Gordon Wilkins woke one morning after dreaming of cupcakes. After having done the corporate grind, Wilkins decided to try his hand at something new. Likened to a mid-life crisis, instead of buying a Harley, Wilkins decided to open Diva’s Cupcakes and Coffee, which “turned out to be a lot more work,” Gordon said.
This isn’t just another coffee shop hang out. Gordon brought his passion of the arts and his love of nature into the mix.
Upon walking through Diva’s doors, an at-home feeling is immediately felt. It’s a relaxed, friendly atmosphere with couches and chairs, inviting patrons to stay awhile. Check out the back patio for a taste of the outdoors, shaded by an old sycamore tree. When the winter lingers, patrons are invited to dine in an attached greenhouse. Diva’s also features a drive thru, accommodating those with busy lifestyles.
Diva’s decorum highlights the work of local artists, which changes monthly. Large nature photography, abstract, oil paintings and drawings are no stranger to Diva’s. An Independent Movie Night is also featured once a month with dinner, desert and discussion. Seating is limited and reservations are encouraged. In addition, local musicians delight patrons and customers are invited to participate in an open-mic Poetry Jam.
Wraps, sandwiches, soups, salads, coffee, tea and specialty drinks accompany a full wine menu all at a reasonable price. Breakfast is served Saturday and Sunday mornings and cupcakes are always on the dessert menu.
Diva’s has regular and mini-size cupcakes in everyday favorites such as red velvet, chocolate/chocolate and vanilla bean. They also have vegan and gluten free options in select flavors. Daily specials and seasonal choices fill the display case and keep the baker busy.
Diva’s Cupcakes and Coffee has been growing in popularity since its doors opened in late 2008.
“We offer so much more,” Wilkins said, who recently decided to adjust the name to Diva’s Bistro & Bakery.
Diva’s Cupcakes and Coffee (Diva’s Bistro & Bakery)
1560 East 3300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106
Phone: (801) 485-0619