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Hand Crafted Bread, Pastry & Cakes

NANAIMO'S SWEETEST BAKERY

We are an artisanal bakery featuring hand-crafted breads and exquisite pastries, located in the south end of Nanaimo, BC in the Southgate Shopping Centre. We opened in late December 2015, hoping our artisanal views on producing top quality baked goods several notches better than the local alternatives’ offerings would be appreciated by our neighbours here in the Chase River area

 

What makes us different? Well first, our breads feature locally milled and sourced organic flours from True Grain in Cowichan, all our baked products are made by us in-house and completely from scratch - nothing is ever brought in frozen or par-baked from a factory.

 

Secondly, we strive to use locally produced ingredients as much as possible. Our cheddar cheese comes from the local producer Paradise Island and is some of the best aged cheddar you'll get your hands on. Our eggs are from Farmer Ben's Eggs in Duncan, the bread flours are milled in Cowichan at True Grain, much of the produce is from local farmers, the vanilla is produced in Victoria by Vanilla Blossom, the honey we use comes from Frederich's Honey in Cedar and so on.  We are proud of our house-made goods and amazing staff and hope that our dedication to the art of baking comes through in our final products.

“Our breads are made with locally sourced organic flours”

PAUL ABOUD, Owner

BREAD

ENJOY OUR DELICIOUS SPECIALTY BREADS

Cheddar
Cheddar "Pull Apart" Loaves
Based on the Peasant White dough, we chop it up and mix in locally produce Paradise Island Aged Cheddar or Cheddar & Jalapeño. Baked in pans, it creates a nice loaf that can be pulled apart in chunks for a tasty snack or, once it has set for a while, can be sliced at home for sandwiches. This bread has a 2 day preferment production process and is available daily.
Peasant White
Peasant White
Looking for a simple sandwich style loaf? This is it! Made with organic untreated white only, it has a subtle taste coming from it’s preferment starter. This bread has a 2 day preferment production process and is available daily.
Light Rye
Light Rye
Our Light Rye contains 40% whole grain organic rye for a distinct flavour. We offer this in classic style or with toasted sunflower. Please call for current bread schedule. This bread has a 2 day rye sourdough production process.

Cheddar “Pull Apart” Loaves

Peasant White

Light Rye

Oatmeal Raisin
Oatmeal Raisin
It’s like dessert in loaf form! This light textured loaf offers 25% organic Red Fife flour, steel cut rolled oats, raisins, Fredrich’s honey and cinnamon. Makes wonderful morning toast with a bit of jam or just buttered, or - IF you somehow manage to have leftovers - great french toast. Mmmm Mmm! Please call for current bread schedule.
Sourdough
Sourdough
The Hearthstone Sourdough is our flagship loaf. Made, as all our breads are, with locally sourced and milled organic flours, it contains 90% untreated white and 10% whole grain rye flours with our own sourdough levain, water and salt. This loaf has a 3 day production process to go from starter to finished loaf, making it last longer and easier to digest. It is available daily. We also offer an additional flavour each day, such as cranberry & walnut, roasted garlic & parmesan, olive tapenade, toasted seed and more, each available on different days of the week. Shown is the cranberry walnut. Please call for current bread schedule.
Whole Grain Red Fife Loaves
Whole Grain Red Fife Loaves
The 7-Grain loaf includes a generous helping of cracked mixed grains (wheat, oats, barley, soy, flax, millet, buckwheat) as well as whole grain Red Fife flour and a touch of local Fredrich's Honey. This is by far our most popular pan loaf and has a 2 day preferment production process. The 7-Grain bread is available daily. We also offer a 100% whole grain Red Fife loaf; please call for current bread schedule.

Oatmeal Raisin

Sourdough

7-Grain Red Fife Loaf

Specialty Breads
Specialty Breads
In this category, we place our Baker’s Choice loaves as well as seasonal offerings. Be sure to “Like” our Facebook page to keep up with announcements on the various flavours & styles. The loaf shown in the photo is our popular White Chocolate Pisachio Babka - sweet and delicious!

Specialty Breads

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Berlin Rye
Berlin Rye
The heartier cousin to our light rye, this loaf comes in at 90% organic whole grain rye. It is offered in two sizes: 1.1Kg large loaf or 550g round. This bread is great for combining with robust flavours like cheeses and deli meats as it will hold its own quite nicely. This bread has a 2 day rye sourdough production process. Please call for our current bread schedule.

Berlin

Specialty Breads
Specialty Breads
In this category, we place our Bread of the Month and Baker’s Choice loaves as well as seasonal offerings. Be sure to “Like” our Facebook page to keep up with announcements on the various flavours & styles. The Bread of the Month shown in the photo is our popular Tea Loaf, a fruity desert style bread made with, you may have guessed, tea! In this case, we’ve infused it with raspberry or spiced apple tea.

