Katelyn and Shane Reed’s inspiration for this one-of-a-kind pastry came as many great ideas do—after a good meal. This meal happened to be a slice of traditional tomato pie from their favorite local restaurant in Tupelo, Mississippi, where the pair run their family-owned coffee shop, Strange Brew Coffeehouse. They returned to their kitchen to incorporate the ingredients—fresh, sweet, and subtly tart tomatoes, umami-rich cheddar cheese—into a handheld scone rendition. The result? A buttery, mouthwatering pastry for any time of day.
The Reeds embarked on their food-and-beverage journey in 2005, when the Starkville shop first opened its doors. Fast-forward nearly two decades later, and Strange Brew’s newest, fourth location calls Tuscaloosa, Alabama, home. “We have loved being in the coffee world more and more each year,” Katelyn says, “crafting drinks and pastries we love and sharing them from the heart.”