Gideon's Bakehouse coming to Disney Springs

Jun 17, 2020 in "Gideon's Bakehouse "

Gideon's Bakehouse overview

Disney Springs will welcome popular local Orlando bakery Gideon's Bakehouse to The Landing later this year.

Currently sold in limited numbers at Polite Pig, Gideon’s is best known for small-batch, handmade cookies and cakes. Cookie flavors include Peanut Butter Crisp, Cookies & Cream and Pistachio Toffee Dark Chocolate. 

Gideon’s original location opened in late 2016 at Orlando’s East End Market with one employee and an $800 budget. The Bakehouse quickly gained international recognition for its almost ½-pound, small-batch handmade cookies. Word quickly spread, and lines up to 80 minutes long became a regular sight – with locals and visitors alike all hoping to get their hands on their favorite flavor before Gideon’s sold out.

“This opportunity is truly a dream come true and will allow us to flex all of our creative muscle in both desserts and décor. We’re passionate, inspired, and ready,” said Steve Lewis, owner and creator of Gideon’s Bakehouse.

Gideon’s Bakehouse plans to bring an expanded menu of its cookie and cake slices to The Landing at Disney Springs. Taking advantage of this larger space, Gideon’s will add its own line of unique iced coffees, like the Original Peanut Butter Iced Coffee, built to pair flawlessly with their desserts. Guests can expect to see all of their favorite cookie flavors, plus new limited editions available exclusively during timed daily releases. Guests will be able to enjoy the ever-popular Coffee Cake Cookie (previously only available one month a year) every morning at Gideon’s in Disney Springs. For those looking for something extra special after dinner, Gideon’s is introducing a Hot Cookie Hour each evening. “We’re also excited to bring more cake flavors to our new location, offering never-before-seen creations like our special line of Double Frosted Cakes,” said Lewis. “There are more than a few secrets we have up our sleeves, but you’ll have to wait and see. It’s not Gideon’s if it isn’t a little dark and mysterious.”

Guests can expect a whimsical Victorian design to the new shop, but they can also look forward to collectible art becoming a part of their product packaging. “We aim to make the wait in line entertaining by immersing everyone in a transformative environment that will share our story as they progress towards the counter. Experience is everything to us, so memorable sweets and whimsical atmosphere exist hand in hand. This opportunity is truly a dream come true and will allow us to flex all of our creative muscles in both desserts and decor. We’re passionate, inspired, and ready,” said Lewis.

Gideon’s buildout is being led by STUDIO 407’s Hospitality Studio Director, Diana Chase, AIA. Diana is an Architect and Interior Designer with over 20 years of experience. She has completed a wide variety of projects, including several restaurant projects at Disney Springs.

The new bakehouse will take over from the Rustic Cuff, just across from Wine Bar George.

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Article Posted: Jun 17, 2020 / 9:00am ET
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NunuJan 23, 2021

There were 2 cookies in the box.

jaklgreenJan 23, 2021

Was there just the one cookie in the box?

NunuJan 23, 2021

I finally got to try a cookie today! Classic Chocolate Chip. I'm not a Cookie Snob/Connoisseur, but I really liked it, fresh, moist and chewy thought so many chips were going to overpower the dough, but you can still taste it.

wdwmagicJan 21, 2021

It is walk-up in person to an employee with an iPad.

Epcotfan21Jan 21, 2021

So for those that have done it, how does one join the virtual queue at Gideon's?

Zé_CariocaJan 21, 2021

I get that. They have non-chip flavors that you might like! No chips on their coffee cake cookie and that one was my favorite!

Walt dJan 20, 2021

They need to put a police station in next door. And they will never Close again!

HakunamatataJan 20, 2021

Until they put oatmeal raisin on the menu, I will pass.

UNCgolfJan 20, 2021

I can just already tell I wouldn't like the cookies because they have WAY too many chocolate chips (or other types of chips for other cookies). I like my cookies to be sparsely scattered with chips as a flavor enhancer, not as the entire flavor. That's obviously personal preference, though, and not any objective indicator of quality.

ptaylorJan 20, 2021

Both are extremely good. I've been through the entire menu now, and it is well worth the hype.

DznyGrlSDJan 20, 2021

2 people? I ain't sharing.

UNCgolfJan 20, 2021

I still think the cookies look bad, but the cake slices look fantastic.

wdwmagicJan 20, 2021

And the Oreo cake. $9 per piece, but easily big enough for 2 people.

wdwmagicJan 20, 2021

Here is the Double Frosted cake slice - Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana.