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Gato Bakeshop – 819 Sargent Avenue

Gato Bakeshop – Sargent Avenue. A version of this post appears in the February edition of West End Streets newspaper.  In the summer of 2021, I started hearing reports of a new bakery opening in my neighbourhood. It was called Gato, and it was drawing raves. I decided to go and give it a try. Taking a walk down the street, I got to Gato, and found that it was closed. A few days later I checked the hours before…Continue readingGato Bakeshop – 819 Sargent Avenue

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Cottage Bakery & Cafe – Pembina Highway

Every so often I run across a place, and wonder to myself, how did I miss this place for so long. Cottage Bakery on Pembina Highway is one such place. I lived just off Pembina and McGillivray for the best part of nine years. I was about four blocks from Cottage Bakery and yet somehow never managed to visit. In the end, my first visit came about 15 years after I left the area, because I needed change for the…Continue readingCottage Bakery & Cafe – Pembina Highway

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High Tea Bakery – Portage Avenue

High Tea Bakery, located out on Portage Avenue by Deer Lodge Centre, is one of those places whose product I have tasted on a few occasions, but I’ve never visited the location itself. The most surprising part of that, is that High Tea was for it’s first few years located in the building that now houses Jonnie’s Sticky Buns. No more than about 10 block from where I lived.In the past High Tea was supplying cookies to Make Coffee +…Continue readingHigh Tea Bakery – Portage Avenue

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Hildegard’s Bakery Will Have you Bingi(e)n’

For the last two or three years I’ve been having people ask me if I was familiar with the pizza nights put on by Integrity Foods. Only by people talking about them (one thing about not driving, rural events are mainly missed). Then one day I was talking with my friend Travis Unger. Travis and his wife Stephanie, run a small property management firm in the Spence Nieghbourhood, and are friends of mine from my days back at St. Vital Evangelical…Continue readingHildegard’s Bakery Will Have you Bingi(e)n’

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Thaw-Camille Bakery – Pembina Highway

Camille, which is what Thaw became, is now permanently closed.  Living in Winnipeg The Thaw is always welcome. It signals the end of winter and the arrival of spring and more enjoyable weather. Well, now Winnipeg can enjoy the thaw year round. I’m talking about The Thaw French Bakery which opened last December on Pembina Highway, just north of MacGillvray Avenue.I first heard about this bakery from staff at the Diocesan offices. I made a note of it, and promptly…Continue readingThaw-Camille Bakery – Pembina Highway

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La Belle Baguette

With Le Croissant just down the street from St. Philip’s I have ready access to French pastry most of the year. However, if one French bakery in the vicinity is good news, two is even better. So, when I heard that La Belle Baguette would be opening I was very happy. La Belle Baguette is located in the old Chez Sophie location. Chez Sophie having closed after their expansion to the pedestrian bridge by The Forks proved to be a…Continue readingLa Belle Baguette