LINCOLN PARK — Wake-N-Bakery, a fast-growing cafe that infuses drinks and baked goods with weed, opened a location in Lincoln Park this month.
Wake-N-Bakery opened its newest outpost Oct. 22 at the ground floor of the building at 2410 N. Lincoln Ave.
Brianna Banks and her partner, Mohamed Lotfy, opened the first Wake-N-Bakery in Lakeview in early 2020, selling scones, cupcakes and other baked goods, along with teas and lattes. All drinks and treats can be infused with CBD or Delta-8 THC, a psychoactive substance found in cannabis plants.
The Lakeview bakery and coffee shop was so successful that the owners expanded to other city neighborhoods and the suburbs within just a few years. The Wicker Park bakery opened in the spring.
“I think we educate people and they realize, ‘Hey, there’s a lot more benefits to just being high,’” Banks previously said. “The food has always been a focus. We want you to come back for the food, not just the high, the combination of the two. My goal is to get a Michelin star of some sort. … My goal is to be like that for cannabis, be the first ever.”
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