With the help of her two daughters and son, Omie Johnson opened Tiger Bakery in Broadmoor this month, bringing her beautiful tarts, cookies, cakes, and her version of a sno-ball (called a sno-flower) to the Uptown neighborhood.
The bright bakery and cafe opened its doors on June 4, after the family spent a year renovating the space at the corner of General Pershing and S. Derbigny Streets all themselves. The sea-blue building was once a barbershop, then a hot dog joint, and finally a makeshift muffin outlet, according to one of Johnson’s daughters.
Johnson’s interior design background shows in the renovation, with her choices of cream walls and navy booths, white marble tables and counters, mismatched wall decor, and antique-y gold light fixtures helping create a tranquil, Parisian cafe vibe.
Tiger Bakery is family-and-friend-run, with Johnson and one of her daughters doing all the baking and everyone pitching in for their housemade, all-natural sno-flower syrups, which come in enticing flavors like jasmine cream, matcha chai, and passionfruit. In addition to covering all the general dessert, cookie, coffee, and tea bases, there are a few savory options, like danishes, flatbreads and a hot dog kolache.
The bakery is open Wednesday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Sunday until 2 p.m. The family is holding a grand opening party this Saturday, June 29.
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