Naples restaurants: Mitch's Cookies opens new location near Fifth Avenue South

Andrew Atkins
Naples Daily News
Mitch's Cookies opened a second location at 520 Park Street in Naples.

It is a beautiful day to think about, talk about and dream about cookies. 

But then, any day is, right?

This week, we heard from a local cookie spot that opened a second location where you can order the sort of cookies that your grandma never would have dreamed of attempting.

I’m talking, of course, about the animal cracker, hot fudge and marshmallow cookies, among others, at Mitch’s Cookies Dessert Bar & Soda Fountain, which recently opened a new store.

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Mitch's Cookies opens new Naples location

Mitch's Cookies Dessert Bar & Soda Fountain recently opened a new location.

Mitch’s Cookies Dessert Bar & Soda Fountain adheres to a simple ideology: “Take a step back in time and create some new old fashioned memories.” 

Fans of Mitch’s near Fifth Avenue South will have to take fewer steps to create those memories. Curious connoisseurs can consume copious cake-like cookies in its new location, which opened Jan. 11 in the former Adelheidi’s Gelato space on 520 Park St.

William “Mitch” Mitchell, who started the business in 2013 with his wife, Lynn, said fans and foodies will recognize the brand they’ve developed in their original space, which the couple opened in March 2016 on Davis Boulevard. 

Mitch's Cookies Dessert Bar & Soda Fountain, which creates old-fashioned ice cream treats, recently relaunched in a new location at Kings Lake Square on Davis Boulevard in East Naples.

Mitch has always been known for his cookies — long before he started selling them — and the business went through several iterations before becoming what it is today.

“We started off with just simple cookies. It really drove us to create more,” Mitch said.

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Create more, indeed: Mitch’s serves decades-old classics such as egg creams, malts, sundaes and, of course, cookies.

Lynn said she enjoys the hospitality side of the business.  She gets to know customers  on a first-name basis, knows their families, their stories. Return customers become a joy.

Mitch’s Cookies Dessert Bar & Soda Fountain, which creates ice cream sundaes atop Mitch's popular local cookies, recently relaunched in a new location at Kings Lake Square on Davis Boulevard in East Naples.

Mitch said he delights in creating oddball cookies — they’ve created more than 50 varieties so far.

“‘This is the best cookie I’ve ever had.’ We get that a lot,” Mitch said. 

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