Every single day, before dawn even thinks about breaking, our Belsize Park bakers are up cracking eggs, mixing, and baking away so you have a completely new selection of delicious goodies ready when you pop in. Where most bakeries are content to simply “bake” on site (AKA freezer-to-oven bakeries), we do all of our baking from raw ingredients in small batches. For this reason, much of our selection is completely different every single day based on what’s in season. Here’s some of the fun stuff we do:
These are mini hand pies made fresh everyday, wrapped in flaky pastry, and filled with whatever’s in season. Flavours range from triple berry jam in the summer, to pumpkin pie filling in the autumn, and chocolate ganache in the winter. These sell out fast, so get here early!
Who said healthy and delicious have to be mutually exclusive? We make our granola and breakfast bars onsite from nuts, berries, honey, oats, and other magical energy boosters. They’re the perfect grab-and-go breakfast food for when you’re headed to work or out on your morning jog, and need that extra boost of energy without all the guilt.
We always have our three most popular varieties of gourmet cupcakes – Yellow, Red Velvet, and Chocolate – available in our case everyday. Beyond that, our bakers bake off extra batter for custom cakes which are new and different every week. One week we might have pina colada cupcakes; another we might have strawberries and champagne. Our skilled cake decorators are given the creative freedom to mix and match cupcakes and buttercream as they see fit. Stop by to see what we have today!
Note: we’re happy to make cupcakes with customized decorations if you order in advance.
Our muffins, more hearty in size than our cupcakes, also change with the seasons. In late spring we love making rhubarb muffins with rhubarb from the farmers market, while in the autumn we have a pumpkin streusel muffin that is to die for.
We always make our own cookie dough, and our cookies are baked off fresh every morning. Our confetti sugar cookies are always popular, and the colours change with each passing holiday. Some of our other customer favourites are chocolate chunk cookies and vegan peanut butter cookies.
Red velvet cake
This is the holy grail of layer cakes. The most romantic, gorgeous, vibrant cake of all time. It’s the “I can’t quite put my finger on the flavour” cake. Dense, yet soft and light, with a sweet marriage of buttermilk and vanilla, and a little cocoa on the side. Tall, dramatic, and completely covered in tangy cream cheese frosting. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the one and only
The lightest and most enticingly moist carrot cake you will ever come across. We recommend you find a good hiding place for it if you take it home or into work with you, or it will disappear!
Our bakers have perfected the art of baking cheesecake. Our cheesecakes are made from scratch with a shortbread cookie crust, and we always have a few different flavours available in our display case everyday. Our cheesecakes come in at 9″ in diameter, and we cut them into slices that are just right to share with one other person… But, you know, only if you want to! Like the rest of our baked goods, our cheesecake flavours change with the seasons. Our summer favourite is coconut lime cheesecake, while our cappuccino cheesecake is a year-round delight.
Our brownies are probably the only thing we make that is always the same. If you’ve got a craving for some serious chocolate, these brownies are the ones for you. No messing around. Just a seriously chocolatey, fudgey brownie. Sometimes we spice things up with our hazelnut chocolate brownies.
After we made it once people kept coming back looking for it, and essentially demanded we always have our brioche a tete available. In addition to brioche a tete, we usually have one other flavour of brioche for you to choose – sometimes a raspberry brioche, and occasionally a white chocolate brioche. Brioche is available by the slice or individually if you’re dining in. Or you can buy the whole loaf to take home to share.
We also make French macaroons. The are made using almond flour, so they’re gluten free. They’re available in several flavours, including plain vanilla, chocolate fudge, and lemon curd. These are a special occasion item, so it would be best to order them in advance.