Updated: Dec 18, 2019
THE SWEETEST SPOT IN NAPERVILLE Saturday mornings are busy at the Beans and Sweets pastry shop. It offers such a delightful sensory experience. The smell of warm gooey cinnamon rolls and coffee float through the air while customers sharing conversations of delight can be heard. They rush in and out to grab their favorite sweet treats before they are gone. Custom cake orders line the back cabinet. Pastry Chef and owner Amanda greets everyone with a smile and knows all of her customers and their favorites. In just a year and a half since Beans and Sweets has opened Amanda has grown such a following.
Amanda’s story starts back in a small town in her Grandpa and Grandma’s house. She would sit in the kitchen while her Grandpa baked cinnamon rolls, banana oatmeal cookies, and breads and Grandma mixed up her oatmeal cake and poppy seed Bundt cake. She marveled at how a simple egg white could turn into a delicious meringue. That stirred her creativity and passion for baking that can be tasted every day.
Cupcakes fill the glass cabinet with four weekly flavors, along with standard chocolate, vanilla, and red velvet. Cookie Butter, Cookie Dough, Sherbet, and Lemon Blueberry are just a few of our favorites. The creative cupcake flavors are executed perfectly, moist and baked fresh daily. They will keep you coming back each week. Macarons are a specialty and the Galaxy is out of this world! Its delicate outside is swirled with shades of blue and adorned with stars then filled with a chocolate ganache and a buttery caramel.
Tarts of all sorts of flavors; smores, lemon meringue, and fruit will make it difficult to pick just one! But Amanda doesn’t stop there. She fills the cabinet with whoopie pies, bars, brownies, cookies, muffins, coffee cakes, and the most amazing cinnamon rolls.
Beans and Sweets offers kids camps, adult baking and cookie classes. Space is limited and these classes fill up quickly. Or schedule a birthday party that is sure to be a sweet success.
This September celebrate back to school with a special treat and a cold glass of milk. School themed sugar cookies and cupcakes will fill the case. Make sure to get there early as these sweet treats won’t be around for long
Beans & Sweets 3344 S. Rte 59, Suite 108, Naperville (630) 210-8073 • www.beansandsweets.com Pastry Chef/Owner – Amanda Innes-Shareef
ABOUT THE CRITICS Stephanie (right) & Tiffany (left) Schmoker are west suburban sisters who have always shared a love for dining out and they also enjoy cooking together. They came from a family of 7 and grew up on farm with fresh fruits, veggies and more. Watch for their review of a different west suburban restaurant in each issue of Glancer Magazine. Invite them to your eatery at firstname.lastname@example.org.