A new coffee and pastry option will be coming to Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington Green. Miracles Bakery + Coffee Bar will open Nov. 15 in the front area of the store.
It’s an offshoot of Gluten-Free Miracles, a bakery and cafe on Burt Road that specializes in pastries for those who cannot tolerate wheat.
The coffee bar will offer organic coffee drinks from City Roastery of Georgetown, plus organic teas and a selection of gluten-free, vegan, paleo and keto baked goods, said Denise Walsh, owner of Gluten-Free Miracles.
“We’ve been here almost five years, and we’re doing great. We’re very honored to have been invited to come into Joseph-Beth,” she said.
All the items will be baked at the Burt Road location and brought in daily, she said, adding that everything will be gluten-free.
“If you have celiac disease, you can’t go to Starbucks,” she said. Something she learned after her 17-year-old son, Connor, who is the brand ambassador for Gluten-Free Miracles, became ill when he was younger after drinking hot chocolate from Starbucks.
Walsh said to accommodate those avoiding sugar, items such as the simple syrup will be made with monkfruit, so those with diabetes can enjoy drinks as well.
“We’ll offer mct oil shots, which is a form of coconut oil that’s super good for your brain, helps energize you for the day and gives you clarity,” Walsh said. “Matcha shots and hibiscus shots, which have the most antioxidants on the planet, so during the winter that could help boost your immune system.”
Adam Miller, president and CEO of Joseph-Beth Booksellers, said that the existing restaurant, Bronte’s Bistro, isn’t going anywhere.
“This partnership is just the next step in creating the most customer-driven ... shopping experience in Lexington Green,” Miller said.
Next year, he said, the bistro will be opening up to serve on the terrace balcony that overlooks the pond for the summer concert series. “Bronte’s Bistro is alive and well,” he said.