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Joyce Bakeshop in Prospect Heights

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2greenalligators Aug 4, 2006 09:15 PM

Dear Chowhounders:

Does anyone know the story with Joyce Bakeshop in Prospect Heights? The website (http://www.joycebakeshop.com) looks promising and we are in dire need of Gorilla coffee and fancy treats in the neighborhood.

Last I heard, the owner is still waiting for some inspections to happen.

What's the latest?

  1. lambretta76 Sep 4, 2006 12:51 PM

    FYI, guys - they're closed on Sundays (I was at Beast so it wasn't too much of a trek out of the way) and are generally open to 7 other days.

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      gochrisgo Sep 10, 2006 10:23 PM

      Word is they are now open on Sundays and closed on Mondays. Anyone know for sure?

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        EAP Sep 13, 2006 03:18 PM

        There were closed this past Sunday. Bad move!

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          Sarah McC Sep 13, 2006 04:42 PM

          I just stopped by and they have changed their schedule. They will now be open on Sundays, and closed on Mondays.

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      brooklynsabra Sep 4, 2006 02:14 AM

      the place is definitely warm and inviting, but at least when i went, it was tough to find anything in the display case that really called my name. i wound up with a strawberry tart--that contained some nice, ripe strawberries and a decent vanilla custard but it's not something i would rush back for. the cupcakes bummed me out because they were iced with a swirl of frosting that did not cover their entire top and i want--no, i need, my frosting to cover the entire cupcake top so i can get a bit in every bite. there was a red velvet cake and a strawberry shortcake layer cake that both looked good, but they were not being offered in slices (just whole). i would certainly give the place another try, but for my money, one of the best pastries in brooklyn right now is the chocolate eclair at jacques torres which includes a coating of dark chocolate on the bottom. it is pure heaven and it's going to be tough for joyce to beat it, if you ask me!

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        colette_ingrid Sep 3, 2006 02:00 AM

        Joyce is cozy, busy and yummy. Her plum and blueberry cobbler with cornbread crumb toppin gwas delicious! And very baby friendly.

        1. Sarah McC Aug 31, 2006 09:06 PM

          Yes, the Daily Heights has already started some serious tasting. I had coffee and a scone this morning. Delicious blueberry lemon scone- not greasy, not dry, just right. And they steamed my milk for no extra charge.

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            DeeDee Aug 30, 2006 09:49 PM

            I live nearby and believe not only is it open but it's already packed with customers. The dailyheights.com blog is already buzzing with reviews with satisfied customers.

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              wasserd Aug 30, 2006 07:07 PM

              It's open!! As of today, 8/30/06.

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                ftgreenegal Aug 30, 2006 07:31 PM

                Do you promise? ;) I've already been "burned" twice this summer by dragging my tired pregnant self (motivated by the prospect of gorgeous, tasty cupcakes) only to find the brown paper still on the windows...

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