I’ve always dreamt of having a bakery. I started baking when I was 8 or so…i’d make loaves of homemade breads & cookies on Saturday’s and deliver them to church on Sunday. Well, I happened to be at the right place and the right time in July of 2011. I was at a Round Top Area Chamber of Commerce meeting & heard about this new development in town & asked to meet the property owners. I had no idea what I was going to talk about or what was already in the works. Well, I met with The Massey’s the next morning & they asked, “so, what do you want? a pie shop?” Needless, to say I said, “yes!” Now my dad was in the hospital from a heat stroke & he had no idea what I was up to! I called and let him know about the opportunity & he was very excited! As soon as he could he was out to check it out in Round Top.
Well, we had to make the Haven happen fast, I mean, Antique Week was right around the corner & what better time to open than when we have the masses!! Daddy didn’t raise no fool! We opened the HAVEN on SEPT. 16, 2011…yes, only 2 months later!!! The Haven was & is an outlet for me to pour out my creativity. Whether thru baking or decorating. It’s a place where people can come & enjoy a FAB cup of coffee under the BIG oak TREES or eat a PIECE of pie next to the metal PIEMAN. It’s a haven. A sanctuary. Y’all come & see us now…we’ve got plenty of pie!!
the response of the haven was overwhelming. full of love, support & encouragement. God provided an amazing opportunity in austin. we opened our 2nd location in november of 2013. it’s located on the corner of 29th & guadalupe. neon coffee sign in the window & inviting big windows. it’s not the look of the round top location on the outside, BUT when you walk in it’s the same feel. creative, a haven, a sanctuary. the space is small so we bake all the pies in round top & deliver to austin every other day or more. bringing the country to the city.
tara, the pie queen