Introducing Harris Coffee Bar & Pastries!

Studio D2D-The Harris Building| Grand Rapids, Michigan 

Studio D2D News   •  August 21st, 2018

Dreaming of Coffee Beans and Pastries

One of the greatest things about Studio D2D is the way we are constantly striving to offer new products, services, and peace of mind to our clients. We are so excited to have the opportunity in our Harris Building Venue to house not only the ballroom venue and Queen’s Parlor Salon, but now we are ecstatic to say to that we are launching our own coffee bar and pastry shop! The build out has begun, and all the equipment has arrived and is being put into place! Now to train the staff, and be all ready to go for a September 2018 opening!

We look forward to making the Harris Building a hub for the Heartside community. We cannot wait to have the seats full in the coffee bar, while also sharing our delicious, small batch and hand crafted pastries! Our event clients will have a new amazing space to meet for consultations, and can now also include wedding cakes to the list of items that Studio D2D is able to coordinate and help take care of. We are glad to be able to extend this service going forward!

Orange Powder coated coffee machine espresso machine
build out of a coffee bar
build out of a coffee bar
build out of a coffee bar

Meet Sarah our Incredibly Talented Chef, Barista, and Operations Manager

When Dan and Andrea needed to start looking for someone to help take the Harris Coffee Bar dream and run with it, they need look no further than our amazing Operations Manager, Sarah Cardoza. Sarah has years of experience in the world of all things baked and sweet…her mom owned a bakery when Sarah was a little girl, so it is the world she grew up in. Sarah has also worked as a barista and as a chef/instructor at Sur La Table in Grand Rapids. We love the fresh tastes and classic aesthetic Sarah brings to the table, we cannot wait to see what she, her assistant manager Kate, and the rest of the Harris team, comes up with next!

a pastry chef with a selection of baked goods
two coffee shop managers in a brick coffee house
a mom baking with her kids
two coffee shop managers in a brick coffee house
barista making espresso drinks
a pastry chef caramelizing a dessert
barista pouring a latte
image of a pastry chef mixing ingredients by hand

Creative Flavors and Small Batch Goods

A trip to the Harris Coffee Bar & Pastry menu will have you craving delicious baked goods like creme brulee eclairs, or strawberry cheesecake macarons; a look at the specialty cake and cupcake flavors will have you ready to say “I do”! Especially to fresh and delicious combinations like “London Fog”: an Earl Grey Cake with bergamot, vanilla bean, mascarpone italian buttercream! Classic staples like Carrot Cake are taken to a new level with browned butter cream cheese frosting.

Once your sweet tooth is satisfied, you will be able to complete the experience with a delicious cup of coffee, or an espresso drink, courtesy of single origin, freshly (and locally) roasted beans from Uncommon Grounds Coffee Roasters of Saugatuck, Michigan.

pastry chef holding out a cupcake above many flavors of macarons
a display of baked goods and pastries
black and white image of a baker frosting a cupcake
barista grinding beans
pastry chef holding cupcake above an assortment of pastries

Can’t Wait to See You at the Harris Coffee Bar!

Our entire team has worked so hard to bring this dream together, and we are beyond excited to create this new location for our clients to relax, enjoy delicious treats and rich coffee, and a new service for our event clients in the form of wedding pastries. We hope to use this newest dream of ours to bring energy and fun to the community, and we can’t wait for the first nights of trivia, or live music! Come along with us and see what it’s all about, we hope to have everything ready for you to enjoy by September 13th!

See you on the next adventure!

~Team D2D

team photo on a brick wall