Almost there! One final step in our dream to open a dessert coffee cafe. We appreciate your help to move us in. Sweet rewards await!
Sweet Cravings Cafe & Bakery
- 2-3 Seeds of Desire
- 5 Bushels of Passion
- 100's of Heirloom Recipes
- Mixed with Fresh Ingredients
- Baked for Years to Perfection
- Ready to Serve...With Your Help!
You know those dreams you set as a kid..."one day I'll have..."? Well for a couple of us, those dreams are finally in sight. With years of practical experience in food and beverage, customer service and marketing, we've combined our talents to produce Sweet Cravings, a coffee cafe and bakery.
Moab Utah is our home. But we've come to realize there isn't a place for great desserts. What a shame right?, because every "home" needs a few sweets now and then to ward off the cravings.
We've found the building - right in the middle of town! - so we can make our items available to a wider audience. Our recipes have been tested, retested and sampled (because tastiness is the entire goal!). Now we'd like to share our dream with the community ~ and you!
Will you join us?
The Concept Defined
Mixing homemade ingredients ~ fresh baked pastries, scratch pie crusts filled with seasonal fruits from our area, slow roasted turkey, fresh regional produce and brewed to order coffee ~ in a fun and festive atmosphere...that is what Sweet Cravings is all about!
We'll offer a breakfast menu complete with pastries from scratch to breakfast burritos made to order. "Take and go" lunches are available or stay and dine with us throughout the day. In the evenings we invite our guests to linger. Finish the evening enjoying a dessert as you talk with others and simply enjoy an after hours social location with something for everyone.
How Can You Help?
Starting up a new business today can be a challenge...as we're sure you can imagine. But being almost there is so rewarding! We have the funds to move into our new building and open the doors this spring.
There are still a few essentials we need, as well as a few items on the "wish list" to help make operations much more efficient from the start!. Any additional funds we raise in excess of our goal will go toward making a better experience for our guests. Ideas include:
- Expanding kitchen capabilities with better equipment for delectable treats
- Enhancing outdoor seating
- A dog greeting patio (yes we understand their needs are just as important..even if the have to wait outside)
- "We Bake It, Kids Decorate It" cupcake fun room (for kids of all ages!)
...just to name a few of our ideas.
We've set the goal within reach of our basic costs, but once it's funded the real fun begins...because the possibilities are endless with our new location.
And of Course There Are Rewards...
What better reward than amazing treats that make you feel good just by smelling their aroma? Fresh baked cookies, warm coffee, and gratitude (yes we know it isn't fragrant, but it's a key ingredient to this project)!
(Please note that all rewards can only be shipped in the United States ~ but our international friends are welcome to come visit us! :) Thank you for your understanding.)
If you haven't been to Moab, Frommer's recently voted it the #1 place in the world for outdoor adventure. Hiking, biking, rafting, 4 wheeling, canyoneering, hot air ballooning...the list of "ings" is endless! And after all that activity...we know both visitors and locals are looking to satisfy their food cravings....
We hope you'll join us for breakfast, lunch, dinner or simply dessert.
See you soon, but in the meantime...we truly appreciate the support and encouragement we've received. Thank you in advance for your donation. We are so lucky...because of you!
