In 2018, Miami’s late-night purveyor of gooey, made-to-order, donut-sized dankness—we’re talking about Night Owl Cookies, natch—became delivery app Postmates’ most ordered restaurant in Florida and its second most popular dessert in the entire country. The FIU adjacent store was pumping out a mind-boggling 15,000 cookies every week. And the team hasn’t slowed down since. In fact, after becoming so popular it started slinging its cookies nationwide, Night Owl is set to unveil its flagship store in the Design District this December.
Like its marvelously rainbow-colored, sprinkle-coated and chocolate chip-stuffed confections, this 600 square-foot shrine to circular desserts is decked out from floor to ceiling in hot pink and baby blue and layered with neon accents. As for the goods themselves, if you haven’t tried it yet, chef-owner Andrew Gonzalez’s fame-making Ave Maria is worth stopping in for alone: guava cookie dough is mixed with white chocolate chips and topped with maria cookie crumbles, guava chunks and a cream cheese frosting drizzle for one crazy heavenly bite.
If you’d rather quell your cookie hankering from the comfort of your couch, Night Owl’s centrally-located brick-and-mortar flagship now has super-quick access to deliver the fresh-baked stuff to neighborhoods like South Beach, Brickell and Downtown. Serious cookie monsters will want to stop by the grand opening on December 12 and be sure to get there early, since Night Owl will gift a box of cookies to the first 100 guests.