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Local bakery, coffee shop opens in South Tulsa

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TULSA, Okla. — Downtown Tulsa offers a variety of coffee shops for Tulsan’s to get their local caffeine fix.

However, for those that do not want to drive all the way downtown, a new bakery and coffee shop opened Dec. 9, 2016 in South Tulsa.

Little J’s Bakeshoppe and Coffee located on 101st and Sheridan Road, offers Tulsan’s an alternative coffee shop to grab a cup of coffee and a pastry too.

Seth Williams co-owns the business with Sandra, his wife and family friends Laura Geiman and Becky Logan.

Williams said he named the bakery and coffee shop after his 10-year- old daughter, Jadyn.

A few years ago, Williams came home from work to find that 5-year- old Jadyn had drawn a picture of a bakery with cakes and cupcakes.

“It was called cake shop and she spelled it in like a funny way . . . and so it was always one of those things that we thought would be a great fit for her to get involved in some kind of baking,” he said.

It was then that Williams knew he not only wanted to open a bakery and coffee shop but also name it after his daughter, ‘little J.’

Williams and his wife grew up in family businesses and wanted start businesses for each of their four children.

All the items in the menu are baked fresh daily.

Williams said they recently started serving gluten free brownies, chocolate chip cookies and a gluten free energy bar.

He said they also make cakes to order as well.

The coffee they serve is locally roasted.

Williams said his philosophy in business is not what he can take from his customer but what he can give to them.

“So I want to give people an exceptional cup of coffee for a reasonable price,” he said.

Williams said he negotiates his prices with local roasters and adds on just a few dollars to the price of a bag of coffee.

He said he sells the specialty coffee beans for $13 a pound, which would typically be sold for $18 - $20.

“They’re a hidden gem in Tulsa, they really are,” Williams said.

Their local roaster for their espresso blend is Nordaggio’s Coffee.

Another local roaster they use is Saje Creek Coffee.

Williams said they were planning on partnering with Saje Creek Coffee and have them roast at the bake shop, but they did not have enough space.

One of Williams goals for the bake shop and coffee shop is to have it involved in the community.

He would like to sponsor a local charity each month.

“I really would like to grow the brand of Little J’s to be something that’s recognizable.

Something that’s full of great value, that’s made from scratch, that we’re committed to the best product we can put out there every time,” Williams said.

Another goal of his is to open three to four more locations around Tulsa.

“I think the big emphasis of us is we want to be involved in our community. Not just be a place that takes your money, but a place that interacts with you, a place that you feel a connection with, just that good local feel of a company,” Williams said.

Photos by Red Dirt Report's Honey Caranzo.

Little J's Bakeshoppe & Coffee
10032 S Sheridan Rd l
Tulsa, OK 74133
Phone: (918) 995-7979

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