HAE’s Bakery & Coffee Shoppe opens on Wabash

HAE’s Bakery & Coffee Shoppe has opened a second location at 3844 Wabash Ave., just over a year after launching its first brick-and-mortar store.

The new store occupies the endcap space of the newly built Wabash Crossing Mall in front of the AMC Showplace 12 theater. Existing tenants include Better With Bubbli Boutique and Galaxy Nail Bar.

When plans were first announced in April, Chris Benad, who owns the business along with his wife, Amy, told SBJ, “This opportunity arose faster than we had expected; we just jumped on it and away we went.”

The first HAE’s Bakery & Coffee Shoppe at 821 W. Jefferson St. opened in October 2022. The couple demolished the former Family Dollar building on the site and constructed a two-story building with both indoor dining and patio seating, plus a private room for special events. The site has a double drive-thru window that is accessible from both Madison and Jefferson streets.

Benad said the new location will offer the same menu of baked goods and lunch and dinner options such as daily soup specials, salads and sandwiches.

The original location has slightly longer operating hours, which Benad attributed to the proximity to the Medical District and wanting to accommodate shift changes at the two hospitals. The Wabash location will be open Monday through Friday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 7 a.m.- 3 p.m.

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