WORCESTER, Mass. – Worcester is known for its many restaurants, bakeries and cafes, so for Creative Cakes Café, finding its own identity after opening in 2020 was important to co-owners, Colleen and Daniel Nadeau.
“Right now, our identity is at the end of its rope and we are trying to let people know that we are doing more than that,” said Daniel Nadeau. “Because of our name and the people, we assume that we are baked goods and that we are more than many.”
“In addition to the coffee and deals we have here, we also do wholesale to other cafes and businesses in the area, so we’ve found a really good network there, and then we love our regulars too and really get to know the neighborhood and find out what people want,” said Colleen Nadeau.
The Creative Cakes Café offers options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts. Colleen said if a customer made a suggestion, he would work with them to incorporate it into their menu. They are located inside the Worcester Public Market and work with other vendors like Wachusett Brewery.
“We’ve also tried to do a lot of things that go well with the brewery’s beer. We have good friends in Wachusett,” Colleen said. “So people can call us from the brewery, from their stool, and we’ll send them a bill that they can pay online, and then we’ll deliver directly to them.”
The Nadeaus say it’s been tough opening a small business during the pandemic, but they’re happy to come out on the other side.
Colleen said, “We’ve really tried to meet a lot of needs in the market and in the neighborhood and we’re having fun doing it.