Flour Girls Bakery & Caf Opens In Slatyfork

Slatyfork, WV – The newly opened Flour Girls Bakery and Cafe in Slatyfork is a family affair. Co-owner Teresa Sharp explains how the bakery got started.

“Well, my nephews wife Stacy Beckwith is a wonderful cook and has been teaching my neice Whitney Beckwith how to cook, and they decided they wanted something to do year round in the area” says Sharp. “We found this lovely building that was for lease and decided we would give it a try. My sister Tina and I and our mother Doris are all part of it and we all do some cooking here and have a good time.”

Flour Girls Bakery is located at the corner of Rts 219 and 66 in a building that’s seen quite a variety of businesses over the years. Sharp says they had to do a bit of renovation to transform the shop.

“We had to add a kitchen” she says. “We also had to add some bathrooms, update a lot of things. We’ve also updated our flooring, added some paint to the walls. The building was in pretty good shape.”

And as you hear, they were still doing a bit of work on the day I visited the bakery. The look of the caf is bright and airy, and includes several chairs and tables to encourage customers to sit down and have a treat with their coffee or tea. And speaking of treats, Flour Girls doesn’t disappoint in that area.

“Our specialties are sticky buns and cinnamon rolls with a cream cheese icing” says Sharp. “We also do homemade bagels, homemade scones which vary in flavors. We do cupcakes, pies, cakes, plus any special order items. We’re also trying to serve a daily lunch special. Normally that includes either a bowl of soup and a sandwich, some days we offer Chicken Pot Pie, Lasagnas; anything we kind of think of because we have to eat too.”

They also serve coffees, teas, expressos, lattes, cappuccinos and hot chocolate. Sharp says with four of the five employees living in the Slatyfork area, it seemed a natural location to start the business. And the proximity to Snowshoe doesn’t hurt.

[Heather] “Are you getting a lot of Snowhoe traffic stopping by?” “We’re had some stop in [but] we’re really here for the locals. We want the skiers to stop in; they’re going to be here three months out of the year, the rest of us will be here 12 months out of the year, which we will also. Whenever they go away, we still want the locals to be here and we have had lots of good local input.”

Flour Girls Bakery and Caf is open 7am to 5pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday through Saturday. The telephone number is 304-572-2253.

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Heather Niday

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