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Bigsby the Bakehouse-Fabulous Bread!

Sam Salmon Apr 1, 2013 07:14 AM

Cycled up to Arbutus Ridge/McKenzie Heights on the weekend following rumours of huge delicious loaves of bread and found a motherlode-Bigsby has some outstanding products!

The large white loaf I bought was still warm from the oven and proved to be the best bread I've eaten this year just scrumptious.

Classic bakery/cafe setup with great service-it's kind of a shame it's in such an obscure location @ 33rd & MacKenzie-if you're at all motivated it's well worth checking out.



  1. LotusRapper Apr 1, 2013 02:30 PM

    Great tip, Sam !

    Looking at their website, Earl Morris look very familiar but I couldn't put a finger on it, until I read the article and it turns out he was the owner of Red Onion (and doesn't look stressed as he did while at the RO). Good for them, I wish them all the success.

    Maybe eventually they'll add burgers to their menu ;-)

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    1. re: LotusRapper
      grayelf Apr 1, 2013 08:13 PM

      Yeah, nice intel, Sam. I'm glad to hear another bakery went in where the Tinker's Hatch used to be. I still miss their Eccles cakes. And it's only a few moments drive past La Buca...

    2. k
      kinnickinnik Apr 1, 2013 08:51 PM

      Did they set up in the old Tinker's Hatch space?
      NM - see greyelf answered that already. Nice. Agree about the Eccles cakes - they were a fave snack when I worked nearby a couple of decades ago.

      1. g
        Georgia Strait Apr 2, 2013 02:58 PM

        ...just looked at some product pix on their facebook - and wow - i'd sure like to try that poppyseed lemon cake - with thinly sliced meyer lemon IN the cake - did your bike ride have room for that SSalmon? (trouble is - i don't have my partner's hollow legs from biking - the cals stick to me)

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        1. re: Georgia Strait
          Sam Salmon Apr 2, 2013 05:55 PM

          I didn't pick up any desert @ Bigsby at all-a mistake as it happens.

          I headed across the intersection to Butter which sadly seems to have jumped the shark-the goods are good but selection quite limited.

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