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Sweet Treats in Burlington

by Linda Cvetanovic

There isn’t much I like better than indulging in something sweet to accompany my cup of coffee.  Here in Burlington, I don’t have to look too far to find something delicious to tempt my taste buds – lucky for me the waterfront trail is close by so I can get some exercise and burn a few of those calories off!  If you’re wondering where to get sweet treats in Burlington, we’re here to help.  Here are some of our favourite spots that are guaranteed to please.

We’ve listed these sweet treat locations in alphabetical order, we’ll let you rank them on the tastiness scale.

Kelly’s Bake Shoppe

This vegan bakery in Downtown Burlington 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 found at Kelly’s 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.

We’re dreaming of Mile High Brownies for Sunday brunch! How ’bout you?!

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MollyCake

If you’ve dreamed it, then MollyCake can make it!  This locally owned bakery run by the original owner (Christine) started in the kitchen of her home.  She was busy creating custom cakes and treats but soon outgrew the status as a home based business and expanded to a store front location. Now located in Downtown Burlington, 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.  Be sure to stop by and grab a coffee and something yummy next time you’re downtown.

Mrs. B’s Gifthouse

If you stop by Mrs. B’s Gifthouse, you will find Mrs. B (and you are likely to find 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 his crew have been baking artisan biscotti in-store and now you can also find homemade Nonna’s spaghetti sauce there too.  Made fresh and delicious in lots of flavours including our favourite hand-dipped dark chocolate.  Stop by, grab a coffee and chat with the owners while enjoying their delicious treats.

Great way to start out week! Talking chocolate month at Mrs. B’s Gifthouse. Their house made biscotti is so good!

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Nothing Bundt Cakes

This is the only franchise on our list BUT it’s a family run business.  Nothing Bundt Cakes was started by two good friends who were making cakes for their friends and family in the kitchen of 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 none other than the son of founder Debbie Shwetz. Owners, T-Jay and Morgen adhere to the same philosophy his mother did almost 20 years ago.  They make their mouth watering bundt cakes with fresh eggs, real butter, and real cream cheese to ensure that the quality that was born in the kitchen of their family home continues today. 

Saving Thyme

We discovered this little shop after shamelessly following their instagram posts, each more delectable than the last.  Saving Thyme is another success story of a business born in a kitchen and now 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 (with good reason) but if you don’t have time to sit  down and eat, you can grab a coffee and tasty bakery treats to go.  

Springridge Farm (opens Easter Weekend 2017)

If you follow us on social media, you are probably aware of our love for Springridge Farm and their tarts!  If you are in the north (okay, technically they are in Milton but we claim them as our own) be sure to stop by their scratch bakery where you will find an amazing selection of bakery treats made from scratch.  Springridge prides itself on using fresh local ingredients and their tarts, pies and treats reflect that – look for berries in the summer and pumpkin in the fall.  While you are there get a coffee and take a few minutes to visit the gift loft and farm, you won’t be disappointed.

We don’t want to say the best part of a visit to @springridgefarm is the tarts but the best part IS the tarts 😉

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Sunshine Donuts

Welcome to the new kids on the block!  From the owners of Son of a Peach restaurant comes the first gourmet doughnut shop in Burlington.  Sunshine Doughnuts features hand crafted doughnuts made from fresh local ingredients, which means their flavours are seasonally inspired.  These doughnuts will melt in your mouth and are light and fluffy and our latest indulgence!  Located in Downtown Burlington (behind the Art Gallery of Burlington) it’s a quick stop to grab a coffee and treat on your way to work.  Watch their social media channels for daily flavours and beware, once they sell out, that’s it – you will have to wait for tomorrow.

We could go on and on but, we’ll leave it to you to share your favourite spots in the comments below.

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