Mae’s Bakery to open Lenox Village location August 24

Bake shop joins Roasters, Sushi Kiku, and Pizzeria Venti at the Buckhead shopping center.

Mae’s Bakery, a bake shop featuring a full selection of made-from-scratch treats, in a press release Wednesday announced its Buckhead location will open Friday, August 24.

The new bakery, at 2770 Lenox Road, will retail cookies, cupcakes, whoopie pies, muffins and more. The majority of Mae’s offerings will change daily, with a handful of its most popular treats on a permanent menu, according to the release.

Beth Castro, owner and founder of the Buckhead bakery, came up with idea for Mae’s after spending 14 years in foodservice and constantly having friends tell her she should sell her home-baked cupcakes and cookies, the release notes.

“Baking has always been a passion of mine and, after years of friends telling me I should sell my creations, I decided I had to open a shop,” Castro said in the release. “We don’t know of any other place in the area with craft coffees, so we’re very happy to bring our full bar to the area.”

The coffee bar at Mae's will serve up Counter Culture Coffee, all handcrafted and fresh roasted, with accompanying hand-made syrups and caramels.

Fahra Krifkovic, who served as head baker at Southern Sweets in Decatur, will be joining the team at Mae’s. Brandon Malcolm, former coffee manager at Empire State South, will oversee the bakery’s team of seven baristas.

“We will be able to tell you exactly where the coffee we’re serving you has come from, including the actual farmer,” Malcolm said in the release. “It’s essentially the farm to table movement for coffee.”

Castro named her bakery after her daughter, Mae. Atlanta’s Gray Gatlin Designs Inc. designed the bakery’s interior.

Photo courtesy of Mae's Bakery.