photo by Beth Khalifa
As hinted last week, Crumb and Coffee is indeed coming to downtown. The location will be in the front office space of Designbox and the opening date is this coming Friday evening.Starting on Friday December 4th, the front gallery space of Designbox will be transformed into Brand Fandango #8 and Shotbox.
Brand Fandango will, like every year, showcase local brands and talent for the holiday season. This year, the addition of coffee and dessert will definitely add a bit more warmth in the cold. While the front gallery becomes Brand Fandango, the front office is converted into a take-away coffee and cake stand, serving the gallery and street. Locals will be able to come into Designbox and buy a coffee while perusing the gifts OR simply pop by the to-go window on the street for their caffeine and cake fix.
Carbomb cups of cake: (Chocolate stout cake with Bailey’s Irish Creme buttercream and ganache filling)
Crumb are calling their desserts, ‘cups of cake’ because “they will be way beyond cupcakes you have seen in other shops” boasts David Menestres, head cake biter. As well, the shop will carry a Shotbox exclusive The Doughnut Muffin. “Its hotter than ‘hot now’” says Carrie Gephart, top caker.
As for coffee, Shotbox will serve ‘one size fits all’ drinks based on traditional sizes and proportions in espresso and single origin drip coffees made to order on a manual brew rail, featuring Counter Culture coffee. Also, there will be special origin drinking chocolate from Paul Mosca of Chocolate Seed fame.
Chupacabras: (chocolate stout cake with Patron XO buttercream and raspberry filling)
The Brand Fandango Shop along with Shotbox will be open the month of December with an opening on Friday the 4th and a second evening opening on Friday the 18th. Opening hours: Weekdays 12-7p, Saturdays 10a-2p, evening openings 7-10p. Shotbox will have extended hours on Friday and Saturdays nights for the warehouse district nightlife and starting Monday Dec. 7, morning hours to help downtown get to work. Look for take out served right to the street. Just another reason that the Warehouse District is the future of Downtown Raleigh.
first fri (dec 4): 7p–10p
Chocolate with ganache.
All Crumb cake photos by David Menestres