Just two years after launching a stand at NE Alberta's Last Thursday, baker Lisa Clark debuts her brick-and-mortar bakery, Petunia's Pies & Pastries, in the West End. The 25-seat cafe space features Clark's familiar line of sweet treats — banana coconut cream pie, Thin Mint brownie bars, vanilla buttercream sandwich cookies — all of which are vegan, gluten- and dairy-free. A line of breakfast pastries offers pecan sticky buns, doughnuts, muffins, and zucchini bread as options to pair with morning espresso; those looking for a savory bite can find items like soup, rice-and-bean bowls, and flatbreads (with vegan cheese).
The drink program, by Oven & Shaker's Ryan Magarian, features five signature cocktails (like the "Water Lily," featuring gin, Cointreau, Creme de Violette, and lemon juice), three house wines, and two beers. Petunia's Pies & Pastries is open now. Hours of operation: Tuesday to Thursday, 8a.m. to 10p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8a.m. to 11p.m.; Sunday, 8a.m. to 9p.m.
· Petunia's Pies & Pastries [Official site]
· All Previous Petunia's Coverage [Eater PDX]