Whiskey Cake

If you’re looking for consistently fresh food, a variety of perfectly mixed non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, and a laid-back, comforting atmosphere, you’ve found your nirvana at Whiskey Cake Kitchen and Bar. Situated at 3601 Dallas Parkway in Plano, Whiskey Cake is named after…well, a delicious whiskey cake. So delicious, in fact, that D Magazine has named it the best dessert for three years running. Plus, with over 150 offerings of whiskey, the quality and quantity more than solidifies it as an outstanding whiskey house, too.


Beyond the unique creations that grace your plate and satiate your palette, the popularity of Whiskey Cake has a little something to do with the restaurant’s overall vibe. As you enter, a feeling of warmth rushes over you. That’s kind of strange, as the building itself is quite industrial, featuring high ceilings and exposed beams, walls of glass and exposed brick, and vases and fixtures made with lightbulbs and plumbing materials. But the would-be cold atmosphere is anything but — warmed by soft music and lighting, refurbished sofas and chairs intermingle among traditional tables and booths to  create intimate seating areas for hanging out and chatting. It’s like you’ve stepped into your cool friend’s downtown loft, and it feels good.

Dedicated to repurposing and reusing, Whiskey Cake also makes us feel like we are being good stewards of the world we live in. Supporting a restaurant that turns cardboard boxes into coasters, maintains an urban garden with fresh herbs that complement our dishes, garners 30% of its electricity from solar panels, and offers two complimentary electric car chargers outside creates a pretty nice feeling.

Servers and staff tend to their own potted herbs, sometimes snipping off a spring to complement a cocktail or a dish

The atmosphere and vibe may impress you initially, but the outstanding quality and freshness of the food is what will bring you back time and time again. Locally sourced food is the cornerstone of everything Whiskey Cake creates in its full-scratch, farm-to-table kitchen. A lot of legwork is put into finding the perfect fruits, vegetables and meats from local farmers and ranchers. This results in a win-win for the customer: delicious food that is full of nutrition.

Your drinks feel the love, too. Local honey in the Tennessee Stud hits the spot, while you can taste the freshness of the coffee, roasted the same week it’s brought into the restaurant. The bottom line simply is this: local food is fresh, and fresh food is good.

Visit Whiskey Cake soon. Come for happy hour. Come from brunch on the weekend. Come for lunch or dinner. Bring the kids, too. It’s a great place for everyone.

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