Kelly's Bake Shoppe

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401 Brant St (at downtown), Burlington, Ontario, Canada, L7R 2E9

Vegan and gluten-free bakery est. 2012 by conscious chef & baker Kelly Childs and her daughter Erinn. Makes a variety of goodies including cakes, brownies, and cookies which are all soy-free, nut-free, and nutritionally-dense. Also serving coffee, coconut milk latte, and specialty beverages. Awarded 1st prize and best-in-show at the Toronto Vegan Bake-Off sponsored by the Toronto Vegetarian Association. Open Mon 9:00am-5:00pm, Tue-Sat 9:00am-9:00pm, Sun 11:00am-9:00pm.

20 Reviews

First Review by stephlovesbowen

Guilty Pleasure - Edit

This place is a must go-to for anyone visiting or passing by Burlington. Love the smiley staff, the desserts, the packaging so much that I had to buy their cookbook!

Pros: yummy desserts, friendly staff, packaging

Cons: pricey

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OH MY GOD - Edit

We came here after visiting Niagara on the Lake on the way back to Toronto. It was slightly out of the way but not too bad. Best. Decision. Ever.

Great decor, good seating options and bathrooms, and friendly and helpful staff.

The soft serve was amazing, The cookie was amazing. The cupcake was amazing. Why oh why didn't I try the mile-high brownie? If I'm ever in the area again I will go there on a totally empty stomach and eat everything. They also do loyalty cards - dangerous!

I recommend this place highly - and have heard nothing but good things about their cafe, Lettuce Love cafe, which is nearby.

Pros: Cakes, Soft serve, Shop and staff

Cons: Location

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first time - Edit

Friendly staff. Great treats. Just a little chaotic and unorganized. My experience resulted in a mishap with my order, resulting in 2 transactions, and a longer wait time. But very delicious 😋

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AMAZING - Edit

Their ice cream is a dream come true. I had a brownie sundae with vanilla soft serve and caramel sauce and I couldn't have been more impressed. Very upscale bakery.

Pros: AMAZING ice cream , professional and helpful staff, beautiful presentation of food

Cons: expensive

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Brilliant cakes - Edit

We got a box of 12 cupcakes, a mile high brownie and a cook book so we could try and bake anything we couldn't eat on this trip! There is a huge selection of cupcake flavours each day and the mile high brownie is amazing (brownie, with icing, with marshmallowy stuff, with caramel, with more brownie). There is a bit of seating to eat in, but not a huge amount. Their cook book is great, I use it all the time.

Pros: Great selection

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delicious - Edit

Everything is amazing here! Consistent, yummy, fun! Love visiting the shop. Staff is super helpful and friendly too!

...However, they advertise as a "healthy" bakery which is misleading due to high quantities of sugar and other high glycemic ingredients in most of their products. Just something to keep in mind.

Pros: vegan, gluten free, peanut free

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I'm not one for sweets, but... - Edit

These are the best vegan baked good I've ever had. I tried quite a bit off the menu and was so impressed with the recipe and care taken to bake them right. Must try, even if you're not big on desserts.

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A wonderful addition to the neighbourhood - Edit

Kelly's Bake Shoppe was a very welcome addition to the Burlington downtown. It's a great place to go when you feel like having a little treat. Most of the desserts are a bit sweet for my taste (they're quite a bit sweeter than some other bakeries), but they're nice once in a while. The raspberry squares are my favourite. The donuts are very good, too.

Pros: Wide selection, Very friendly staff, Beautiful store

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Literally THE BEST - Edit

I don't even know where to start. The brownies, the pea muffins, and double chocolate donuts were THE BEST BAKED GOODS I'VE EVER EATEN. Bravo, Kelly. You have won my heart.

Pros: Literally everything, Day-old baked goods are half off

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You will not be disappointed - Edit

I just read another review and I have to agree with her: I tried a bunch of different things (brownies, muffins, donuts) and they were painfully good. Best brownies I've ever had. Best donuts I've ever had. Best muffins on Earth. Please go here and give them your business. Please let me live here.

Pros: Excellent food, Friendly, accommodating staff , Huge variety

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i'm in love - Edit

bought a bunch of cupcakes and cookies and its painful how good everything was. froze the cupcakes and they were still good days later! Nanaimo bar was perfect. the girl who served me was nice and helpful too!

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No bad choices here! - Edit

Any comment wouldn't do justice to this place! Everything is good and fresh. You will want to try every single cupcake and you probably should.
The mile high brownie is still my favourite, but everything is so delicious and appealing, you will have trouble choosing.
DO GO!

Pros: Delicious, Great different flavours, Awesome staff

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Impressive - Edit

So thrilled to find this vegan bakery on Happycow -- a real gem. I hope they stay around for a long time.

