Taking The Bitter With Sweet As Matty Cakes Crumbles

matty cakes closes on piedmont ~ what now, atlanta?
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The Icing On The Cake For Atlanta Closings

It was just this past Monday that Matty Cakes Bakery owner, Chef Matt Lewis, was supposed to be a baker’s man, baking a cake as fast as he can at the “Great Desserts” class at Cook’s Warehouse.

Unfortunately, the class was canceled as Lewis was forced to close his bakery located on the corner of Piedmont Avenue and Rock Springs Road in Midtown.

Matty Cakes operated as a breakfast pastries, sandwiches, coffee drinks and, of course, cake shop. A huge “for lease sign” at the space and a call to Cooks Warehouse confirms the closure. Lewis was not reachable though Becky at Cooks Warehouse says he will still be taking personal orders running shop from home.

Atlanta based Publicist with Red Clay PR (clients include major Atlanta yogurt favorite, Yogli Mogli), Jamie Annarino, tipped us off two weeks ago, suspicious that Matty Cakes had closed– a legitimate sign of failure was the empty parking lot and shop.

Closure aside, it’s evident that Lewis is a worthy chef considering some of his recent credentials: judge on Food Networks “Throwdown With Bobby Flay” and “Chef vs. City.”


Matty Cakes
1830 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta GA, 30324

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Media Group, Inc., the publisher of What Now Atlanta and What Now Los Angeles.
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ATL
10 years ago

“Taking The Bitter With Sweet As Matty Cakes Crumbles” It’s really sad that you’re adding insult to injury! In these tough times, it’s very hard for small businesses to even keep the doors open…

Mikey
10 years ago

I don’t know. The one time I went in there, looking to order a special birthday cake, the staff were indifferent/borderline rude, even though there was only one other customer. I didn’t order.

Skreet
10 years ago

Their Yelp reviews are not so good…

Kelly
10 years ago

Matty Cakes rocked! Their cookies and cupcakes were the best in town.

I am very, very sad. The customer service I received was always great.

Sad, sad, sad. Hope they make it back.

davis
10 years ago

Matty Cakes was the best. We are so sad to see them go. They had the most generous sized & YUMMY cupcakes. Our favorite after school stop. I loved how you could watch the work going on.

Karen
10 years ago

So sad…where will I go for my son’s birthday cakes??? Matt is a ridiculously talented artist. I’m sure he’ll be back! Matty Cakes…RIP.

Atlantan
10 years ago

I bought a cake there once a few years ago. The women working the counter was handling money and food without washing her hands. I never went back. Cleanliness matters restaurant owners.

Drew
10 years ago

Wow, aren’t you Mr. Misinformation ! How did you leap to Matty Cakes is closed? I believe the website states that they are in transition. True, this is vague, but they are still taking orders. How did you get this information that Matt is working out of his kitchen? Did you make that up as well? I know,I know, you take great pride in reporting when another Atlanta business closes. Did you ever think that something else might be going on? Perhaps there was a dispute with the landlord. Perhaps that location just was not working for them, and they… Read more »

miaa
9 years ago

“Taking The Bitter With Sweet As Matty Cakes Crumbles” It’s really sad that you’re adding insult to injury! In these tough times, it’s very hard for small businesses to even keep the doors open…

9 years ago

I hope this press release will help all those that are looking to find Matt and his amazing cakes and cupcakes. We look forward in serving you. Please become a fan of Tasty pastry, ga on Facebook for more updates.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TGlk8DVa5F246YSlEWRxCpfKjdtGkGtINkQ1-NnnjFg/edit?hl=en&pli=1#

9 years ago

February 2011 For Immediate Release: Tasty Pastry of Alpharetta/John’s Creek expands their offerings with the addition of well-known Cake Master and Baker, Matt Lewis (formerly of Matty Cakes) Tasty Pastry Bakery, Located at 9945 Jones Bridge Road in Johns Creek is quickly becoming well known in the Atlanta market for their amazing dessert offerings (no preservatives, freshly baked, less sugar). You can find samples of their work at Cafe Intermezzo, The Fox Theatre, American Girl Bistro and others! Originally opening Tasty Pastry in 2008, Marjan Yavari and Lami Ashrafi took Atlanta by storm offering all natural, no preservative deserts featuring… Read more »

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