Ranked #3 on Buzzfeed’s “Top 25 Sweet Cupcake Shops Around the World To Eat At Before You Die” list, Kelly’s Bake Shoppe is like no other.
Peanut free? Yes, yes yes!
And obviously the most important aspect, these baked goods are irresistible. Okay, ready for our full Kelly’s Bake Shoppe Review? Here we go!
History of the Bakery
Founded by the lovely mom and daughter team, Kelly Childs and Erinn Weatherbie, this bakery has been nothing short of successful.
The motivation behind Kelly’s Bake Shoppe was because of their combined desire to create delicious, mouth-watering baked goods, while also using only healthy, guilt-free ingredients!
When choosing their ingredients, Kelly and Erinn try to use completely organic and fair-trade products.
They also ensure that there are no artificial flavours or colours by only using natural sources, such as beet juice, flower petals, plants, cocoa, coconut, applesauce, lemons, peppermint oil, espresso beans, coconut oil, the list goes on and on!
Kelly and Erinn not only have a passion for creating delicious treats, but they are just as serious about nutrition and sustainability for our planet. You’ll see subtle signs of this when you walk in the beautiful bakery.
For example, they have warning signs that politely ask you to only use the napkins if you need them. Taking steps in the right direction towards sustainability makes Kelly’s Bake Shoppe appealing for everyone.
Kelly’s Bake Shoppe is located in the heart of downtown Burlington. Among other local stores and business though, this shoppe stands out due to their stunning pink and white exterior.
During the summer, the streets are bustling with people soaking in the summer sun and enjoying an ice cream at Kelly’s!
And, in the winter, the streets and store is lit up with Christmas lights and decor, inviting you in to grab a sweet treat and hot drink!
There is nothing more magical and fun than Kelly’s Bake Shoppe!
Pro Tip: After you have grabbed a cupcake or coffee from the shoppe, why not take a ten minute walk down to the lakeshore? You’ll get amazing views and might even see across the lake to the CN Tower in Toronto if you’re lucky!
The Delicious Menu Items:
You would think that by using organic ingredients, there is no way a baked good could taste that great! Well, think again! Are you ready to see a glimpse of the amazing treats they have to offer?
Let’s start with what they’re known for – CUPCAKES! Here are some of the offerings:
- Birthday Cake
- Black and White
- Chocolate Coconut
- Coffee Break
- Cookie Dough
- Cookies n’ Cream
- Dulce de Leche
- Red Velvet
- Strawberry Shortcake
- Vanilla Bean
Yes, I know! So many great options! Now for cookies:
- Chocolate Chip Cookie
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich
- Skinny Cookie
- Snickerdoodle Cookie
- Snickerdoodle Cookie Sandwich
- World Peace Cookie
If you haven’t already noticed, they offer cookies AND cookie sandwiches (absolutely delicious!)
Now, I won’t list every product on their menu, but the rest of the irresistible items include:
- Muffins (banana, carrot, pumpkin, blueberry… you get the point!)
- Ice Cream
- Cakes (you can pre-order these as well)
- AND lots of beverages (espresso drinks, hot chocolate, tea)
Oh, and did I mention the owners wrote and now sell a cookbook?
It’s called Made with Love and it offers more than 100 delicious, gluten-free, plant-based recipes for the sweet and savory moments in life.
You are going to want a this book that shares all of their secret recipes, tips, and tricks for living a healthier lifestyle.
Plus, they have a super convenient grab-and-go freezer! If you’re ever in a rush or want to pick up some desserts for last minute guests, rest assured that Kelly’s will have your back. The freezer is always loaded with goodies, like chocolate brownie trays, cookies, and cakes!
I ordered their Mile High Brownie Cake to celebrate my graduation! All my family and friends, vegan and non vegan alike, loved this gorgeous and delectable cake.
I would definitely recommend you pick one up from their freezer section or place an order, you will not be disappointed.
Even more convenient, Kelly’s Bake Shoppe can deliver their products if you are in the GTA, Guelph, Cambridge or Kitchener! Everyone should be able to try their irresistible desserts!
