Bread the way it ought to be made
LaHave Bakery bread is made with the finest natural ingredients. The proprietor, Gael Watson, believes deeply in producing high quality healthy bread. She encourages in her staff a love of the craft of bread-making, and a pride in the use of natural ingredients. Stone-ground, organically grown wheat from Longspell Farm in Kingsport, fresh whole eggs, whole milk, honey, organic cold-pressed canola oil, and a variety of other carefully sourced ingredients are a must for our breads. Since LaHave Bakery bread is wholesome and does not contain preservatives or artificial additives, it should be stored in your refrigerator from the day after your purchase.
All of our breads, buns and bagels are shaped by hand and we use a cool slow-rise method to ensure a better bread flavour. Many of the bread recipes are Gael's own, including Milk and Honey, Anadama, Barley Bread, Potato Bread, Cheddar Cheese and Herb, and many more. Speciality breads are produced during holiday periods and for special events. These include Challah, Greek Christopsomo, Italian Panettone, Viennese Striezel, Ethiopian Spice Bread and many others.
If you're wondering whether or not your favourite breads are available on the day of your visit please ring the bakery ahead of time to check (902 688-2908).
We can often make to order if given a couple of day's notice. Our pizzas are made in-house with the bases made fresh each day from light herb dough. You can buy our breads, bagels and buns to take home, or you can sample some of them through our ever-varying brunch, lunch and snack menus.
You can buy LaHave Bakery breads and other goods at either of our bakery locations, in the village of LaHave or in Mahone Bay, year round. Some of our bread varieties are also available at local supermarkets (Sobeys and Superstore).
In addition to our breads, we also make croissants and pain au chocolat (made with butter), muffins, cup cakes, cookies, sweets such as date squares and nanaimo bars, fruit pies, and cakes. Need a cake for a party or some sweets for a special event? We bake to order, just phone us (902 688-2908) and tell us what you need. Savoury meals such as macaroni and cheese, shepherd's pies, curries (vegetarian and meat), soups, sandwiches, burgers, salads, pizzas, wraps, and panini are also made in-house. Visit our Brunch & Lunch page for more information.
The LaHave Bakery, Mahone Bay: