The most common method for scoring free cake is to declare that you're 10,000 days old and scarf it down before the waiter factors in leap years. Today's Groupon lets you acquire dessert honestly. For $10, you get $20 worth of desserts, cakes, baked goods, and meals at Adrienne & Co. Bakery and Café, a family-owned eatery located blocks from the riverfront in downtown Jeffersonville.
Adrienne & Co. is rooted in a multigenerational tradition ignited by Adrienne’s mother, Myra, who started her own bakery over 30 years ago when she decided that her "portable telephone" idea would never catch on. Customers who have chosen to procreate agree that this history resonates in both the family-friendly atmosphere and the flexible food menu, serving up breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day but Sunday. Free-spirited grownups can act half their age with twice the joy by ordering up a double-decker PB & J ($4.99) or demonstrate more mature eating habits with a chicken, walnut, and apple salad ($6.99). Heartier hungers can be sated with a boxed-lunch club ($9) or a lasagna dinner ($7.99). Breakfast, meanwhile, can come in the form of a doughnut ($.79), Danish ($1.49), or Glorious Morning muffin ($1.79)—or you can grab an egg-and-cheese breakfast sandwich until 10:30 a.m. for $2.49 (add meat for another dollar).
Once you've de-spoiled your appetite with real food, Adrienne's freshly baked Italian cookies ($4.99/pound), Triple Delight Cake (three layers of chocolate, chocolate-chip cheesecake, and fudge brownie, $4.99/slice), and allegedly single-serving Monster Brownie ($4.99) let you spoil it again in the best possible way. When a special occasion like a child's first exorcism justifies an upgrade, choose from 30 tempting flavors of customizable sheet cakes (base price of $24), including strawberry-lemon swirl, red velvet, caramel apple, and banana split. Each cake can satisfy three to six howler monkeys or twelve to fifteen humans. The price of each masterpiece will vary depending on tiers, fillings, designs, and premium flavor selections.
The Courier-Journal likes Adrienne's food any time of day:
- Lunch options are both attractive and satisfying: Grandma Mimi's meatball sandwich ($6.99) is served on crisp, slightly charred focaccia…Daily soups -- chicken and dumplings, tomato Florentine -- are honest and homemade ($2.99/$3.99); and for a mere $3.99, one could lunch on a soup and half-sandwich combo…It's at night, though, that Adrienne really comes into its own, offering house-made pastas in well-wrought Italian-American sauces. – Marty Rosen, Courier-Journal
- This place is so cute, the cakes are the best. I stop by there each time I have a sweet tooth!! And call there anytime I need a Special Ordered cake for any occasion, she can make anything out of cake that you could possibly imagine! – nlott, TripAdvisor
- If the grill is going, the Mark Trane sandwich is the best lunch sandwich available for the price. Breakfast sandwiches are excellent also, all the pastries are great with the fruit danish at the top, carrot cake is fabulous, don't pass on the one pound brownie, its well worth it. – Lenny, Urbanspoon
Adrienne & Co. Bakery and Cafe
Looking around at the hardwood tables and leather sofas of her own bakery, Adrienne Holland may occasionally be reminded of where her culinary journey began: in Niagara Falls, watching her mother, Myra, craft elaborate homemade cakes for western New York residents. Carrying on the family legacy, Adrienne opened her own 5,000-square-foot bakery in Jeffersonville in 2001, and recently helmed a full renovation of the space that included painting the walls a vibrant red. The real renovations, however, are still happening behind the scenes, as Adrienne and family prepare warm baked scones, grilled sandwiches, and Italian pastas in fresh basil-walnut pesto. Adrienne continues to pursue new creative avenues in cake-making with her novelty 3-D cakes, whose intricate designs have been commissioned for Muhammad Ali and featured on Fox's WDRB in the Morning.
129 W Court Ave.
Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130