This Week’s Dish: Comet Coffee Opens Croissanterie & Creamery In Kirkwood

Comet Coffee & Microbakery owners Mark Attwood and pastry chef Stephanie Fischer are bringing Croissanterie and Creamery to Kirkwood today. It’s been four years today since the original Comet Coffee opened on Oakland opposite Forest Park in Cheltenham, where the kitchen quickly became too small for the demand of croissants by frequent customers. The new location will mainly serve as a commissary kitchen for the flagship coffee shop, in addition to a tiny retail space with limited hours that will serve as more of a grab-and-go spot.

Coffee croissants

Photo courtesy of Comet Coffee & Microbakery

With a few quiet test runs announced through social media last week, the new spot is now officially open, serving up freshly brewed espresso, Fischer’s famous pastry and a new offering—ice cream. Just as the bakery has been doing since its start, the ice cream will be infused with local dairy and produce for creative flavors, such as Eckert’s peaches & cream and Kirkwood Farmer’s Market watermelon sorbet. The frozen treats will be served by the scoop with the option of a handmade waffle cone. The Croissanterie will be open 7-10:30am for croissants and espresso (closed on Tuesdays and Saturdays) and 5:30-9:30pm from Friday-Monday for ice cream. 640 W. Woodbine Ave., Kirkwood

After just a few months in business, I Scream Cakes‘ Maplewood ice cream shop has shuttered. Owner Kerry Soraci made the announcement via social media last week. The flagship Cherokee Street location will remain open as well as the popular I Scream trucklet at events around town, including the Maplewood Schlafly Farmer’s Market.

Aug. 19-21: Celebrate all the things we love about our city with the Saint Louis World’s Fare 2016 at Forest Park. The yearly event will feature The Straub’s Culinary Pike dishing up some of STL’s best dining destinations with 20 restaurants and food trucks along with a beer experience for some cool local brews while learning about our rich beer history.

Aug. 21: Get your monthly Filipino brunch fix at Guerrilla Street Food for the Linggo pop-up this Sunday. There will be a brand-new menu of dishes inspired by Filipino breakfast and Midwestern diners paired with brunch cocktails by Cocktails Are Go. 3559 Arsenal St., Tower Grove East

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