New food truck takes coffee, donuts to next level

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Glaze & Grind Cafe

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A new food truck in Springfield is taking coffee and donuts to the next level by introducing locally handcrafted drinks and unique pastry combinations.

“I like turning something simple into something gourmet and he likes taking plain coffee and making it artisanal,” Rachael Baker, co-owner of Glaze & Grind Cafe, said.

Rachael and her husband, Kenny, decided to open their food truck after “nothing came close” to the unique donut combinations that they tasted during a trip to Oregon.

She said they began thinking about what they could do to bring the unique donut flavors back home.

Kenny’s love for coffee and his “high flavor profile” was the perfect combination for the food truck, Baker explained.

“We just compliment each other,” Baker said.

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The Baker’s have planned for Glaze & Grind Cafe since early November, but because of the coronavirus pandemic, their plans were delayed, Baker said.

She said that many events and festivals they were planning to go to were canceled due to COVID-19, but “the nice thing about being a food trailer is you can adapt it to your schedule.”

Glaze & Grind Cafe has been setting up in downtown Springfield across from COhatch The Market.

Their menu consists of hot and iced drinks including cappuccinos, lattes, teas and bubble teas. They also have a variety of donuts including cookie dough, churro, fruity pebbles, cotton candy and gluten-free.

Baker explained that customers can pre-order donuts by 9 p.m. the day before, for pickup at their food truck the next day.

They couple also said they are available to cater private events.

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“There is a demand for it, so that’s great to see,” Baker said. “We were kinda just taking it a day at a time.”

Baker explained that they are “playing it by ear” where the food truck will be in the upcoming weeks, but customers should expect to see them at Schneider’s Florist, 633 N. Limestone St., on Fridays and Springfield’s City Plaza on Saturdays.

“Trying to hustle a side business with kids and then he still works full-time - it’s kinda been a challenge, but it’s something we really enjoy,” Baker said.

She explained that they want customers to know “we are out there with them” and that they are making “special treats for people to like and enjoy and make their day nicer and better” - especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Thanks for making us a part of your daily grind,” Baker added.

For more information, search for Glaze & Grind Cafe on Facebook or visit www.glazeandgrindcafe.com. To see where the food truck will be next, visit www.streetfoodfinder.com/glazeandgrindcafe.