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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UNCgolf30 days ago

Agreed. Way too many bakeries overload their chocolate chip cookies with chocolate chips, and that's a mistake. A good chocolate chip cookie has a cookie that tastes great on its own (i.e. it would be good with no chocolate chips at all) -- the chocolate chips should be lightly sprinkled throughout for additional flavor. You may as well just eat a chocolate bar if you're going to eat a cookie that's so stuffed with of chips that it overpowers any other flavor.

dave&diAug 14, 2020

This will be on my “go to” list!

durangojimAug 14, 2020

We went to Gideons for the very first time last month and it was ... amazing! Those cookies are ridiculous! We found a recipe online that allowed us to make some about 90% as good at home but man if they’re available at DS this will be incredible! I just hope they allow you to order the goods in advance!

DznyGrlSDAug 13, 2020

I just want a slice of cake!

MousertainmentAug 12, 2020

Gah! Wants so much! Love the theme. :)

aladdin2007Aug 12, 2020

I was getting excited thinking a specialty book shop would be attached to this by how the news title reads, sadly its just some backstory.

Epcot82GuyAug 12, 2020

I'm beginning to hate this thread - because my willpower is waning. Will not drive to East End Market... Will not drive to East End Market...

DznyGrlSDJun 29, 2020

that is going to be a perfect location for them. Right in the middle of everything!

WDWtravelerJun 27, 2020

Photo update as of Saturday, June 27, 2020. The old Erwin Pearl, and lately Off the Cuff, store is closed and signage removed. Since this location is at The Landing and across from the Hangar Bar, this will probably be the new location for Gideon's Bakehouse.

Tomi-RocketJun 26, 2020

Yep. I will say the cookie was huge and so decadent though, lol.

RSoxNo1Jun 26, 2020

Rustic Cuff shut down abruptly. I'm not sure if it's last day was 6/23 or 6/24, but either way signs were removed. I suspect this would go in that space.

jaklgreenJun 20, 2020

The chocolate is definitely the main ingredient that makes or breaks a cookie. Guittard has great chocolate. I would like to know what brand of chocolate they use.