A bakery selling cakes, pastries and bread to takeaway or sit in, with weekend pop-ups and the occasional workshop too.
Run by husband and wife duo Sam and Anna, bakery47 has fast built a reputation for supplying some of the city’s finest artisan cakes, bakes, and breads from their all-purpose Govanhill location. There’s much to feed the eyes as well as the stomach, with plants and cacti flourishing alongside hand-crafted lampshades and locally made curios. Arrive early to see morning rays stream through great glass windows, illuminating freshly baked sourdough loafs, peanut-butter brownies, and jamaretti biscuits. At the weekend, pop-up baristas are on hand to brew up the perfect friend for your cinnamon porridge, honey buttered toast or lemon and blueberry polenta cake.
- High point: Truly excellent bakes
- Low point: Get down early as they sell out fast
Open for a week at the time of writing, Bakery 47's new shop is the culmination of a real labour of love, starting two years ago with husband and wife team Sam and Anna Luntley selling their speciality sourdough loaves, soda bread and beautiful handmade cakes and scones door to door on a Sunday morning, sourcing fruit from Victoria Gardens allotments and the Gorbals Orchard, and even bartering bakes for fruit from customer’s garden trees. The Sunday delivery is now fulfilling email pre-orders, and the light, airy premises, filled with smells of fresh bread, while being a bakery first, have a few comfy perches to enjoy a buttery croissant or a crumbly brownie with a coffee – with locally ground beans, of course.
- Delivery: Cakes etc. available upon request by email
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Live entertainment: Hosts events such as crafting workshops and start-up stalls for local businesses, lamp making, pop-up coffee from Dear Green, Back to Black, Fun in a Cup, It all Started Here, Pop-ups with restaurants such as Inver.
- Capacity: 15 (10 outdoors)
- Open since: 2015
Reviews & features
Best shops to buy sweet treats for Christmas14 Dec 2016
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When Food and Art Meet for Lunch14 Jun 2016
The Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design and the Year of Food and Drink have plenty to share
From primitive animals etched into cave walls to a bowl of fruit in a still life, food has long been a favourite subject matter in the art world. Currently, it's the ethics and practice of growing, cooking and eating that seem to be consuming people…
Table Talk: bakery47 on punctuation and baking16 Sep 2015
Sam and Anna Luntley, owners of bakery47, talk about baking and the power of the lowercase letter
our philosophy: the freedom of the lower case. we are bakery47, little b not big B. the little letter has always appealed to us and offered us something the big letters don’t. when you name something with a big letter you give it a label; box it in…