Big Momma’s Bakery moves from Crown Center to new Bannister location

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Owner Joyce Brown is happy to finally have Big Momma’s open off Bannister and I-435. Photo by Kathy Feist

Big Momma’s Opens

By John Sharp

Big Momma’s bakery/café built a loyal following for its homemade cinnamon rolls and other baked goods at its former locations in Crown Center and Raytown. Now they’re open for takeout breakfast and lunch service at a new location in a remodeled freestanding building at 4707 E. Bannister Rd. adjoining the northwestern portion of the Home Depot parking lot.

The bakery/café is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 7 to 5 p.m. on Saturday. It is closed on Sunday.

Big Momma’s serves breakfast biscuits and gravy and made-to-order breakfast sandwiches. For lunch it serves made-to order-sandwiches on homemade bread and a soup of the day served with homemade bread.

The bakery sells three sizes of its signature homemade cinnamon rolls–the Big Momma, which is plate-sized and big enough to share, the Little Momma, smaller but definitely not little, and the bite-size Mini Momma. Big Momma’s also serves homemade dinner rolls. Other items such as brownies, cake slices, cookies and cupcakes are baked by a featured pastry artist.

Cappuccinos, coffees, juices, milk, sodas and teas also are available. The coffee brand is LaRue coffee out of Omaha.

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Keeping it in the family: Joyce’s daughter Joy Leon also works in the bakery.

“We’ve only been open a few days, and we’re already having a lot of repeat customers,” says Joyce Brown, co-owner of Big Momma’s with her husband Fabian Brown. “We’re doing much better than we expected.”

Brown says she and her husband plan to add seating at tall tables and at a bar facing the south windows so customers can dine in. She also noted large orders can be delivered.

She says the cinnamon rolls are the most popular item on the menu, and the dinner rolls have been extremely popular at her previous locations for people to take home for the Thanksgiving holiday. The recipes for both, she says, have been handed down for generations.

A formal ribbon cutting for Big Momma’s will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9.

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