Sweet Nectar Dessert Kitchen – Robin Broughton-Smith, owner. She’s gone from Jay-Z’s accountant to the creator of cookies, cakes, baked donuts, cupcakes and all manner of seasonal specialties in the Art Museum neighborhood. The shop also offers classes and private parties.
Robin Broughton-Smith is a renaissance woman. A former accountant (for Jay-Z!) turned baker. An entrepreneur. A go-getter. A mother. A wife. A lover of music. A gourmand. Her path toward opening Sweet Nectar Dessert Kitchen was an unlikely one. If it were a recipe it would be one-part exceptional math skills, two parts most glamorous accounting gig ever, and three parts love of creating simple and elegant desserts.
547 N. 20th Street, (267) 318-7143, sweetnectardk.com
Philadelphia Black-Owned Business Guide - Philly is rich with black culture, heritage and history. The tradition carries on in Philly’s array of black-owned and -operated shops, restaurants, galleries and bars. Need some serious comics? Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse. Looking for a top nightclub? Reserve. Date night? Take a trip to West Philadelphia’s inimitable arts space, the Tiberino Museum.