Cake Culture, a bakery specializing in mille crepe cakes, begins popping up at Ponce City Market on January 26. The pop-up cake kiosk is located between the King of Pops and Honeysuckle Gelato stalls at the food hall and plans to run for the “foreseeable future,” a representative tells Eater.
Founded by patissier Sujith Ratnayake, who hails from Sri Lanka, the pop-up sells the delicate 20-layer confections by the slice or whole cake in flavors like matcha green tea, strawberry stuffed with fresh fruit between layers, and a classic crepe cake featuring notes of almond and cherry liqueur.
Ratnayake began his baking career after moving to Japan in 1997, where he first learned to make mille crepe cakes while working for Tokyo cafe Paper Moon. He then moved to Singapore to work for bakery Lady M, and later to South Korea, developing cake recipes for bakeries and brands there, before moving to the U.S. in 2016.
Open Wednesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Order online. [Official]
Lao restaurant Nam Oy Cafe in Forest Park closes
Lao restaurant Nam Oy Cafe is now closed on Morrow Road in Forest Park. The small, counter-service restaurant was known for serving a succinct menu of classic Lao dishes, including papaya salad, Lao sausage, and larb platters as well as hot wings, egg rolls, and Thai tea. It appears the owners plan to rebrand, but it’s unclear whether they will reopen a new restaurant in the same location. [IG]
Second location of Greek restaurant Vas Kouzina opens in Alpharetta
A second location of Roswell Greek restaurant Vas Kouzina is now open on Canton Street next to Maple Street Biscuit in downtown Alpharetta. The original location is located on Alpharetta Street across from city hall in historic Roswell, just off of the popular dining district along that city’s Canton Street. [Official]
Wegman’s Bayou Louisiana Kitchen opens on Canton Street in Roswell
The chef and co-owner of Adele’s Cajun Kitchen just reopened another restaurant in the same space on Canton Street in downtown Roswell, the AJC reports. Wegman’s Bayou Louisiana Kitchen serves a similar menu to Adele’s, including the chef’s popular po’boys, crawfish etouffee, and gumbo. Adele’s closed in November 2021 after a decade there. [AJC]