In between Ingleside Village Pizza and Garden Society sits a sparkly new coffee shop. Golden bees, colorful velvet couches and flower-shaped pillows decorate Oh Honey Baking Co. The bakery and coffee shop’s menu serves various coffees, desserts and light lunch options.
Oh Honey’s owner, Adriana Horton, said the business first began in her home, baking customized cakes while pursuing her pre-requisites for nursing school. She never expected to one day become an entrepreneur.
“That kind of got out of hand really fast, and then I realized I couldn't do that out of a house anymore and that I needed a kitchen space,” Horton said.
In 2018, she noticed the vacant space next to The Society Garden and became obsessed with the building. She began to envision what her shop would look like, imagining a space that's welcoming, comfortable and authentic.
“My business has its own personality,” Horton said.
Much of the restaurant’s decor comes from her home.
Horton says that their local coffee supplier, Little Light Coffee Co., staff and welcoming environment are what keep the customers coming back for more.
“You go places like Nashville or Atlanta or any of those big cities and you see a café everywhere you turn, and they are all different," she said. I think its great what they are doing, we are just trying to create a more intimate space."
Horton has a very niche aesthetic in mind for her café.
"it feels more like you are going to your aunt’s house or your grandma’s house," Horton said. "You are getting coffee from people that love you."
Despite not being the only coffee shop in Macon, Horton said she believes in “community over competition.”
Horton has plans for the future of Oh Honey’s menu, including pasta salads, soups and a fall menu. She also plans to one day make Oh Honey mobile, bringing their coffee to the streets of Macon, and to begin offering bridal cake tastings.
Try out Oh Honey Baking Co.’s assortment of desserts, coffees and sandwiches at 2391 Ingleside Ave. The shop is open Monday-Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tyler Jones ’24 is a Journalism student at Mercer University. She currently works at the Cluster as the Executive Director for Social Media. She enjoys learning new skills & trying new foods at local restaurants. She likes to report on feature news, with videography and photography.