The Best Bakery in Charlotte – Kai Kookies and More!

cup cakesCharlotte Bakery follows a serious approach on cookie business similar to its baked goods or coffee business. Hand Iced cookies are improvised in the bakery and decorated in a special way. Customer service has always been excellent, thanks largely to the friendly staff and owner. The bakery has a plethora of the best of the best charlotte hot and cold coffees. The house coffee is characterized by its two shots of fresh spring water and espresso. From tasty bread breakfasts to mouthwatering pound cakes to exotic pastries, Charlotte Bakery has them all. Such is the variety of coffee pairing options here. Round customized”Bouji” cheesecakes with flavored cream toppings is the special three inch recipe. They come in lot of flavors such as Banana Pudding, Mudslide, Cookies, Cream and Key lime.

Kai Kookies and More Bakery is the grand idea of the delightful couple, Patrick and Tracy Williams. Kai is the name of their 17 year old daughter, whose sibling is 11 year old Aiden. Kia has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at birth. It is a condition caused due to brain parts damage, especially the parts which facilitates co-ordination, movement control, posture and body balance. The delightful couple was shocked to only learn their sweet daughter would not be able to see, speak or walk.

The economic recession in 2008 and declining trend in Textile market since 2000’s have made both Patrick, a Civil engineer from UNCC and Tracy, an Electrical engineer from Clemson, job victims. Both were working in the textile industry and had possessed a vast experience in that field. Being laid off in 2011, the couple had a vision for starting the bakery in close proximity to their home. They had to use the remaining of their hard earned savings to pursue their goal. Overcoming the general customer’s thought of having the bad location in initial stages of the business was a tough one. Since the Bakery opening in 2011 summer, Watkins did excellent to beat the hard times of dealing with a brand new business.

The clientele and customer base of Tracy’s home backed custom cookies were critical to the bakery. Without a huge experience in bakery business to back them up, Watkins hugely relied on the customer bases. Patrick took charge of developing recipes and marketing them, considering his brought up within military family that lived overseas and mostly south. The out of the world exotic spices in the treats improvised in the Bakery made the word to spread rapidly. The small shop offered beautiful varieties, which were all homemade.

The opening of the Bakery was quickly followed by a robbery, which caused loss of equipment. Most of the inventories were stolen when the bakery was broken into. The Watkins did well to overcome this by pushing their working hours till midnight. They started delivering to streets all along the Metro, and changed its opening to Monday. The bakery has taken steps to promote them online. Social media marketing and local SEO are amongst a few techniques carried out.

Kai Kookies and More Bakery have done well to be among the Charlotte’s best kept secrets. Kai Kookies marked its presence in style enjoying a central location at the Steele Creek. With its first bakery at Charlotte Premium Outlets and a second one opening in the North Lake Area, it holds best strategic locations. The advantageous locations facilitate the bakery to process orders on daily basis from as far as Indian subcontinent, Europe and Mexico. Most tourists to Charlotte go the extra mile to taste the delicious products at the bakery as well as pack some for dear ones back home. Scoutology rates Kai as the 9th best cupcake shop on East Coast. This is not a cakewalk for a couple of budding entrepreneurs in a span of four years from opening.

Reach the store at 8535 Hankins Road suite F, Charlotte, NC 28269 near Northlake Mall 980-819-8256 with the grand opening just few days away.

Red Velvet Cheesecake brownie, triple chocolate brownie plus chocolate chips combo along with red velvet cake plus swirled cheesecake combo are the recommended items at the bakery. Kindly contact Patrick Watkins, Kai Kookies for more queries and suggestions. You can reach us at the address: Kai Kookies and More Bakery, 3908, South Blvd. Charlotte. You can call us on 980-819-8256