Our Newest Food Vendor – The Celiac Cakery!

Four Generations of CeliacsGluten Free products are provided by The Celiac Cakery which was established in 2010 by Noreen Fitzmaurice, a native of Ireland, and a 3rd generation celiac. While not everyone that is sensitive to Gluten is Celiac, Noreen products are produced to a standard that are delicious and safe for everyone wishing to avoid Gluten.

Noreen’s grandmother was one of the first people in Ireland diagnosed with Celiac Disease when wheat products became available after World War 2. With recipes handed down from generation to generation and many she developed herself, Noreen proves that Gluten Free does not have to require a sacrifice of good flavor and texture.

The Celiac Cakery is a licensed home bakery, with dedicated gluten free cookware and ovens to ensure that everything they make is Gluten Free. In addition Noreen recognizes that many that are sensitive to Gluten can also have an adverse reaction to dairy. As a result several of the options provided to Cafe de Los Muertos are both Gluten & Dairy free. In addition Noreen posts full ingredient lists for all Cafe de Los Muertos products on her website so everyone be fully aware of what each product contains.

The Celiac Cakery is very excited to partner with Mac and his team to bring the very best to customers in Raleigh.

Please visit our website to see other offerings from the Celiac Cakery including made to order special occasion cakes, Gluten Free cooking lessons and so much more.


Noreen Fitzmaurice


The Celiac Cakery




WEBSITE: www.theceliaccakery.com

EMAIL: info@theceliaccakery.com





Chicken Salad, Tuna Salad, and Pimento & Cheese.

Sourdough or Multi-Grain bread

4 chip choices from Route 11:

  • BBQue
  • Sweet Potato
  • Lightly Salted
  • Mama Zuma’s (Habanero)


These sandwiches are made by the master herself, Mariea Gregory, of Upper Crust Bakery.

Upper Crust Bakery
8450 Honeycutt Rd #106, Raleigh, NC 27615
(919) 900-8360

First Friday Video Clip

First Friday Video Clip

A video I was able to get from our first “First Friday”.
Thanks to Cirque Du Vol for letting us borrow their talented folk.
Bonnye, Robin, and Jeremy (drummer bongos metal clam pan hitter dude)


Our Monthly Nationally Recognized Roaster: Kickapoo Coffee

Our Monthly Nationally Recognized Roaster: Kickapoo Coffee

Next up in our Featured Roaster spotlight is Kickapoo Coffee out of Viroqua, Wisconsin. Say whaaa? Funny name, serious Kickabutt coffee. I asked Barista, Katie Forster, if she had anyone in mind to feature for the upcoming slot. Without hesitation, she answered Kickapoo Coffee. Based on Wisconsin. No hesitation. Her hometown state. Done. I spent some time researching them, and liked everything about their program. Kickapoo was recently honored for the third year in a row at The Good Food Awards. They were awarded Micro Roaster of the Year in 2010 by Roast Magazine. They have a bunch of 90+ scores for their coffee. That made Kickapoo an easy choice to follow Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, another Micro Roaster of the Year award winner. Not to mention the name… oh so easy.

We will offer Kickapoo’s nuggets of goodness through various methods: AutoDrip, Pour-Over, retail purchase, and possibly as a Single Origin espresso offering. Stay tuned you S.O. Espresso dorks, stay tuned.





First Friday

First Friday

Join us at the cafe for Raleigh’s First Friday, February 7th. We will have some of our local roasters on hand, as well as our food vendors! Free treats!?! Word has it that some of the ladies from Cirque de Vol will be performing inside the cafe, and there could be several local musical talents playing throughout the night.

Want locally brewed beer and some great wine for free? Done. The fellas at Crank Arm Brewing will be supplying us with three of their heralded beers for the event. Hope you can join us in celebrating/christening the space that has been in the works for a loooooong time.

The official First Friday time is 6-9pm, but we are open from 6AM to 10PM on every Friday.


Scheduled to make a grand appearance:

Oak City Roasters
Raleigh Coffee Company
JP’s Cupcakery
Sweet Pea Bakery
Crank Arm Brewing
Cirque de Vol
Surprise musical guests?

Thank you

Thank you

I have plenty of people to thank, and when there is enough downtime, I intend to list all of you out, praise you, hug you, high five you, etc.

Tonight was a good night, Larz (barista) let me go home early to spend time with Dexter and Kim. As hard as it is to leave the cafe right now, no amount of press, sales or accolades could ever beat getting home before Kim put Dexter to bed.

So appreciative of the great start Café de los Muertos was honored with by friends, new friends, family, my architect, the contractors and sub contractors, the pastry ensemble, residents of The Hue, Park Devereux, The Dawson, Cirque du Vol, CAM, the curious, the critics, my fellow roasting friends, and especially the baristas.

Writing this on a phone, so this will be short. It is overwhelming. The support and feedback, everything. I am surrounded by talented, insightful, gracious, aware, and positive people, may I never take them for granted.

Come on in, we are FINALLY open.
300 West Hargett Street