Raya Cole, a Macklins Café employee, brings salad dressing to regular customer Rebecca Lease of Dover in the recently remodeled eatery Wednesday.
Raya Cole, a Macklins Café employee, brings salad dressing to regular customer Rebecca Lease of Dover in the recently remodeled eatery Wednesday. (John A. Pavoncello photo)

As if the promise of sugary and caffeinated goodness wasn't enough reason to visit Macklin's Cupcakes and Coffee, the York Township business has added a few more incentives to pull customers through the door.

First, there's the new name -- Macklin's Café -- and an expanded menu that now includes sandwiches, soups and salads.

Just about 15 months after opening, the café -- located at 2069 Springwood Road in the Queensgate Shopping Center -- also has a new look and feel, said Meghan Smith, Macklin's director of marketing.

"We have a more relaxed, hipster atmosphere," Smith said. "It's a more casual, relaxed feeling."

The café's wedding business is also expanding. In 2012, 25 couples hired Macklin's to bake cupcakes for their weddings. This year, the café is hoping to cater 50 weddings, Smith said.

The York Township business has expanded its menu beyond cupcakes including sandwiches and salads, and added pieces by local artists to its walls.
The York Township business has expanded its menu beyond cupcakes including sandwiches and salads, and added pieces by local artists to its walls. (John A. Pavoncello photo)

Local art: Customers will also notice artwork on freshly painted walls. Every few months, the café will feature the work of a different artist, whose creations can be purchased on site, Smith said.

The café is beginning with a York artist and will aim to continue featuring local artists, Smith said.

"We're a local small business and we'd like to help other locals," she said.

-- Erin James may also be reached at ejames@yorkdispatch.com.