SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) – At the corner of 10th Street and Minnesota Avenue, at the base of the state’s tallest building, Chelsea Alexander is bringing something new to downtown Sioux Falls – Kane’s Baked Goods and Café, the new kitchen in town a truck.
Kane’s, which will hold its grand opening from April 30 to May 1, will offer an initial menu of breakfast items, including a breakfast pizza and a cinnamon breakfast sandwich.
In addition to these items, Kane’s will also offer rolls, muffins, bars, coffee, bottled water and canned sodas.
“The business started with the birth of my wife and my son, Kane,” explained Alexander. “The company bears his name.”
However, Kane’s didn’t start out as a food truck. Alexander came from a family that she said was passionate about baking and cooking, and decided to go to culinary school, earning a degree in culinary arts.
Alexander said she started selling baked goods in 2021 at vendor fairs and farmers’ markets. “From there, business grew, so we decided to open the food truck and add breakfast items, and eventually we’ll get into salads and wraps for lunch,” she said.
What sets Kane apart from many other food trucks is his real estate, which Alexander rents.
“The location is the former Marlins’ bottom lot on 10th and Minnesota,” Alexander said. It’s a big space over 10,000 square feet, about a quarter of an acre, on the outskirts of downtown, and she has plans for that space.
“The location is ideal for your quick meals,” she said. “I plan to leave two rows just for customer parking. I’ll have patio seating – I’ll have planters – you can come hang out, have breakfast, have coffee – just hang out, work, read a book – it’ll be a relaxing place to hang out.
Alexander says she also has ideas about using the space for private events, pet events and has even considered the idea of setting up garden games.
Kane’s also has a community engagement focus.
“Kane’s is community-based,” Alexander said. “Our goal is to grow, and for other small businesses to grow. I use fresh eggs from Fruit of the Coop in Brandon – I have ceramic mugs made from Funk Ceramics in Brookings by Rachel. I use local lavender Earl Gray tea for my lemonade from Monaya Hustoft – for some gluten-free options I’ll have Redstone Forestburg flour; it is a local manufacturer of gluten-free flour.
Alexander says she tries to use as many local producers as possible.
Kane’s will also partner with another local supplier for the coffee side of its menu. “The coffee is from another local producer, Rainy Day Coffee Co. – I’ll have regular coffee and I’ll have cold brew, also made by Rainy Day Coffee Co.”, Alexander said.
Kane’s will also have fresh squeezed orange juice. Kane’s will also be selling fresh flowers from the Alissa Flower Farm on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Even more is a special project for Alexandre; Kane’s change for change.
Kane’s Change for Change is a way for the company to keep giving back. “Each month, I will choose another nonprofit/charity to donate to,” Alexander explained. “Kane’s will match the tip money given and donate it.”
Alexander says the first month’s donations will go to Face It Together South Dakota, in honor of Julie Darling, who lost her battle with addiction.
You can follow Kane’s Baked Goods on Facebook, Instagram and their website.
“I wouldn’t have been here without the support of my wife, family, friends and all of my great customers,” said Alexander. “I am here because of them.”