Today, we stopped by the grand opening for Firefly Cupcakes at their NEW Elmwood location. Taking over the former Zillycakes, Firefly has re-invented the hot spot and created window seating, outdoor tables, jazz standards through the speakers, coffee, and of course…delicious cupcakes! Cutting their ribbon at 2pm today, Wednesday May 15th, we arrived at 2:25pm, greeted by balloons, hanging flower pots, and a cupcake girl offering mini’s outside the shop.
Inside was bustling as much as the sidewalk. A line was to the door, people were seated at the window hi-tops, and the girls behind the counter were bubbly and excited. The owner, Wendy, was going around to customers greeting and thanking them for popping in- making sure everyone was enjoying themselves. The atmosphere & vibes given off by the staff was contagious. A menu listing makes it easy to decide what you want to do- and obviously one wants to grab some cupcakes to go!
They also are serving Stumphouse Roasters coffee (manual pour over or french press), Organic Zhi Teas, Johnnie Ryan sodas, and have canine cupcakes for your furry friend. Their cupcake showcase boasts dozens of over-sized melt-in-your-mouth treats with gluten-free options as well.
Some flavors we saw:Vanilla Bean, Chocolate Explosion, Grasshopper, Red Velvet, PBC, Chaulkit Birthday, ‘Nilla Birthday, Key Lime Pie, Tropical Pineapple, I Do Love Lemon, Puntcake, & Cherry Chrissy.
We are very happy to see Firefly has opened a second location, bringing fun cupcakes to Elmwood and spreading their cheer! A perfect date spot!
1008 Elmwood Ave. (formerly Zillycakes)
cupcake bar, coffee, tea, gluten free options