The large cinnamon roll from Kaylena Marie’s Bakery captured the attention of Buffalo’s candy tooths not long after the Orchard Park enterprise kick-started in October 2016, and the gooey 5-inch-by-5-inch pastry – which comes near 3 inches tall – remains the buzzworthy product at the bakery.
However, Kaylena Marie’s aims to be over a headline-stealing cinnamon roll: the enterprise has included Sunday brunch service for the first time, prolonged weekday kitchen hours, broadened its menu to include more savory items and even considered enlargement.
Owner Kaylena Eisenhauer, who launched one year after graduating from Orchard Park High School, organized the bakery’s first Sunday brunch on February 9 and now plans to continue the 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. service on Sundays.
On weekdays, she usually closes the kitchen at 3 p.m., promoting only baked goods until the 5:30 p.m. closing. However, for college students and families stopping by between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., after faculty or work, hot food wasn’t a choice. Earlier in February, Eisenhauer extended the weekday kitchen hours to 5 p.m. to grow her reach.
After three years of serving the same menu, Eisenhauer determined to tweak her offerings to coincide with these other adjustments. The savory dishes added are a chipotle power burrito, with an egg white for a post-workout breakfast choice, a grilled cranberry, and a turkey sandwich ($10.95), which controlled Thanksgiving and a change in the macaroni and cheese recipes, with more spices and garlic.
On the sweet side, the Oreo stuffed French toast ($10.95) joins the existing quintet of other offerings, along with the cinnamon roll and cannoli filled French toast.