Since moving back to Minneapolis, J and I have made a point to explore new restaurants, coffee shops, parks - you name it. We aim to take in all the city has to offer these few years later. One neighborhood that has continued to blow up in popularity is the North Loop, a warehouse district situation on the northwest corner fo downtown. I lived in the heart of NoLo prior to moving to Kansas City, and in the four years since moving away there are endless newly-constructed buildings and renovated properties, including Edwards Dessert Kitchen.
EDK popped onto my radar through Instagram (and you’ll see why - it’s VERY gram-worthy), so we added it to our list of eatery destinations. A few weeks ago, J and I did a double date night with my bestie and her husband at an Italian restaurant across the street, then decided to top the night off with some delicious confections at Edwards Dessert Kitchen.
This little sugary haven is teeming with style. The historic architectural details - exposed brick, over-sized arched windows, original hardwood floors - are beautiful and nod to earlier times, when quality was prioritized over quantity. That mindsight carries over into the desserts made at EDK: each one is a culinary masterpiece, with inventive flavor combinations and artful embellishments. While the bones show their age, the furnishings and decorations juxtapose the old with new, modern details. Between the playful patterns, rich fabrics, crisp white marble, neon light, and brass inlaid tables, EDK nails an aesthetic that leaves you wanting more.
Since visiting for our last-night indulgence, I also stopped to snap more photos and try out their coffee menu. My latte was fantastic, and the space was perfect for remote work. Ready to feast your eyes? Your wish is my command.