WINTER PARK, Fla. | Winter Park’s newest gay-owned eatery The Glass Knife held its grand opening today, Nov. 10 at 7:00 a.m.
Founder and owner Steve Brown was joined by The Glass Knife’s executive chef Stuart Whitfield, leadership from the City of Winter Park and members of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce for the commemorative cake cutting and grand opening.
The Glass Knife is a bakery and cafe specializing in decadent cakes, artisanal doughnuts, elegant desserts and a array of sweet treats. They also offer a “savory menu” which includes breakfast and lunch sandwiches, salads, chicken pot pie, waffles and more.
The cafe’s name comes from founder Steve Brown’s mother, Jacque, developing a passion for collecting Depression-era glass knives.
“In the 1920s and ‘30s, these knives became the envy of baking enthusiasts across America as they would not tarnish or pass on a tainted flavor like the knives traditionally used during this period,” Brown said in a press release. “As the years passed, these special, delicate knives were handed down through the family. The knives’ iridescent beauty and performance as perfect cake-slicing instruments serve as the inspiration behind the name of The Glass Knife.”
The Glass Knife has an exclusive brewing partnership with the Onyx Coffee Lab and will offer their line of coffees, along with a selection of teas, wine, champagne and craft beer.
The Glass Knife will be open seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., with breakfast served daily from 7:00-10:30 a.m.
Check out photos of the new business during our visit for the media preview and some of the delicious treats they offer below.