Pros: all vegan, gorgeous, tasty

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Call me crazy but... - Edit

This place has a great atmosphere and the baked goods are decent but the marketing drives me insane. Cupcakes are not healthy. The soft serve seems overpriced, cupcakes are heavy and greasy, the mile high brownies are good to share but sooooo sweet.

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Best Vegan Bakery - Edit

OMG this place is fantastic! Everything a vegan dreams of- delicious healthy treats( must have decadent mile high brownie) , guilt free( skinny cookie sweetened with roasted banana) ,clean, pleasant friendly happy service! So pretty ~ look for Twinkly pink lights curbside, great healthy excitement! Charming downtown Burlington stroll from sister restaurant LETTUCE LOVE

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Love this bakeshop so much! - Edit

It's not always easy to find vegan AND gluten-free baked goods that are, well, good! Often it's one or the other but not both. Kelly's has figured it out! Their cupcakes are absolutely to die for, you'll find yourself thinkging "these are vegan and gluten-free?? no way!" The "Skinny Cookies" are my favourite, they are so delicious and satisfying and happily also guilt-free since they have no flour or refined sugar. It's so awesome that a place like this exists because it means veganism (and gluten-free diets)never mean deprivation, we CAN have it all. Delicious sweets that are free of unhealthy and cruel animal ingredients! I'll be ordering all of my birthday cakes from Kelly's from now on. The staff are all very friendly too. Just go, you'll be amazed!
Updated from previous review on Saturday August 17, 2013

Pros: vegan, gluten-free, delicious

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PeterShaw 01 Jun 2014 - Excellent dessert place. We had the vanilla and chocolate combo soft serve ice cream (not). It was delicious. Thanks very much Kelly as you hired great staff members.  


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Black Magic, Lemon, Red Velvet. World Peace. - Edit

Have some non-vegan skeptics? Hit them with a bite of the Mile-High brownie and they'll be converted. The brownie is moist, but the real kicker is the Ganache drizzled on top.

I'm a sucker for anything with their decadent ganache, so naturally I love their black magic cupcake - rich chocolate cake filled with ganache.

But they're not all about rich, chocolately decadence. Some of their cupcakes that rival the Black Magic & Mile High brownie are most definitely the Lemon cupcake & Red Velvet.

The Lemon is perfect - so light, flavorful but not overpowering, and has, in my opinion, the best icing on top (also slightly lemon). Just a perfect, light, treat. The Red Velvet is unbelievable - and the most flavorful cake base for sure. I'd say avoid the Vanilla and Cookies and Cream - they don't stand up to the others.

And their cookies - I wasn't blown away by their chocolate cookie, but others have sworn by it. For me - it's all about their World Peace Cookie. I could eat a dozen in one go. They're the perfect oat cookie. Even if you're not a fan of oats, I guarantee you will love this one. Kelly has posted the recipe on her blog which I encourage everyone to try for themselves - it really is one of the best oatmeal cookie recipes out there :)

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The Moral and Nutritional Evolution of Baked Goods - Edit

Healthiest cupcakes, brownies and cookies you are going to find in Burlington. And very yummy. And organic. And soy-free. And gluten-free. (And cruelty-free!) Damn!

I've heard a few complaints that the cupcakes were dry or not very good... well, I bought two cupcakes the other day and they were moist and tasted incredible.

To be honest, the first time I tried the mile-high brownie at Kelly's, it wasn't that great. But the second, and third, and (yes, fourth) time I had it? FANTASTIC. Perhaps the person who baked your dry cupcake was new, or in a slump... or had a break up. Or had to pee and left the oven on too long. Who knows.

If you thought the cupcakes were dry the first time you tried them, I say give it another chance. Or, you know... just go back to the animal/chemical-based frankencakes with preservatives and such.

Kelly's Bake Shoppe is part of the moral and nutritional evolution of baked goods.
Updated from previous review on Friday April 05, 2013

Pros: Vegan, Organic, Soy-free

Cons: Corn used in some of their products

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Amazing!! - Edit

Love this place! Went in for the first time to get a cupcake for my daughters first birthday and was blown away by the lovely atmosphere and friendly service. I ended up getting more cupcakes then I intended and wasn't disappointed! My daughter loved her vanilla bean birthday cupcake :)

Pros: Vegan, Fresh, Delicious!!

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Excellent - Edit

We are so fortunate to have a vegan, gluten free Bakery right here in our neighbourhood. We knew that the Bakery would be awesome because the original cafe called Kind Food has been established for sometime and is also a treasure. The baked goods are incredible. The bakery is gorgeous!

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Chia 07 Feb 2013 - Wow, those cake and cookie photos look amazing. I'd like to go there.  


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