From doughnuts, to sourdough loaves, to croissants – you can’t beat fresh and delicious goodies from the bakery! In Cornwall we’re blessed with many fantastic bakeries, each with their own style and signature bakes. Wondering where you can visit near you to get your fix? Check out these 10 suggestions from our loyal social media following….
St Ives Bakery, St Ives
St Ives Bakery are an independently owned and rather unique little bakery in the picturesque coastal town of St Ives. They have a particular, penchant for pasties and a whole host of other baked goods. What’s better on a cold foggy then a hot pasty for lunch! While you’re enjoying the sun on your holidays, they are baking hard for you all. Look through their window and you’ll soon be drawn in by the meringues and aroma of freshly baked loaves of bread.
Baker Toms, Redruth/Falmouth/Wadebridge/Penzance
Tom brought the art of baking back to Cornwall: using century-old methods and just the simplest, natural ingredients to enrich the flavour. Their Night Bakers knead, shape, prove and bake their bread in the early hours of the morning so customers receive the freshest, tastiest loaves the next morning. From organic sourdoughs and unique speciality breads to traditional tin loaves and rye and spelt flour varieties, Tom has created a delicious range to suit everyone’s tastes. Their scones, pastries, cakes and brioche rolls are now famous throughout the county, as are their mince pies and hot cross buns!
The Cornish Bakery, Falmouth/Mevagissey/Newquay
The Cornish Bakery’s where to come for proper local pasties, beautifully buttery French pastries, hand-roasted coffee and speciality breads: all prepared and served with passion, innovation and energy, all with the aim of helping you achieve your own Cornwall state of mind, wherever you are. Their buttery Breton treats are prepared and proved overnight and baked on the same day: the way the French like them. And even if it means an early start for them to get them ready for opening, time spent making their pastries amazing is always time well spent.
Little Bakehouse, Launceston
At Little Bakehouse, every single loaf of their award-winning sourdough bread is handmade using the finest ingredients and baked every day in their on-site bakery. As members of the “Real Bread Campaign”, they never use any artificial ingredients, improvers, raising agents or preservatives in any of their breads. Simply great stoneground organic flour, fresh water, sea salt and their active sourdough starter. The end result is a wholesome, honest, great tasting & healthier sourdough bread.
Quay Bakery, Fowey
At Quay Bakery EVERYTHING is made from scratch on site by their skilled team of bakers. There are no packet mixes, frozen products, weird chemical ingredients or short cuts. They are proud to be the only place in Fowey which makes and bakes proper Cornish Pasties fresh every day. Their artisan bread is produced using slow traditional methods, for exceptional flavour, texture and keeping qualities.
The Old Bakery Café, Cawsand
The Old Bakery is a café and sourdough bakery. It is located in the heart of the world heritage villages of Kingsand and Cawsand. It is just a stone’s throw from the sea. You can get breakfast, fresh lunches, home-made cakes, cream teas and coffee. The sourdough is freshly baked from their own bakery. They also serve delicious artisan pizzas on Monday from 6-8pm from April to October and on the last Friday of the month year round.
The Bakery, Bude
The Bakery is proud to be trading in Queen Street, Bude as a quality bakers and confectioners. They have been producing mouthwatering baked goods for over 25 years. Not only can they provide the best in baked goods, but also delicious treats for both the public and wholesale, so whether you own a shop or want to pop in and buy, they cater for all. Loyalty cards are also at hand to reward those who visit and purchase their goods on a regular basis. The Bakery, they specialise in making not only the finest quality baked goods such as Cornish pasties, but also a wider range of delicious savouries, family cakes, individual cakes and pastries including a gluten free range.
Martins Bakery, Mevagissey/Truro/Par
Providing the Mid Cornwall area with quality baked produce for over 150 years, these family bakers pride themselves on their fine foods. Using traditional methods of baking, all food is freshly made 6 days a week and arrives in the store on the same day. Family bakers since 1865, originating in west London before moving to Cornwall in 1978. They currently have shops in Mevagissey, Truro and Par Market Food Hall, while supplying many other shops, cafe’s, holiday parks and hotels across mid Cornwall.
Let Them Eat, Saltash
After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, founder, Lisa, despaired of the dry, tasteless gluten free products on offer in the shops. We’ve all been there, in the free from aisles looking at all the dismal packaging, hiding even more dismal contents. Lisa turned this problem around and saw it as an opportunity to get creative. She said no thank you to the dry and tasteless offerings of that isle, and set about creating cakes that were light and moist. Once setting up her own dedicated gluten, wheat and dairy free bakery in Cornwall there was only one obvious choice when it came down to ‘what to create next’….a Cornish Pasty!
Simply Baked, Falmouth
Growing up on a farm on the Cornish cliffs, Josie inherited a passion for food and an interest in where it came from. She strives to offer something a little off the mainstream and loves imaginative flavours, as well as creating something beautiful to look at. Lemon & elderflower, chocolate and local beer, chocolate and beetroot, chocolate and ginger, chocolate and anything really! Rum and ginger, honey and almond, black tea and honey, as well as all the usual favourites.