Address: 5500 Wharf Street, Sechelt B.C.
Only a 40 minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay Terminal to Langford and an additional 30 minute drive on the scenic Sunshine Coast Highway makes The Bakery an ideal day trip for anyone living in the Vancouver and surrounding areas. The trip itself has beautiful views of both mountain and sea and the town is lovely but the people, even lovelier. Sechelt is definitely one of my favourite places to visit in all of British Columbia and The Bakery is the cherry on the cake.
Located in downtown Sechelt, The Bakery is a popular spot for locals The cozy and quaint cafe with quintessential baking techniques puts a new age spin on old recipes. With many gluten-free and vegan variations for timeless treats, The Bakery truly has made a name for itself in the charming town.
The Bakery has many different types of freshly baked goodies such as muffins, cookies and scones to tempt your tastebuds but doesn’t stop there.
Within the cafe they have an area where you can find homemade granola, breads, cakes, pies and pre-portioned menu items such as half dozen packs of cookies, as well as some richer more treasured indulgences such as Cinnamon Buns, Butter and Fruit Tarts and an assortment of bars. They also have an amazing team of baristas brewing up your favourite caffeinated beverages with locally roasted organic fair trade coffee, as well as fresh fruit smoothies blended with probiotic rich kefir, and a variating selection of sandwiches, wraps, and soups, made fresh that day.
I was lucky enough to visit on a day when one of their featured soups was the delectably delicious Coconut Carrot Chickpea. Pureed to perfection the hearty chickpea and carrot qualities sing on your tongue as the light coconut milk notes complement the ballad divinely. The perfect flavour combination for a fall soup to not only warm but fill you up as well.
I paired this with the Peanut Marinated Tofu Wrap. This peanut based marinate also consists of brown sugar and soy. The sapid strips of tofu are nestled in a bed of seasoned brown rice and crisp red cabbage before being swaddled in it’s spinach wrap. It’s warmed on a panini press giving it a consistently crisp outer crust.
For dessert I couldn’t help but allow myself the temptation of trying 4 variations of cookies. The Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie; crunchy and jam packed with tart cranberries. The Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie; buttery and delicate with just a hint of chocolate. The Ginger Molasses Cookie; moist and not too sweet, coated in a light sugar crust and topped with a hunk of crystallized ginger. And last but definitely not least, my favourite, the Cowboy Cookie; An Oatmeal base with additions of chocolate chips, coconut and chopped pecans. It is deliciously memorable.
The final menu item I had the pleasure of trying this visit was one of their amazing bars. A Vegan and Gluten free Oat Bar made with only 6 ingredients. Chocolatey, decadent and melts in your mouth. This definitely satisfied my sweet tooth and was a perfect pairing to my vanilla latte.
As I rolled out of The Bakery, belly full, I wished I only had more room try all the beautiful desserts.
This Cobra approves, and will remain a repeat customer.