Late on a weekend evening we found ourselves out in the Town Center area of Overland Park, Kansas. We had just finished doing some light shopping, and were preparing for our drive back home. Dinner had been delicious, but that had been hours ago. The labors of shopping had created a desire for something Decadent to cap off the night. While we have frequented this area on many occasions, we haven’t spent much time looking for sweet confections. Just as you would probably do, I whipped into a parking lot and pulled out my phone. Soon we had a location identified, and were on our way.
Just West of Nall, on 135th Street, we encountered Prariefire. It is designed as an all-in-one location for local residents living on site. A handful of restaurants and bars, some entertainment venues, and a couple salons round out this complex. What prompted our visit was a small eatery named Decadent. Finding a parking spot at 9:00 on a Friday night was made a little easier with a multi-story garage located in the center of the property. A couple flights of stairs down and we exited right across from the restaurant. Our anticipation was growing as quickly as our sugar desire.
The front portion of the shop is a mix of casual seating options. The back third of the store is where the pastries and desserts are displayed. Two large glass-fronted display areas showcase the products that are served. Be warned that there are no prices listed anywhere, but you can be sure that food this rich is well worth the expense. The store is the brainchild of the founder of the Small Cakes chain. They don’t limit their offerings to late night sweet attacks. Coffee and pastries are served up in the morning, starting at 7:00, for the early crowd. Everything is made from scratch daily.
We had a short session of indecisiveness, but soon settled on our choices. Both of our desserts were rich and creamy, and satisfied that late night sweet craving that had befallen us. With empty plates, and full bellies, we wandered back into the night. While this was a first visit for us, I have a feeling it will not be our last. What we found was a delightful little bakery/coffee shop with rather flexible hours. Opening early every morning at 7:00 a.m. and staying open until 9:00 p.m. Adding an extra hour on Friday and Saturday evenings, means they extend their hours until 10:00 p.m. This will surely catch those late evening shoppers. So you have to ask yourself, where do you go for a late evening sweet treat?