Good Eats,  Lifestyle,  Local

Sweet Treats | Muddy’s Bake Shop

Ambiance: the character and atmosphere of a place.

Part of the reason I love eating local is that you KNOW the owners put a lot of effort into making you want to come back as a regular. The moment you walk into Muddy’s Bake Shop ( 5101 Sanderlin, #114, Memphis, TN 38117), you can tell it’s much more than just a bakery.


There is an underlying nostalgic ode to old ice-cream parlors; the staff is extremely friendly and helpful, and in addition to baked goods, you can buy party and crafting supplies, and products from local writers and artists as well. I don’t know about you, but when I go to certain places, the “feel” of the space, the colors, the energy, etc. will determine how frequently I go back.  Muddy’s is a nod to simpler times, one that gives you warm and fuzzies while you enjoy the sweet and delicious. Who would’t want to experience that every day?

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Open since 2008, the founder Kat Gordon (such a bubbly and bright woman) knew she’d tapped into a cool little niche market, but she had no clue that Muddy’s would be the success it is; the first time I finally made the trip to Muddy’s it was 9pm on a Saturday night and there was a line out the door. When people don’t mind standing in line for a cupcake, you know its THAT GOOD.

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The cake is fluffy + moist and the icing is juuuuust right. Everything is made from scratch with organic and/or local products, so you know there’s quality behind each bite. I have an affinity for the cupcakes (Grasshopper + Pucker Up are my faves) so I haven’t sampled the other treats yet, but I do plan on it, lol.

You can grab and dash if you like, but there’s seating available if you want to take a moment to hang out and enjoy a cupcake or two (or three!)

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They will be opening a coffee shop in Cooper-Young later this year, so I can’t wait to visit that one as well!


Muddy’s Bake Shop
5101 Sanderlin Ave Suite 114
Memphis, Tennessee 38117
Phone (901) 683-8844

Mon – Thu | 11a-9p
Fri – Sat | 11a-11p

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