Vegan craft bakery Skull & Cakebones’ first storefront opened early last month at 3991 East Highway 290 in Dripping Springs. Dedicated to making “bakery classics with an unrecognizable vegan twist,” the storefront offer pastries and baked goods, light lunches, plus an extended weekend brunch menu.
After three years as a wholesale business, co-owners Yauss Berenji and Sascha Biesi sold their products in numerous markets and grocery stores throughout the Austin area including Whole Foods Market, Central Market, Wheatsville Co-op, Jo’s Coffee, and more. However selling wholesale had audience limitations, so the vegan bakery set out to open a storefront — originally imagined in a shipping container. The duo launched a Kickstarter in December of 2015, which has since raised $37,482, which is nearly $500 over its $37,000 goal.
Skull & Cakebones has been known for teaming up with with local businesses for creations such as tea biscuits made with Revolution Spirits’ gin, pop tarts filled with Confituras jam, and cakes made with Johnson’s Backyard Garden vegetables. Many of these partners including Chameleon Cold-Brew, NadaMoo, Hat Creek Provisions, and Buddha’s Brew were on-hand for its grand opening celebration on January 28.
The shop is open Tuesday to Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for brunch.
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