Beautiful and Cozy Atmosphere!
The atmosphere is often argued as one of the most valued aspects of a restaurant or cafe, and boy does Kelly’s Bake Shoppe prove just that!
As soon as you enter the shoppe, you are greeted by the delicious smells of baked goods, smiling faces, and a decorated interior that is uniquely charming!
As I said, Kelly’s Bake Shoppe is so special because it is a family-operated business.
Although it has become quite popular in recent years, the bake shoppe still maintains its intimate and welcoming atmosphere through their kind staff and the decor of the bakery itself.
Kelly’s Bake Shoppe is filled with natural light that seeps through multiple windows and illuminates the vibrant white and pink decor of the shoppe, which is both modern and antique.
There are words written on the back wall in chalk, cute and candid photos of the mother and daughter duo on the walls, and even an inspirational quote written on the ceiling!
Yes, the ceiling! How much more artistic and unique can a bakery be?
Trust us when I say the ENTIRE shoppe is beautifully decorated and ready for all the Instagram stories and pictures you can take.
I know every time I visit, I always manage to capture a stunning photo – the environment is so trendy!
The atmosphere will make you will feel so relaxed and at home!
So, whether you are going to spend quality time with friends and family or simply to grab a coffee and a cookie to get some work done on your laptop, you can be certain that you are going to have a positive and memorable experience at Kelly’s Bake Shoppe!
Future of Kelly’s Bake Shoppe
In the summer of 2019, Kelly and Erinn made a huge announcement on Instagram about the future of their bakery. They plan to open a new location in the Spring of 2020 in beautiful Prince Edward County!
Although they did not go into the fine details about their second location, the property is on roughly three acres of land and there will be a patio and a deck (a feature that the Burlington location does not have).
They also committed to announcing that they are in the works of acquiring a liquor license and that dogs will be welcome in the new shoppe.
Talk about an exciting time for bakery lovers!
BONUS: Our Favourite Baked Goods
As a bonus for reading all the way to the end of our review, we are going to share our favourite baked goods that we know you’ll absolutely fall in love with! Ready?
- Snickerdoodle Cookie: You might be wondering why I chose something this simple.
Well, let me tell you, Kelly’s Bake Shoppe makes the best snickerdoodle cookies I have ever eaten. I know, a pretty bold claim!
The cinnamon coating on this vegan cookie, combined with the soft and chewy centre make for a pretty mouth-watering treat.
- Mile High Brownie: Did you know this is the brownie that made Kelly’s Bake Shoppe famous?
Although this might be enough information to make you want to try this rich and decadent dessert, there’s more!
Their mile high brownie also placed 1st at the Toronto Vegan Bake Off for 4 years now AND is their best selling item!
There hasn’t been a time where I have visited Kelly’s and not gotten this insanely delicious treat. It is a must try. Enough said!
- Pumpkin Scone: I wasn’t a big fan of scones until I tried this! Why? It is perfectly soft and not overbearingly sweet!
Plus, the maple nutmeg frosting is incomparable! This yummy treat is only available during the weekends though, so keep this in mind when planning your visit!
- Skinny Cookie: Looking for something to enjoy that even more healthy and delicious? If so, this cookie is absolutely perfect for you.
The skinny cookie is cane sugar free and flourless. Sweetened with bananas and a combination of sunflower seed butter and oats, it is heavenly!
Eating a healthy dessert never tasted this good – it has held its reputation as their most popular cookie for a reason!
Oh, and of course, all of the cookie sandwiches! Yes, every single one is beyond delicious and sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Don’t ask how I know that…
Time For You to Visit!
I hope we have convinced you that Kelly’s Bake Shoppe should be #1 on your bucket list of bakeries.
It is my all time favourite spot that I go when I want a treat, to have some coffee and get work done, or to celebrate milestones with family at.
If you live close and haven’t already been, you should definitely head on down to their store and experience the radiating, friendly atmosphere and taste their unparalleled desserts firsthand!
Buzzfeed agrees with us, so you should too!
Let us know about your experience in the comment section below!