Modern Baker

  • Bakery Bakery
    ( 5 reviews )

214 Banbury Rd, Oxford, England

Organic sourdough bakery making healthier breads, biscuits, and cakes. Vegan options include all sourdough breads, raw shortbread, peanut butter cups, vanilla cake, barberry cake, orchard cake, and other healthy treats. Open Mon-Sat 8:30am-5:00pm, Sun 9:00am-4:00pm.

5 Reviews

First Review by treehousecanoe

A beautiful cafe with beautiful cakes! - Edit

I came to Modern Baker as I was passing through Oxford. Upon arriving at the cafe, I was amazed by the wonderfully friendly staff and abundance of freshly baked goodies available! The beautiful and funky interior was a fun and quirky twist, different to many of the typical coffee-stop-shops you see on the high street nowadays! As well as offering pastries and cakes, there was also a brilliant toast bar which I definitely made the most out of! I didn't feel a slice of guilt after ordering cakes for myself, and I even ended up bring a few cinnamon buns back for the family! Lovely recipes, naturally sourced and organic ingredients used, what's not to love ! The ladies behind the counter were incredibly helpful, too.

I would recommend Modern Baker to anyone looking for a lovely indulgent treat without worrying about feeling guilty about it afterwards! I also purchased a fresh loaf which has been feeding my family for the days afterwards, and I will definitely going back to get our weekly fix of the 'seedy seedy sourdough!' The loaves are beautifully rustic and fresh, we just can't get enough!

A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon, spent in a lovely, sunny location! Thank you, Modern Baker! I will be back soon for another cinnamon bun!

Updated from previous review on 2018-04-17

Pros: Delicious products , Organically sourced , Incredibly helpful staff

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Good for bread and drinks but disappointing cakes - Edit

I’ve been to Modern Baker on several occasions and find their sourdough bread very tasty, as are the matcha lattes (make sure you ask for non-dairy milk as they will assume dairy!). However, none of the vegan cakes (there aren’t many, mainly tiny raw slices) or cookies have been anything like as nice as most vegan bakes. Oily and far too salty. Sadly I don’t think the baker is modern enough to have discovered how to master vegan baking... The vegetarian cakes look fine, but they are no good to a vegan! Big plus is that they sometimes stock Wild Fizz Kombucha which is delicious.

Pros: sourdough bread, Wild Fizz Kombucha

Cons: poor vegan cakes and cookies, some staff members are unfriendly

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amazing! - Edit

friendly staff, small independent bakery. Focus on sourdough and non refined sugar with vegan and raw options. Small thought so not so good for bigger groups. Can also buy their products at Planet Organic and Selfidges branches in London. Also have gluten free and dairy free options. Good idea to ask if there are any extra raw things in the fridge.

Pros: raw vegan options, gluten free options , independently owned

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Try the healthy hot chocolate! - Edit

Lovely little bakery with very kind staff and lots of vegan cake/cookie options. The hot chocolate and matcha latte were delicious as was the banana loaf.

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very cute and many options!! - Edit

A very small sweet cafe/shop. despite not being entirely vegan, there is a multitude of vegan options, as well as a range of gluten free options... Theres always fresh cakes, loaves, biscuits, you name it!! A very cozy atmosphere, and the mix of cafe and health store works well to create a communal, cosy environment. I can only recommend the healthy hot chocolate, which is delicious!!

Pros: gluten free option, vegan potions

Cons: pretty small space, not good for bigger parties

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