Take a circle tour of central Kawarthas bakeries
It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, it’s always a good time to enjoy fresh baked goods. Luckily for all of us, the Kawartha Lakes is home to a bounty of bakeries throughout the region.
What better way to get a taste of what they have to offer than by going on a bakery circle tour.
In the Central Kawarthas area you’ll find five purveyors of decadent and delicious baked goods. So loosen your belt, jump in your vehicle and head out on the Circle Tour of Central Kawarthas Bakeries.
Tour Stop #1: Country Mart Bakery in Buckhorn
Located at 3328 Buckhorn Rd in Buckhorn, Ontario across from the Foodland grocery store. The Country Mart Bakery is always a strong contender in the Butter Tart Tour held in the Kawarthas every year.
Award-winning baker Sharon Wrightman runs the kitchen. She produces items such as six varieties of butter tarts, nine types of squares, pastries, pies, breads, and even meals if you want to take a night off from cooking.
Must tries at Country Mart Bakery include their raspberry coconut butter tart, coconut cream tart, peanut butter marshmallow square, apple strudel and cappuccino bar.
Tour Stop #2: Stuff’d Ice Cream Bakery & Cafe in Lakefield
Located at 18 Bridge St, in Lakefield, Ontario just after the bridge as you enter the downtown area of Lakefield. Stuff’d Ice Cream Bakery & Café will tempt you with many baked treats.
Order up a couple of baked goods and something from the coffee bar, then sit at a table or along the window and enjoy. There’s even a play area if you bring along the kids which will buy you a little more time to savour every bite and sip.
Must tries at Stuff’d Ice Cream Bakery & Café include their chocolate chunk fudge brownie, apple fritter, fritter ball, Boston cream donut, meat pies and breakfast bite sandwich.
Tour Stop #3: Lakefield Bakery on Queen in Lakefield
Located at 127 Queen St, Lakefield, Ontario, the main drag in town. Lakefield Bakery on Queen is known for its Portuguese custard tarts, so much so that one loyal patron proclaimed, “they are the best custard tarts outside of Portugal”.
The owner and baker, Theresa, comes from a family of bakers.
Must tries at the Lakefield Bakery on Queen include their Portuguese custard tart of course, Hello Dolly bar, cinnamon bun loaf and blueberry scone.
Tour Stop #4: Buns & Sweets Homestyle Baking in Bridgenorth
Located at 818 Hunter St, Bridgenorth, Ontario. Buns & Sweets Homestyle Baking lives up to its name. In fact some of their proven, favourite recipes are over 100 years old.
On their Facebook page they describe themselves as, “A little bakery bringing you fresh, homestyle baked goodies”. So many of the items on their menu prove this point.
Must tries include their lemon cranberry biscuit, wild blueberry cream puff, cherry turnover, chocolate eclair, raspberry cream cheese brownie, cheese bread and sticky buns.
Tour Stop #5: Bobcaygeon Bakery in Bobcaygeon
Located at 9 King St E, Bobcaygeon, Ontario, just south of the main street. Bobcaygeon Bakery offers seasonal specialties and cottage country classics.
One of their most talked about treats is their enormous cinnamon buns which are great for sharing. Another signature creation is their Compost Cookie. It features a little bit of everything—pretzels, cornflakes, chocolate and caramel!
Other must tries at the Bobcaygeon Bakery include their blueberry coffee cake, coconut raspberry butter tart, Portuguese custard tart and carrot cake.
We hope you enjoyed your Circle Tour of Central Kawarthas Bakeries. Best of all there are even more bakeries in the Kawartha Lakes region. Which means we will be adding two more Kawartha Bakeries Circle Tours soon!
And for when you crave ice cream…
Check out our article on Mariloo’s Ice Cream and Milkshakes in Buckhorn, Ontario. It’s home to 50 flavours!
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