Baked Goods of Bristol

: Kaylee Pugliese, Photo Manager

Baked goods have been around for thousands of years, beginning early in the Roman Empire as art. The trend grew, and baked goods were starting to be sold in the streets.

Now, bakeries are cozy little spots for pastries, snacks, and quality cups of coffee. Some specialize in weddings cakes, some in bread and small pastries. Luckily, there are a few quaint bakeries here in Bristol.  Take a break from the Starbucks or Dunkin on campus and head out to one of these pleasant bake shops to curl up with a great novel or get some studying done while sipping on a hot latte.

The Cake Gallery

The Cake Gallery, located on Hope Street, is home to a great community and delicious desserts. The bakery has been providing people with sweetness and happiness for 22 years. Their mission is to provide customers with a place to feel like they are at home. There is a sense of culture here that is hard to describe but easy to feel. Stop by The Cake Gallery and try their cakes, cookies, pies, pastries, and fresh cups of coffee. Here, you can have the comfort of enjoying homemade goods in what feels like a homey space. The Cake Gallery’s hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

The Beehive Pantry

Every student at Roger or resident of Bristol loves a good trip to the popular Beehive Cafe. The Beehive Cafe offers an upstairs seating loft with a stunning ocean view to make your cup of coffee and pastry that much more enjoyable. But did you know that they opened another location where you can purchase food and ingredients used by Beehive? Well get excited, because The Beehive Pantry is located on Gooding Avenue. They have an espresso bar, bread bakery, pastry shop, and prepared foods and meals. Pastry options include banana bread, brownies, muffins, magic bars, pumpkin pie, and so much more. You can order ahead and purchase gift cards that can be used at the cafe called “Honey Money”. The Beehive Pantry is open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Batista Bakery & Pastry

This quaint, homey bakery located on Franklin Street is a hidden Bristol gem, but this place is too good to keep a secret. With fresh, homemade goods, you can’t go wrong with stopping in here for a sweet snack. Batista has authentic Portuguese pastries to add a diverse culture to the shop and create a morenontraditional American baking vibe. Taking a trip here is definitely worth it for the experience and yummy new treats.

Get off campus this weekend and spend a few hours bakery hopping around Bristol and get a chance to taste all the local extraordinary baked goods.