Asali Desserts & Cafe Announces Grand Opening Celebration

You're invited to join Asali Desserts & Cafe, located in Cary's MacGregor Village, for a special Grand Opening Celebration this Saturday!

MacGregor Village is hosting a party this Saturday, June 29th from 5pm to 9pm to showcase their brand new renovations. The new and improved Cary Shopping center is now home to Asali Desserts & Cafe who will also be having a Grand Opening Celebration during this time.

The celebration will be filled with giveaways to the first people at the cafe (you could win FREE coffee for a year!), a prize wheel, samples, live music, activities for the kids and more. Plus, meet the owners and husband-wife team Hanadi Asad and Jamaal Ali as they welcome you to celebrate the opening of their new cafe.

Items will also be available for purchase including delicious menu items like homemade Mediterranean treats such as kunafa, baklava and lady fingers, hummus and pita, and other small plates, along with a full-service coffee and tea bar.

Saturday, June 29th
5pm to 9pm
Asali Desserts & Cafe

107 Edinburgh Drive South, Suite 106, Cary, NC 27511

Details are also located on the Facebook event page. We invite you to share your experiences throughout the party on social media tagging #AsaliGrandOpening.

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Photographs by Zach Stamey

Photographs by Zach Stamey

About Asali Desserts & Cafe
Hailing from entrepreneurial families, Hanadi and Jamaal had always dreamed of owning their own business. Jamaal's mother, a master at baking delicious Mediterranean treats, graciously shared her secret family recipes with the two, and Hanadi and Jamaal got to work in the kitchen.

While brainstorming names for their new venture, Hanadi and Jamaal combined their last names, Asad and Ali, to form "Asali." They quickly discovered that Asali is also the word for "sweets" and "honey" in both Arabic and Persian. The couple took this happy coincidence as a sign of good luck and, seeing an opportunity to seize their dream, Asali Desserts was officially founded in 2001.

Since then, Asali has expanded to include specialty cakes and event services, providing their services and sweets to countless events of all sizes throughout the Triangle. Their brick-and-mortar cafe is now open in MacGregor Village in Cary, North Carolina, serving desserts, small plates, and coffee.