The Burlington area has everything to satisfy your sweet tooth from made from scratch bakeries to decadent chocolatiers to shops with so many sweets you think you are in Candyland!
Unique to #BurlON
Kelly’s Bake Shoppe is a vegan bakery in Downtown Burlington which is the “love child” of mother-daughter team Kelly and Erin. They started Kindfood (now Lettuce Love Cafe) and it turns out that people really like delicious vegan baked goods which led to the creation of Kelly’s Bake Shoppe. From their cupcakes to the famous “Mile High Brownie” all the treats are free from gluten, eggs, dairy, nuts, artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and are completely vegan. So stop by and grab a coffee and guilt free goodie. DYK – Buzzfed ranked Kelly’s Bake Shoppe #3 in the world from the Top 25 Cupcake Shops You Must Visit Before You Die!
The mom & pop operation who own Son of Peach Pizzeria, also have a bakery specializing in hand-crafted doughnuts called Sunshine Donuts. Everything is hand made and crafted in-house daily. Delicious flavours range from Burlington Cream, Sprinkle, Strawberry Glazed to more decadent flavours such as Dulce de Leche, Cheery Cheesecake, Earl Grey & Blueberry Basil. They are located downtown behind the Art Gallery of Burlington. Watch their social media channels for daily flavours and beware, once they sell out, that’s it – you will have to wait for tomorrow.
Established by chef Marc Albanese in 2003, Pane Fresco is an Italian cafe/bakery which features delicious baked artisan bread, pizza, pastries, cookies and more. Located next the Visitor Information Centre you can’t stop in without taking something delicious home. Pane Fresco became so popular Marc sold the original store and now has numerous Pane Fresco Departments in area Fortino’s stores.
Just like Mom Makes
Burlington has many delectable bakeries who whip up made from scratch creations for you take home to family and friends.
If you’ve dream it, MollyCake can make it! This locally owned bakery started in the kitchen of owner Christine’s home but she soon outgrew the space and expanded to a store front location in downtown. Christine still bakes everything from scratch using real butter, fresh eggs, top quality chocolate and Madagascar vanilla bean paste. From their decadent macarons to their cakes everything is free from preservatives and freshly baked in-house.
If you stop by Mrs. B’s Gifthouse, you will find both Mrs. & Mr. B too! This family run shop is home to some of the best house made biscotti around. For the past 25 years, Angelo and Diane have been baking artisan biscotti in-store and now you can also pick up homemade Nonna’s spaghetti sauce. The biscotti is made fresh in assorted flavours. The owners are proud Burlingtonians who enjoy chatting with their customers about their products and our beautiful city.
Nothing Bundt Cakes was started by two friends who made cakes for their friends and family in their southern U.S. home. As demand grew, so did their business and Nothing Bundt Cakes was born. In 2016, they opened their first Canadian location and the owners are the son & daughter-in-law of founder Debbie Shwetz. Owners, T-Jay and Morgen adhere to the same philosophy his mother did 20 years ago. They make their mouth watering bundt cakes with fresh eggs, real butter and cream cheese to ensure that the quality continues today.
If you are in the north of the city be sure to stop in to the Springridge Farm bakery where you will find an amazing selection of treats made from scratch including a wide variety of jams and preserves. Springridge prides itself on using fresh local ingredients and their tarts, pies and treats reflect that – look for berries in the summer and pumpkin and apple in the fall. While you are there, take a few minutes to visit the gift loft and farm, you won’t be disappointed.
Saving Thyme is another success story of a home business that has evolved to a busy bricks and mortar location. Owners, Alex and Phil Kinsman take pride in their product and it’s evident by the attention to detail and commitment to locally sourced ingredients found in their offerings. The cafe is tiny and bustling but if you don’t have time to sit down take some tasty treats to go.
Let’s face it who doesn’t like chocolate! In Burlington you can indulge in a wide variety of chocolate treats, artisan food and drink and spa treatments. We have local chocolatiers making amazing creations; artisan food producers with a wide variety of chocolate treats, chocolate themed events and spas where you can relax with a chocolate treatment.
If you are looking for artisanal chocolates and sweets handcrafted in small batches, Christy’s Gourmet Gifts is the perfect stop. They use only European chocolate and quality ingredients. Try their famous “Christys Crunch”, Belgian chocolate combined with almonds, butter toffee & a light cookie crunch. Additional decadent chocolate products are available seasonally so visit often.
For 30 years Walker’s Chocolates has been offering award winning, hand-crafted chocolates. Specializing in satiny smooth truffles, mouth-watering melt-aways, creamy caramels, fresh baked cookies, hand stirred candies or any one of 200+ chocolate shapes. With two Burlington locations these tempting sweets are minutes away when you need the quick chocolate fix.
There are numerous other unique and tasty places across the city that make delightful sweet treats. Refer to the list below and enjoy!
|Business/Organization Name||Address||Phone Number||Website|
|Café Demetre||1250 Brant Street||905.331.6007|
|Cakes, Sweets and Treats||1600 Kerns Rd.||905.331.0505|
|Casteleyn Belgian Chocolatiers||368 Brant Street||905.631.8074|
|Christy’s Gourmet Gifts||3530 Mainway Drive||905.336.9080|
|Kelly’s Bake Shoppe||401 Brant Street||905.333.1400|
|LA Candy Bar||1369 Plains Rd. E.||289.245.1866|
|LA Cupcake Boutique Ltd.||2500 Appleby Line||905.332.8700|
|La Crème de la Crème Creamery inc.||389 John Street||905.333.8833|
|Lola Choco Bar and Sweet House||423 Elizabeth St. Unit 13||905.616.4059|
|Marco’s Bakery||3500 Fairview St.||905.333.3733|
|Molly Cake||361 Brant Street||905.631.9647|
|Mrs. B’s Gifthouse||4129 Harvester Rd||905.634.6334|
|Nothing Bundt Cakes||3350 Fairview Street,||289.245.1211|
|Pane Fresco||414 Locust Street||905.333.3388|
|Platter Company (The)||175 Plains Rd. E.||905.464.1138|
|Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Burlington Mall||777 Guelph Line||905.631.5900|
|Saving Thyme||450 Appleby Line||905.929.9955|
|Sunshine Doughnut Company, The||439 Brock Ave.||905.632.2300|
|Turtledoves Bakery||175 Plains Road East||289.337.6901|
|Walker’s Chocolates||3350 Fairview Street||905.634.2462|
|Walker’s Chocolates Factory Outlet||4391 Harvester Road||905.333.4463|
|William’s Fresh Café||1250 Brant Street||905.319.7938|
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