Denise and Jill Anthony of the Cookie Basket Cafe opening soon in Haddonfield

The Cookie Basket Cafe to Open in Former Groovy Smoovies Space in Haddonfield

Groovy Smoovies announced about two weeks ago that it would close its Haddonfield location at 223 Kings Highway. It didn’t take long for another food business to snatch up the spot!

The Cookie Basket Cafe is the brainchild of Denise Anthony and her daughter Jill. What started as a modest home-based baked goods business after COVID-19 (and a short-lived Westville storefront before that) quickly flourished into a beloved local sweet treat business. They are ready to take the next step and open a small cafe in downtown Haddonfield.

Previously, they had planned to open with Blended Joe’s new coffee bar at Pizza Tower in Sewell. That is still on track to open but without the cookie component. 

“Our cafe in Haddonfield will serve light lunch items, such as Whipped Cheese Spreads and dips, Charcuterie Plates, and a few other delectable dishes, as well as a variety of petite desserts, Crème Candies, and of course, our cookies, all available for dine-in or takeout,” explained Denise.

They’ll also offer smoothies, creative mocktails, and gourmet tea and coffee drinks. The decor will resemble an English Garden with a serene but whimsical atmosphere to give guests a unique dining experience. 

The Cookie Basket Cafe renovation work at 223 Kings Highway in Haddonfield.

They’re currently renovating the space and will open by June or July, pending inspections and permits.

In the meantime, they’ll be participating in the following events:

Apri 27 – The Dessert Crawl at the Crafts N’ More Spring Show in Vineland 

May 4 – Shisler Legacy Ride & Vendor Event at Harbaugh Village, Mullica Hill

June 14 – Mystic Tea with Breathe by Josie & Inkie the Guided One, at Broad & Maple in Gibbstown

More information as it becomes available!


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Marilyn Johnson

Marilyn is a freelance writer covering the food and drink scene of South Jersey. You can find more of her writing on Philly Grub and NewsBreak.

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