Where to Eat: Duft & Co Bakehouse

We are always on the hunt for new and delicious places to eat, especially locally. I’m also a sucker when it comes to baked goods. Enter Duft & Co Bakehouse.

A few months ago, M and I stumbled upon this little gem while searching for an alternative to the chain coffee shops that we normally frequent. It’s a small shop, with 8 small tables and one large communal table in the centre of the shop.
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There is a large display case to show off all of the baked goods that are out for that day. I suspect that the glass is there, in part, to keep people from drooling on the food. Seriously.
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Just LOOK at that stuff. The worst best part is that I didn’t even capture everything that they have. If you are a lover of fresh, mouth-watering goodies, you need to check them out. Even if you are not a fan of them, you still need to come by, because there is a bit of something here for everyone.

We’ve been coming here now for a few months, and although I kind of wish I could keep my favourite place as our little secret, I have already told people who have told people and… well, you get it. I know this place is just too good to keep to myself. It just wouldn’t be fair to not let everyone try it. Trust me, one bite and you will be hooked.

Everything here is baked fresh daily by owners Tyler and Cassandra and their team and there are no day-old goods sold. The croissants and pastries are made with ingredients like real butter and you can taste the passion with which the chefs prepare the food with the very first bite.

Not since I was in Europe in my twenties have I tasted such amazing pastries. The Ham & Cheese croissant is one of my favourite treats, buttery, cheesy and a bit naughty.
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The twice-baked almond croissants are a force unto themselves. They are filled with an almond frangipane, topped with icing sugar and sliced almonds. They are so rich that I can usually only eat half in one sitting, but that just spreads out the goodness for later.
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Another favourite is the cinnamon buns. These things are huge! If I come by myself, I always try to bring two home for the big and little dudes.
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I also highly recommend the cheese danish.
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It has a hint of citrus to it to give it a bit of an extra kick. They are such a hard to find item, so I’m glad that they have added them to the menu (at least for now).

One thing I have learned, though, is to not get too attached to anything, as things are changed up often. I miss you Pumpkin Pie danish.

Another thing I like about Duft & Co Bakehouse are their lunches. They have daily soup, salad and sandwich features as well as two sandwiches that are offered ecery day. I have tried several of the creations and they have all been fantastic. Lunch is served from 11:30-2:00 during the week and if you want to try the daily special I recommend that you come as close to 11:30 as you can, as they often sell out.
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There are also a couple of different flavours of tomato pie, which is like their version of pizza, each day to choose from. The Margharita pie is fantastic – very simple with just sauce and cheese, topped with shredded fresh basil. Just perfect.
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To tempt you further, here are a couple of the daily features I have tried recently.
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The BLT with double smoked bacon, oven roasted tomatoes, lettuce and homemade garlic mayo on a croissant. I’m not normally a BLT girl but this was incredible. It totally changed the way I feel about it.

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The mac & cheese was rich and cheesy and a perfect comfort food lunch.

Often I don’t get pictures of what we try though, because everything is so yummy we tuck right in.

Their drinks are something special too. Not just another coffeehouse, they make a lot of their syrups and sauces from scratch, including the chocolate sauce for their hot chocolates and mochas. My current love is the Caramel Cider made from local apple cider and homemade caramel sauce. It’s sweet but not mouth puckeringly so, light and comforting.
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I also recommend their peppermint hot chocolate or mocha, and if you get one, be sure to top it with a homemade vanilla marshmallow!
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My coffee snob husband and friends have declared the espressos, Americanos and lattes to be fantastic too, and although I personally haven’t tried them, I am quite sure that they are.
Duft & Co Bakehouse is celebrating their first anniversary this weekend, and are donating 20% of the proceeds of sales on Saturday to the family of a local 5 yr old girl who is battling cancer. They also donate goods to the Hospice society for the teas that are run at the palliative care ward at the hospital and to the Food Bank.

On any visit to Duft & Co, you are likely to run into owners Tyler and Cassandra working away and greeting customers. The staff are friendly and make genuine attempts to get to know you. Combine that with the amazing food and you’ve got a winning combination in my books.

Duft & Co Bakehouse is located at 2636 Montrose Ave in Abbotsford.

This post is completely unsponsored. I’m sharing it because it is amazing and I want everyone to know about it. All opinions are ours alone.

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