lunch fair followed by a yummy dessert. Whether you grab-n-go or linger over the last bite as you breath in the delectable aromas of the bakery, you are sure to enjoy what Nancy and her staff have prepared for you as they continue baking under the motto she learned from her Nana: “"Perfect Ingredients, Simple Preparation". All with a broad smile… come in and see us.

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What’s the pie of your preference? Today is Pi Day (3.14) so naturally, pie is popular on a day like today. Are you an apple, chocolate, chess or classic cherry type? If you’re local to Decatur, check out Southern Sweets Bakery for pies, handmade. Also, check out local pie lady Pies by Julie, for future seasonal crust sensations. Happy Pi Day! 🥧
Happy Birthday to ME! What a great day it has been. My family really went above and beyond to make me feel special. Both my daughters took the day off of work & took me out for breakfast, then we went to my Mama’s house. Mama gifted me the cutest snowman apron that she made herself without any pattern. My Mama is SO talented, you guys! I can’t wait to wear it in the kitchen while making Christmas goodies. Mama also made me my favorite dessert in the whole wide world - her German Chocolate Pie. (You can get the recipe for Mama’s pie here: https://www.mrshappyhomemaker.com/mamas-german-chocolate-pie/) I went home afterwards where my daughters surprised me AGAIN - this time with big balloons, flowers, some really sweet & thoughtful gifts, and a Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake from Southern Sweets Bakery. Afterwards, my daughters, my son, & I decorated the Christmas tree. (I had been waiting for a time when we could all do it together, more difficult since my oldest has moved out now). What a fabulous day - I‘m feeling all sorts of blessed 🥰
A shame how my favorite cake spot is going down in service...not pleased.
It’s disappointing that both the website and menu say that the grill closes at 4:30 p.m. on Sundays (the whole place closes at 5) while the people at the counter say that the grill closes at 4:00. I’m the customer standing there at about 4:10, thinking maybe I will hear a suggestion for an alternative, or even a half-hearted offer to double check. Nope. I’m not surprised that they have a “help wanted” sign on the counter.
We are super excited to have fun this year and support Saving Grace NC at the same time! Our 5th Annual Picnic on Sun Oct 17th @ 11am-3pm is open to everyone, but we are asking folks to RSVP to give us a head count for free hot dogs & hamburgers. Check out some of the great people who have donated to our Silent Auction. You’ll be able to see some of them as vendors at our picnic! The ReInspired Home Pet Wants East Raleigh Binky & Bell Mercedes-Benz of Cary @Blue Rose Nails USA (https://www.etsy.com/shop/BlueRoseNailsUSA) Firetower Animal Clinic Southern Sweets Bakery Lola's Beach Bar @Gina Loves Oils and More @Wooden Flag Designs (https://www.facebook.com/jason.chester.12) @Red Bow Productions https://www.dogtrainingcampusa.com/2021picnic
Thank you Southern Sweets Bakery for the "sweet" donation to the upcoming Silent Auction for the InCommunity Golf Event. We appreciate your continued support. https://southernsweets.com/
We are super excited to have fun this year and support Saving Grace NC at the same time! Our 5th Annual Picnic on Sun Oct 17th @ 11am-3pm is open to everyone, but we are asking folks to RSVP to give us a head count for free hot dogs & hamburgers. Check out some of the great people who have donated to our Silent Auction. You’ll be able to see some of them as vendors at our picnic! The ReInspired Home Pet Wants East Raleigh Binky & Bell Mercedes-Benz of Cary @Blue Rose Nails USA (https://www.etsy.com/shop/BlueRoseNailsUSA) Firetower Animal Clinic Southern Sweets Bakery Lola's Beach Bar @Gina Loves Oils and More @Wooden Flag Designs (https://www.facebook.com/jason.chester.12) @Red Bow Productions https://www.dogtrainingcampusa.com/2021picnic
Yesterday, I bought a yellow cake with chocolate icing for my son's birthday. OMG, that cake was soooo good. Thank you
We are super excited to have fun this year and support Saving Grace NC at the same time! Our 5th Annual Picnic on Sun Oct 17th @ 11am-3pm is open to everyone, but we are asking folks to RSVP to give us a head count for free hot dogs & hamburgers. Check out some of the great people who have donated to our Silent Auction. You’ll be able to see some of them as vendors at our picnic! The ReInspired Home Pet Wants East Raleigh Binky & Bell Mercedes-Benz of Cary @Blue Rose Nails USA (https://www.etsy.com/shop/BlueRoseNailsUSA) Firetower Animal Clinic Southern Sweets Bakery Lola's Beach Bar @Gina Loves Oils @Wooden Flag Designs (https://www.facebook.com/jason.chester.12) @Red Bow Productions https://www.dogtrainingcampusa.com/2021picnic
#notsafefromthepandemic #rulebreakers #profitfirst #profitbeforepandemic #irresponsible #theydon'tcare Really disappointing to see this establishment's blatant irresponsible behavior in this moment. It's honestly disgusting at best. Not mentioning the lovely ladies who feel so entitled that they are above the rules of law and science and pretty much daily from what I was told. Best of luck to you in the future. Please close your communal dining room. It's absolutely irresponsible. And you do not even need it. You have plenty of Catering and take out business.
Hi Southern Sweets Bakery, Your cake seems to be on page [8] here https://bit.ly/32x1Pfy. How you take part on this?
Southern Sweets is delicious! That raspberry cake mousse is oh my goodness lip smacking. That apple spice ,coconut, caramel,chocolate is great. My Granny got a shrimp cake salad and it was very good. Southern Sweet is my new sweet treat place.😀