We had assistance with a few photos to get this video collection together so you'd have an idea of all we plan to do. Couple credits to the photographers who helped us pull the video together with our thanks; Paul, John Kasawa, Grant Colcrane, keawatavee, Michal Marcol,and Simon Howden
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $2,700 goal
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Jan 28, 2012 - Feb 13, 2012
Pledge $1 or more
In case you're new to this Kickstarter concept, we wanted you to know that we appreciate the contributions and look forward to sharing our product in return. Some supporters asked if they could donate from the goodness of their hearts..nothing more than a great BIG "Hallelujah!" echoing down the red rock canyon walls of Moab in return. The answer is wholeheartedly YES. Just click here, enter the amount you'd like to pledge and follow our progress on our FaceBook page as we begin this journey together!Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $10 or more
A HUGE Hallelujah and a public thank you on our Face Book page.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $25 or more
A handmade Sweet Cravings coffee cup sleeve. Made with love from our team, we will sell them in the store. Receive one now along with a note of thanks on our website for your sponsorship. (Each item is hand crafted so colors and detail may vary. Coffee cup not included.)Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $25 or more
A Sweet Cravings Trio of Cookies. Choice of in-store pick up so we can say thank you in person, or we'll mail them to you.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $30 or more
2 backers Limited (10 of 12 left)
You're invited to stop in the store within the next year to receive a cup of coffee and pastry...and we'll include one of our handcrafted coffee warmers along with our thanks!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $50 or more
Let the cravings begin with a 1/2 dozen of our yummy cookies and a handcrafted coffee sleeve. We will mail them or you are welcome to stop in to pick up your reward on your next visit to Moab!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $60 or more
For this donation, we like you so much we want you to keep coming back! Join us once a month for coffee and a pastry along with our thanks. Plus, receive a limited edition Sweet Cravings mug to keep on our shelf of honor with your name above the hook where it hangs. A great value for our local supporters.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $80 or more
Sweet! Let's get the doors open with your help. As a thank you we'd like to invite you and a guest to join us for a pre-opening tasting along with our note of thanks on the website. Receive endless samples at the party, our first hand appreciation, and even take home 1 dozen cookies to share with your friends. If you cannot make the party, we'll still send a dozen cookies and be sure to call and thank you from the party that evening. **Opening date to be determined, transportation not provided.**Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $125 or more
One of our favorite gifts, because honestly the lunch box is just so dang cute! For this donation we'll send a Sweet Cravings Lunchbox, 1 dozen cookies, and we'll buy you lunch on your next visit to the cafe.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Couldn't Do It Without You Reward!! Geared for the true supporter of a fun, centrally located coffee cafe in Moab...or just those friends who finally want to see us achieve our dream! Either way, we sincerely want to thank you with a plaque on your very own chair in the cafe, a limited edition Sweet Cravings mug on our shelf of honor with your name, and one lunch a month for 6 months as an excuse to sit in the chair and enjoy your coffee! Of course if you cannot make it in, we'd like to send 1 dozen cookies each month for the next 6 months, a coffee mug, AND a photo of your chair, to remind you how much the support has meant to us. We'll keep you updated on how business is going throughout the year and call you to say thanks from our opening party as well.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $1,200 or more
Craving Vacation! Wow, your generosity has overwhelmed us and we'd like to say thanks in person. Let us host you for an evening in Moab with overnight accommodations, an off-road Hummer excursion, and dinner for two at Sweet Cravings...not to mention a few cookies for the road! (Transportation not provided, one night accommodation based upon availability in April, May, September or October 2012.)Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $2,700 or more
Self Starter Reward: Wow - if we only knew! You've single-highhandedly funded our Kickstart. Way to put the peer pressure on everyone else! Now we can fund the dog patio, or cupcake room with everyone else's donations - how amazing is this! Oh - and the reward...where do we begin?? 1 Dozen cookies per month for 6 months 10 Cookie Trios sent to your friends (within the US) THE top shelf on our shelf of honor with limited edition coffee mug and your photo next to your name. A private behind the scenes tour and cooking lesson for you and three guests baking one of our secret recipes. Lunch for four with the owners of Sweet Cravings. Overnight accommodations in Moab. An invite to join us for the opening party for up to 4 people. An off-road Hummer excursion for 4 people. Dinner for four at Sweet Cravings. Oh and we'll be sure to name a chair after you in the restaurant so everyone knows how special you are to us! And did we mention the thank you ad in our local paper? Thank you - just amazing! (Transportation not provided, accommodations based upon availability at Sweet Cravings discretion, all items must be redeemed in store and offers are valid during 2012.)Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
Yes - it's a wish, but we thought it was worth a try! Your choice of funding our outdoor patio or the Cupcake Fun Room. In addition to all the rewards from the $2700 level...and the ultimate recognition for topping everyone else...we'll have a strategy session while you are here (or over the phone if you can't make it out for awhile). A list of your ideas that made the additional space unique will be framed along with a photo of you taken outside the cafe with our owners. And...we'll even take a leap of faith with you as we open the new location...and throw in a sky diving trip upon your next visit for you, one guest and our owners. (Transportation not provided, accommodations based upon availability at Sweet Cravings descretion, all items must be redeemed in store, concept ideas are suggestions and Sweet Cravings has the final decision to incorporate them, as for the sky diving...yep, we're just as crazy as you are to jump out of a plane...so all risk is on the individual jumper...but we'll take the leap with you side by side! Valid during 2012.)Estimated delivery: Apr 2012