Clifton’s Short Vine Has a Late-Night Bakery

I’m a big, big fan of desserts and bakeries, but getting to Holtman’s for early-morning donuts or going to brunch for stuffed pancakes can too closely resemble work.

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So when The Sweet Place–a dessert shop with unique hours–opened on Short Vine in Clifton, you can imagine my excitement.

Their sweets variety is non-traditional, too. Yes, they have cookies and cupcakes, but they also offer churros, funnel cakes, rolled ice cream, and more.

Read: no matter what craving hits at 11 p.m., you’re covered.

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The churros left grease-spots on their bag, a testimony to their freshness, and were fried super-crispy, well-doused in cinnamon and sugar. While they were delicious, they lacked the chocolate dipping sauce, so were more akin to that carnival classic, the elephant ear.

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Rather than follow in the footsteps of the bakeries that came before, The Sweet Place caters to the campus crowd (and those of us with late-night cravings), not opening until 4 p.m. and staying open late-night. We’re talking 1:30 a.m. on weekends.

The chocolate chip cookie, their best-seller, was tasty but nothing new. While it was roughly the size of my face, it tasted like a bigger version of the Tollhouse recipe. But, credit where credit is due: the texture was amazing, with a crispy outside and a chewy middle.

The Sweet Place, 2910 Short Vine St., (513) 221-1370, 4-1:30 Thursday-Saturday, 4-12 Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Closed Mondays.

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