Sweethaus Cupcake Cafe

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cupcakes at Sweethaus in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Sweethaus gluten-free, nut-free cupcakes

Confession: my husband and I LOVE going to the movies. We see tons of movies, and one of our favorite places is Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn, New York. They serve food & drinks during the movie which is an amazing experience (also their tater tots are sinfully delicious). Usually after a movie we’re too full to eat anything else, however a new-ish spot in our neighborhood caught my eye with their super cute exterior: Sweethaus Cupcake Shop and Sweet Store.

Sweethaus Cupcake Cafe Brooklyn

I typically don’t venture into bakeries unless they’re designated as a gluten-free bakery. I usually walk in excited, and leave feeling sad as there typically aren’t many treats that I can indulge in. However, something pulled me towards Sweethaus Cupcake Cafe. When I walked in, I was greeted by a HUGE wall of candy inside their very cute 1950’s retro feeling cafe.

Sweethaus Candy Wall

I immediately put together a small bag of my favorite gluten-free, nut-free candy including Haribo Gummies, Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans, and Swedish Fish. And then..I saw the cupcakes!

Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Dairy Cupcakes

This wasn’t the typical sad one gluten-free option (if even that), there were many different flavors of vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free cupcakes. The best part? They’re actually hand iced after you order them, which means the frosting doesn’t get stale sitting out on the counter. I went for a Black-Eyed Susan, which was vanilla flavored cake with chocolate frosting. Delicious!

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Sweethaus Cupcake Cafe was started by husband and wife Tara and Billy Koeing who met in NYC. They wanted to start a family, and moved to Charlottesville, West Virginia where they opened the original location of Sweethaus. After having their daughter and running a very successful bakery, they realized they missed New York City, and decided they wanted to open a Brooklyn location. They searched for a space in the Williamsburg neighborhood, and finally settled on their current location, after spending four months renovating it to become the place it is today. The rest is history!

Salted Caramel Macarons, Photo C/O Sweethaus  Salted Caramel Macarons, Photo C/O Sweethaus

In addition to cupcakes, macarons, cookies, and candy, Sweethaus also serves brunch on the weekends, and offers sandwiches, salads, and soup during lunchtime.

Black-Eyed Susan and Salted Caramel Cupcakes

I’m thrilled to have them in the neighborhood, and now have a local spot to get my sugar fix. Visit Sweethaus Cupcake Cafe at 135 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn; 718-710-6627. 


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