The AfterGlow: Bakery & Coffee Shop

We want to introduce, The AfterGlow to Tallahassee, Florida.  The AfterGlow will be an artisan bakery, cafe and marketplace that offers fresh, new options for the conscious consumer!

Meet Chef Kyle Hires and his wife, Kim Hires.

We are a local, creative couple who just want to give consumers another option. We want a real coffee shop, where life happens over a good cup of coffee and a sweet bite. We want to know our customers' names and what they like in their coffee. We want to see their facial expressions when they try a new dessert. We want to feel genuinely connected to our community and create a cool spot where everyone is welcomed. No gimmicks. No VIPs. No fluff. Just us and you, our customers.

Chef Kyle Hires
-Alumn of Florida State University
-Alumn of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts
-CEO of Hires4Hire Personal Chef & Catering Service
-Interned at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
-Former Banquet Chef of Hotel Duval
-Former Executive Chef of Jamie Dukes' Billion Pound Blitz
-Former Executive Chef of Tallahassee's Midtown Pass

Be a part of allowing this master culinary craftsman to unleash all of his talents and feed you daily!

Are you: 
Tired of the same cookie cutter coffee shops?  

Tired of learning a new language just to order your coffee?  

Tired of giant corporations hiding artificial chemical ingredients in your beverages and food? 

So are we!  

If we can't get it from a farm, pronounce it or craft it, then it won't be on the menu!

You can count on us for:
An Amazing Atmosphere (w/ occasional Live Music)
Buttery Breads
Captivating Coffee (w/ homemade syrups and flavored creamers)
Comforting Coco (made from REAL Chocolate)
Energy-enhancing Espresso
Gluten-free Goodies (that taste GREAT)
Miniature Masterpieces 
Optimal Organic Options
Paleo Pastries
Superior Service WITH a smile
Tranquil Teas
& a Vast Variety of Vegan Treats
... just to name a few

We will offer a "seasonal" menu w/ any of our pastries that contain fruits or vegetables. So if it's NOT in season, it more than likely won't be on the menu.

Don't live in Tallahassee?  Don't worry, we can ship "most" pastries to anywhere in the US!  

It takes a lot to open an eatery.  We still need
-Commerical space

We have estimated start-up and initial operating costs to be $30,000.  

With your help, we can raise that $30,000 during our P.U.S.H.H. challenge, which is only 50 days long. BELIEVE WITH US!!! This WILL come to pass!!!

Are you A Supporter ($10), A Friend ($20), A Champion ($100), A Hero ($500) or A Superhero ($1,000)?  

Donate today!!

We want The Afterglow!!
We want The Afterglow!!
We want The Afterglow!!

Let's do this TOGETHER!!  


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Tallahassee, FL
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