Happy New Year from all of the team at The Winchester Bakery! Whilst we’re excited to see where 2024 takes us, we know that January can feel like it drags on forever. To help you through the month, there’s nothing nicer than treating yourself to a little something sweet – whether it’s a Friday cinnamon bun, a weekend coffee catch up, or taking home a selection of pastries to savour with family.

We have a selection of gluten-free and vegan bakes on our counters too, so there really is something for everyone to enjoy!

Here are a few of our favourite bakes to enjoy this January…

French Pastries – flaky, buttery pastry makes a comforting treat in the winter. Choose from a classic croissant (we love it with butter and jam, or dunked in a mocha), an almond croissant with frangipane and apricot jam, a sweet pain au chocolat, or a juicy pain aux raisins. We get ours baked and delivered fresh from the award-winning Street Bakeshop. Grab your favourite coffee, pastry of choice and the bay window table upstairs at The Winchester Bakery for a relaxing continental breakfast, watching the world go by on the High Street below.


Cakes – If you’re feeling the January blues, cake is always the answer! We have various cakes to choose from, including gluten-free and/ or vegan options (like the orange polenta cake or peanut butter cupcake). Cake is best served with a good cup of tea, perfect for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up!


Tray Bakes – Here at The Winchester Bakery we always have a variety of tray bakes for you to savour. Chocolate brownies available in lots of different flavours (including cornflake brownie pictured above, mint chocolate, orange chocolate, s’mores and more!), blondies, cherry bakewell slices, cookie slices and more..! The hardest part is choosing which to have.


Swedish Cinnamon Buns – A firm favourite of our team and customers, Romsey-based Swedish Baking Studio deliver cinnamon buns to us every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We regularly have the classic cardamom cinnamon bun which is vegan, but you’ll also find other flavours such as Biscoff (pictured), vanilla custard and more. They are the perfect indulgent treat to brighten any dreary January day!


We hope that’s given you some literal food for thought this month, and we look forward to seeing you soon for coffee and a treat!