Now that summer is here and the weather is hot you’ll be sure to be spending your days by the beach and enjoying what South Georgian Bay has to offer! We have outlined a guide to sweet treats in South Georgian Bay that you and your family are sure to enjoy when you’re looking to cool off and satisfy your sweet tooth!
Bakery by the Bay Stayner
Bakery by the Bay is one of the newer additions to Stayner and they have been bumping ever since they opened! If you’re looking for some real comfort food that hugs you from the inside, this is the place to go! Bakery by the Bay makes all of their products from scratch with a lot of love and care and is located right on the main street of Stayner. They offer a variety of sweet treats such as cupcakes, lemon loaf, cookies, house made pies, as well as a list of different butter tarts to choose from. Make sure to pop in on a Thursday, Saturday or Sunday to ensure you get to try their fan favourite cinnamon rolls! Made fresh every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday morning, these cinnamon rolls sell out quickly so make sure you arrive early or call ahead to pre-book your order! Also, Sundays are when they experiment with fun new cinnamon roll flavours. Yum!
Pom Pom Treat Hut
Pom Pom Treat Hut has what you need to fulfill your ice cream needs! With a variety of different flavours to choose from you are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! Pom Pom offers a selection of vegan ice creams to choose from as well as ice cream cakes, (vegan and non vegan) ice cream sandwiches, milkshakes, floats, candy and more! There is something for everyone to enjoy! Pom Pom has 2 locations. Visit their original shop in Thornbury or head over to their brand new shop and store in Meaford. Get ready to pack up the family and head on over for a tasty sweet treat this hot summer!
Thornbury Bakery Café
Located in the heart of downtown Thornbury, you can find all of the fresh baked goods to meet your sweet-tooth needs! Thornbury Bakery Café is a family owned and community built landmark that has been around since 1901! This bakery is a MUST stop during your visit in South Georgian Bay and we promise you won’t be disappointed! Originally known for their chelsea buns, cinnamon buns, chop suey buns and butter tarts, there is plenty of variety to choose from! They also offer custom cakes, catering, specialty gluten-free and keto breads, and so much more. The staff over at Thornbury Bakery Café start in the very early hours of the morning to begin creating everything from scratch, resulting in products that are guaranteed fresh and homemade! The Bakery is open 7 days a week Monday-Sunday 8am-4pm so come say “Hi” and get some fresh baked goods that will leave you wanting more!
The Creemore Bakery is your next stop to sweet treats in South Georgian Bay! Located right in downtown Creemore on Mill Street, you can be sure to find something perfect for you! The goal at Creemore Bakery is to warm their customers’ souls through delicious artisan treats and pastries. The staff put their hand rolling, finger fluting, and good ole tradition and technique into everything they create. You’ll definitely be able to taste the tender care and love that went into each and every product. The Creemore Bakery offers a variety of pastries and sweets, ranging from their wide selection of tarts, to their daily fresh made Brioche Donuts. With distinct European inspiration, wholesome ingredients, and a little bit of devilish goodness, the Creemore Bakery invites you to come try some of these delicious treats. They can’t wait to see you!
Surf Café Blue Mountains
Surf Café is a great place for you to enjoy fresh and local products made from scratch! Located along Highway 26 in the Blue Mountains, Surf Café offers a wide selection of options to choose from, including fresh made muffins, croissants, cinnamon buns, butter tarts, scones and more! All of their baked goods are made fresh each day in house, including their variety of hot and cold specialty drinks and lunch menu. Looking to cool down on one of these hot summer days? Don’t worry because Surf Café also offers ice cream! We all scream for ice cream!! Pack up the kids and enjoy some of their local tasty treats!
Mr. Norms Nephew
Mr. Norms Nephew has been a Wasaga Beach staple since 1980! Located on Mosley street and very close to beach areas 1-6, you can choose from hundreds of flavours and combos. Here’s how it works: first choose whether you prefer frozen yogurt or ice cream, then choose your flavour, you can have one or or mix and match to make your own delicious creation! Lastly, choose from a waffle cone, sugar cone, or cup and you’re all set to enjoy a sweet and yummy treat! All of their flavours are made with real and fresh ingredients that you will be sure to enjoy! Not only does Mr. Norms Nephew offer a unique ice cream experience, they also serve delicious milkshakes for you to mix and match your flavours with! Mr. Norms Nephew also has a second location right on the beachfront of beach area 1, just meters from the water. Come experience a local favourite without even having to dry off!
Grandma’s Beach Treats
Grandma’s Beach Treats is another local fan favourite! Located minutes away from the beachfront, Grandma’s Beach Treats offers a huge selection of ice cream flavours and baked goods. With something for everyone’s taste buds, they sell ice cream, homemade milkshakes, cookies, butter tarts, old-fashioned banana splits, root beer floats and more! Make sure to stop by on your next visit to the beach to try out some local treats! You won’t leave disappointed!
Nicky’s Doughnuts & Ice Cream
Located just off the main street in Collingwood, Nicky’s Doughnuts & Ice Cream is home to a variety of specialty donut and ice cream flavours. Stop by for a single donut or cone, or go for a tub of ice cream and a dozen/half a dozen of donuts that are ready for you to take home to share with the family (or don’t share because it’s so good, we aren’t judging). Don’t worry vegan and gluten-free friends, Nicky’s offers a few different options for you! Pop in and enjoy some unique sweets!
Heavenly Café is your step into Paris without having to travel far or pay for a flight! Here you will find buttery flaky pastries that are made with love and the utmost fresh ingredients. Looking for the perfect dessert? Heavenly Café has an incredible selection of cakes and treats made in-house as well as brought in from the finest boutique bakeries. You have not lived until you have experienced one of their famous cinnamon buns! Truly heavenly! They also offer a lot of gluten-free choices that are equally delicious. As well, make sure to try some of Heavenly Cafe’s handmade chocolates and truffles. They are sold by the piece as well as in beautiful gift boxes.
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