It is no secret that when it comes to eats, Seminole Heights is plentiful. The neighborhood's food scene has been growing rapidly over the last year thanks to newbies King of the Coop, Social House, Harvest Bowl and Ground Foods Cafe. As of Feb. 7, Seminole Heights is now home to an artisan bakery Chocolate Pi Vintage Confectionery (CPVC), at 5207 N. Florida Ave. across the street from Spaddy's Coffee. You might remember this joint from its former space at 1205 S. Howard Ave. in Tampa, which is now home to Little Midway ice cream shop (side note: CPVC was known as just "Chocolate Pi" when it was in South Tampa.)
The family-run business is made up of founder Pastry Chef Kim Yelvington alongside her daughter and creative director Jade Yelvington. According to Chocolate Pi's social media, the bakery's mission is to "to provide a product made with only the finest ingredients, a product made lovingly from scratch- with recipes ranging from old family favorites passed down through the generations and tweaked a bit, to recipes created out of a constant desire for perfecting our desserts, cakes, confections, and coffee."
Although Chocolate Pi usually offers espresso drinks, upon opening day the machine malfunctioned, so CPVC will only be able to serve up desserts and sodas until it is fixed. The shop posted to Facebook:
"So- not so funny story- while we were working in the wee hours of the morn getting all the dessert made for opening today, I hear a strange sound and go to investigate, only to find that it’s our espresso machine (possessed by a ghost, I can only assume) and steaming out of control and doing all manner of weird things," the shop wrote.
Ghosts or not, we're ready to get a taste of the not-so-new sweets in Seminole Heights.
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