Taste of California

People do nice things when you admire their work. I tasted this knockout loaf cake at a lovely coffee shop on holiday and wanted to give respect to the baker. Asked at the counter and got the details. Fired off a “wow!” email and thought nothing more of it. Three days later I get the […]

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Re-opening Tues 29th Jan

We’re back in the swing of things again already and open again Tuesday 29th January after our belated Christmas holiday. We had a fascinating trip to the West Coast where we ate our way around most of the well-known, and lots of the lesser well-known, bakeries, vegan cafes/restaurants and coffee roasteries. Interesting things we found […]

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Open today Xmas Eve until 12pm

Just a quick reminder that we’re open 8am – 12 midday today. We’ve pre-sold over 80% of our capacity of bread for today, but the 20% is still up for grabs. . . We’re unable to take telephone orders this morning, so (other than pre-orders) it’s on a first-come-first-served basis. If you can’t make it […]

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Christmas Eve orders

…need to be into us by Saturday 22nd at the latest please. Those of you who know the sourdough process will appreciate the 3-day process and the mother culture feeding schedule faff, and will totally understand. Those of you who don’t care about all that just need to know that ordering gets you what you […]

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Spicy gingerbread

The school of thought which says “develop a product to appeal to the most people” never really works. It inevitably leads to watered down, soul-less, safe products that never achieve greatness. That’s why large corporations are never great at innovating. Each focus group, committee meeting and sign-off process leads to chamfering of the edgy edges […]

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Carrot & Orange

Anything we can do to make things taste great without adding loads of sugar are big with us. This muffin takes the original idea of carrot cake and adds a kiss of orange and 35% less sugar than our Peanut Butter & Chocolate muffin. Ok, it’s not got the same knee-trembling flavour, but it still […]

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December Menu

We don’t go overboard on Christmas but the new December menu has a sprinkling of Christmassy things to keep it festive. Root veg is never as sexy as Avocados or sun dried tomatoes but we’ve seriously funked up carrots (Carrot & Beetroot Tartine), parsnips (Parsnip & Apple soup) and potatoes (Christmas Roasties Soup and Spiced Root […]

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Ordering bread for Xmas

On our first Christmas Eve in Norwich we had customers queueing outside the door at 7am whilst we furiously loaded and unloaded the final bake ready for an 8am opening. Within a couple of hours we’d sold out which was a bit embarrassing and led to lots of cross people. Very stressful.  So last year […]

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