Cream Bakery and Café has officially arrived in Huntington.
This is owner Georgio Hambartsoumian’s second Cream location, the first being in Bellmore.
The family-run business specializes in Armenian pastries, European-style baked goods, and American classics, Hambartsoumian said.
“I have two types of bakers: the one does all the Americanized cakes, the mousse, and cheesecakes, and all the European stuff is my mom,” Hambartsoumian said. “All my pastries are light, they aren’t overly sweet, just the perfect taste that’s left in your mouth.”
His mother bakes all the classic Armenian sweets, such as her specialty honey cake and cream chocolate cake, which is a fluffy, melt-in-the-mouth dessert the bakery is named after.
The display cases are stocked with a variety of mini cakes and cake slices, which Hambartsoumian says is what makes them unique.
“All the slices have really been moving,” he added.
Hambartsoumian’s mother’s honey cakes have become a best seller, he says, as well as the Nutella cakes and tiramisu.
The bakery offers standard whole cakes in six, eight, 10, or 12-inch sizes, and any cakes in the physical showcase can be made in those sizes.
A customer must come into the store if they would like to order a custom cake.
The overall feel of the Huntington dessert shop is “European café” like, Hambartsoumian says.
As far as drinks go, the owner buys coffee beans from For Five Coffee, which has a location in Manhasset.
There are various espresso-based drink options as well, such as lattes, cappuccinos, frappés, teas, and Fredo cappuccinos, which is a Greek iced coffee beverage made from fresh espresso and frothed milk.
The building has two floors and Hambartsoumian says he plans to add a larger seating area for customers on the main floor and create a full kitchen upstairs.
If all goes accordingly, he wants to eventually offer breakfast and lunch items, like salads and pressed paninis.
For now, Hambartsoumian hopes to “pump out” his cakes and become known as the “best bakery in town.”
“I’ve gotten nothing but good feedback,” he said. “I know once people try my stuff, they’ll be coming back.”
Scroll down to see photos of the many desserts sold at Cream Bakery and Café.
Top: A slice of traditional Armenian cream chocolate cake. All photos by Ana Borruto.