Take a look at the raw, real, and unfiltered aspect of running a business, meeting with employees, menu planning, purchasing, and all the nitty gritty. Includes personal moments from the owners and the staff.

The Sanity behind the MADNESS!

Everyday is entirely different! Everyday I wake up, having a plan! Everyday, I start my plan, and it immediately changes!!! Who else feels like this is their life?

I go to sleep the night before, playing a list of goals and ‘to dos’ in my head. Sometimes I sleep well, sometimes I toss and turn all night, thinking about the tiny aspects of tomorrow. Others I stay up all night stressing over the things I can not change. Well knowing and believing the saying ‘why worry about the things that COULD happen, when they have yet to happen’! Still trying to figure out how to shut my brain off. Does anyone have a cure for this YET??

My name is Brittney. Owner, creator, living being of what Mad Batter Café & Bakery is. My world is crazy, fun, inspiring, with so many doors open, and never boring; yet it is also lonely, exhausting, overwhelming, and just plain stressful. Owning a business has so many pros and so many cons.

Here is a little insight to my world…

 

What keeps me going????

Food! Eating good food! Creating good food!

When you tell me that the food you are served, it sooo good, and you can tell that we love food and care about it. It takes every negative emotion, every negative thought, every frustration out of me, and truly puts a tear to my eye!

 

How do I come up with my Menu items???

Two simple answers:

I eat out- There are two types of people… the ‘live to eat’ and ‘ eat to live’. I am entirely the ‘live to eat’ person. Every place I go to is based on either two things, type of food, or type of drinks. When I find a place that inspires me and fits both of those, it is just a magical place for creating new ideas.

I research A LOT!- Lets make something VERY clear first! There is A LOT I do NOT know. I do not know every culinary terminology, I don’t know what the basis of all sauces are. I don’t even like a lot of food. BUT- I do like to create things from different things. I will take a meal I had somewhere, and one element of the dish, will make me think of incorporating it into another dish. Sometimes, it just takes one thing to create an entire menu.

I google things, I look up random keywords, random ‘menu’ and look through hundreds of pictures to just see one menu description that I just run with.

If you know how to tell when you are inspired, then you can know when to channel it into something bigger and better. I feel that I know myself in that regards. I know what environment fuels me, I know what I like to drink, what I like to eat. I know that I have to be in my own company in order to truly be able to bring out the ideas that will go somewhere.

 

I am by NO means alone in what I do!

I feel that every person comes into your life for a reason. I also feel that not everyone is meant to be in your life forever; some people have an expiration date in relevance to your life. But each and every person will teach you something. Even just one tiny thing! Every person that has worked in my café, or interned with me has imputed some aspect of themselves into our menu or desserts.

The first cook we hired, she created our well known breakfast burrito. One of our dishwashers came up with our XL. And pretty much every cook we have had has created one or more of the menu items we have offered on our menu.

 

Thank you for each and every person who has touched my life! Without even knowing you have been an inspiration to me. And Thank you for each person who will come into my life! I am grateful for the opportunities and new way of thinking that you will bring.

 

XoXo Brittney

We are ALL Mad Here!

The Mad Batter Café & Bakery…

FIRST THOUGHTS

Alice in Wonderland? Mad Hatter? Bakery? Wait- Café? Where? I have to go! OMG!!!!

So, I hate to disappoint you- but we are not an Alice in Wonderland themed café/bakery. The name Mad Batter was a simple play on words- Collaborating with a partner to initially open the café, we couldn’t find a name we both loved. Then, her husband brought up “The Mad Batter”. And it was unanimous! We all LOVED it!

DESIGN & DECOR

We have a very nostalgic feel! White subway tiles, simple sealed cement floors, Venetian plaster walls, hanging Edison bulbs, custom dark wood shelving, and bar top, paired with galvanized steel piping! Our tables are custom made wood tops to match, as well as hand painted logos!  The look is one of a kind, and I wish I could take the credit, but I believe you give credit where credit is due. SO, I have to give Shane Martin with Nostalgic Furniture all the credit! We let him have full range to design our shop, and he did a remarkable job! Please see attached link for his website details!

Nostalgic Furniture website

GOODEATS

From the beginning, we wanted something simple, sandwiches, simple pasta salads, flatbreads, very easy prep, and simple ingredients. And let me tell you- That is NOT at all the direction we went!  Now- we have become something so, entirely different. We are a full service cafe offering both breakfast and lunch. We offer traditional breakfast plates, such as a traditional egg plate, breakfast burritos, and biscuits and gravy- BUT nothing is created in a traditional manner. Our biscuits and gravy are southern style, with both bacon and sausage, and we have a secret ingredient (Evaporated Milk- but PLEASE do not tell anyone- we cant have the secret getting out!) Our famous potato hash is so amazing (Cheesy Potato Casserole is a much better description). People come here just to eat that one item; same with the biscuit and gravy. I guess we are doing something right!

BADASSBAKER

As you have noticed, we are a “Café & Bakery’! We offer custom cakes, weddings, birthdays, baby and bridal showers, etc. We also offer full dessert bars, custom edible favors, and just about anything you request. Everything is made from scratch, and made in house. Our custom cakes come with a one on one appointment to plan your cake, do a tasting, and talk pricing. We have a large pastry case that is always full with delicious desserts, such as: cupcakes, cake pops, French macarons, cookies, scones, croissants, bread pudding, cannolis, etc. We rotate flavors of all our items, so we keep things fresh and moving. We also do have new things in the case all the time: eclairs, XL macarons, samoa, brownies, biscotti, dipped pretzels, peanut brittle, crunchy nougat, chocolate bark, the options are endless!

HENDERTUCKY

We are located in the Heart of Old Henderson, College Drive and Horizon Drive. Just down the street from CSN Henderson Campus, and on the way to Boulder City/Lake Mead, we love our location. This area has been known as Hendertucky for quite sometime now. Little did we know our little place would become such a gem in this part of town. Recently, one of our customers said “This is the best thing to ever happen to Hendertucky!” Seriously, there is so much love we get from our customers!

SEE YOU SOON

We hope you have grown a little closer to us, in the short introduction to who we are. Stay in touch, and visit us too. We love to get to know our customers. You truly make us who we are. Thank you for your continued support! Without it, where would we be? I hope we never have to find out.

 

Brittney,

Passion behind the madness!