Everyone loves a good dessert. The buttery, chocolaty goodness that makes a warm cookie so welcoming, the first bite into a red velvet cupcake. There’s nothing like a good sugar spike to start the day, or keep it going. I don’t like to admit it very often, but when my sweet tooth strikes, sometimes a trip to the bakery is the only way to get my sugar fix.
Welcome to Hayley Cakes & Cookies, formally Rise and Shine Bakery off 2222 in front of the River Place neighborhood. Area residents have patronized the eatery for over 7 years, which closed its doors for extensive remodeling beginning Dec. 24.
The formal re-opening was January 2, and in addition to the fresh feel of the look, new owner Hayley Callaway introduced an updated menu, adding several popular sweets to those already available. Lunch at Hayley’s still consists of light sandwiches and salads. And of course, there will be cookies. Lots and lots of cookies.