The dream of opening a bakery where they could share their delicacies, coupled with inspiration from a neighborhood "cupcakery" in Chicago, led Elizabeth Diefenderfer and her mother, Peggy, to establish Cuppies and Joe.
They sought a combination of bakery and coffee house, where customers could relax and make themselves at home. The atmosphere in Cuppies and Joe indeed welcomes anyone who seeks to retreat to a place filled with friends and desserts akin to what Mom makes in the kitchen.
Cuppies and Joe has the charm of a coffee shop, combined with the comfort of every mom's best cooking. Upon walking through the front door, customers are greeted by the chatter of sociable customers. As they move through the line, guests can pick from such offerings as a Horsebite, a Sassafrass or a BangarangÃ©.
Every treat enjoyed by visitors is concocted in the Cuppies and Joe kitchen. There are tried-and-true favorites, as well as experiments in taste.
Cuppies and Joe already has its share of customers, just as the family originally envisioned. That gives it the neighborhood atmosphere.
Regulars and first-time guests alike enjoy their treats in one of several vibrant rooms. The walls of the former house on NW 23 and Shartel in Oklahoma City features intriguing shades that add a certain eclectic feel to the rooms.
Local artists' work also adorns the walls and sometimes there is live music by local musicians.
Elizabeth describes the dÃ©cor as cozy, a tribute to the family's homebody nature. Like a home, each room holds a unique personality, and each space can become whatever the situation calls for.Cupcakes are $2 each or $22 for a dozen. Cookies are $1 and pies are $4 per slice or $16 to $25 for the whole pie.
Coffee is $1.25 per cup, $2 for a bottomless cup of coffee. Cuppies and Joe features a full espresso bar as well, with a cappuccino costing $2.25, a latte 2.50, and a flavored latte $2.95.
The shop welcomes large orders, if made a day in advance.
noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday
noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Closed on Sunday