Specialty Breads

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PASTRY

DELICIOUS PASTRIES PREPARED FRESH EVERY DAY

Flatbread
Flatbread
Perfect for a quick lunch. Check out the flavour of the day. Topped with fresh vegetables and lots of cheese.
Strudel
Strudel
Strudel made with fresh fruit wrapped in house made all butter puff pastry, baked to golden perfection. Apple or seasonal varieties available.
Carrot Cake
Carrot Cake
Our carrot cake is nut free and packed with flavour! Pineapple, coconut and spices make this cake super moist and absolutely scrumptious. It’s topped with lemon cream cheese icing and toasted coconut.

Flatbread

Strudel

Carrot Cake

Tuscan Ham and Havarti Croissant
Tuscan Ham and Havarti Croissant
All butter croissant dough stuffed with herbed Tuscan ham and Havarti cheese.
Butter Tarts
Butter Tarts
Available in raisin or pecan with our flakey pie crust.
Fudge Brownies
Fudge Brownies
Chocolatey, Fudgy, Delicious!

Tuscan Ham and Havarti Croissant

Butter Tarts

Fudge Brownies

Cinnamon Twist
Cinnamon Twist
Flakey croissant dough twisted with cinnamon sugar.
Nanaimo Bars
Nanaimo Bars
Our FAMOUS Nanaimo Bars have been featured on YTV and Food Network! These sweet and fudgy delights are always available in three flavours: Classic, Peanut Butter Crunch, and a monthly feature. Some of the monthly flavours include cappuccino, raspberry white chocolate, Irish cream, milk chocolate mini egg, blackberry orange, pumpkin spice, cranberry white chocolate, and candy cane.
Muffins
Muffins
We offer two different kinds of fruit muffins daily as well as our Spiced Carrot Raisin Bran Muffins. Fruit flavors change daily. If you have a favorite feel free to call us the day before to order a specific kind.

Cinnamon Twist

Nanaimo Bars

Muffins

Cinnamon Buns
Cinnamon Buns
Rich brioche dough rolled up with butter and cinnamon sugar. Varieties include plain, raisin, toasted pecan, and blueberry. We bake a different flavor each day so check in store to see which kind is being served today. *Seasonal varieties when ingredients are available.
Granola
Granola
House made granola with oats, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, raisins, cranberries, and apricots. Sweetened with honey and baked into crunchy clusters.
Coconut Macaroons
Coconut Macaroons
WHEAT & DAIRY FREE – Chewy coconut cookies dipped in dark chocolate.

Cinnamon Buns

Granola

Coconut Macaroons

Scones
Scones
Sweet and savoury flavours available daily. Each day we choose a different fruits or cheeses for the scones. Feel free to call a day in advance to order your favourite or pop into the shop to see what’s on the menu for today.
Pain Au Chocolat
Pain Au Chocolat
A buttery croissant filled with Callebaut dark chocolate inside.
Sausage Rolls
Sausage Rolls
“The best in town!” We blend our own sausage meat and wrap it in all butter puff pastry. Try all three flavours: Classic pork and beef, chicken and turkey with spinach and feta, or curry vegetable.

Scones

Pain Au Chocolat

Sausage Rolls

Cookies
Cookies
6 packs or singles available. Chocolate chunk, oatmeal cranberry raisin, ginger molasses and more!

Cookies

Butter Croissant
Butter Croissant
All butter croissant baked to golden and flakey perfection.

Butter Croissant

Vanilla Danish
Danishes
Pinwheel Danish filled with our house made vanilla bean custard and topped with fruit. Fruit flavour changes daily.

Fruit Danish

CAKES

AMAZING CAKES MADE TO ORDER

Buttercream Wedding Cake
Buttercream Wedding Cake
Cakes are available in a variety of sizes that serve 6-100 people. Minimum of 3 work days advance notice; more detailed cakes may need longer. Please call or stop in to learn more about flavour options, designs, and prices. Prices subject to change.
Valentines Cake
Valentines Cake
Cakes are available in a variety of sizes that serve 6-100 people. Minimum of 3 work days advance notice; more detailed cakes may need longer. Please call or stop in to learn more about flavour options, designs, and prices. Prices subject to change.
Chocolate Christmas Cake
Chocolate Christmas Cake
Cakes are available in a variety of sizes that serve 6-100 people. Minimum of 3 work days advance notice; more detailed cakes may need longer. Please call or stop in to learn more about flavour options, designs, and prices. Prices subject to change.

Buttercream Wedding Cake

Valentines Cake

Chocolate Christmas Cake

Call for Pricing

Call for Pricing

Call for Pricing

Sizes and Servings

 

Cupcakes – Serves 1

6” Round – Serves 6-8

8” Round – Serves 10-12

10” Round – Serves 20-21

8x12 – Serves 20-24

12x16 – Serves 40-48

16x24 – Serves 90-100

 

Please call or email to speak with a decorator about custom designs and prices. Allow a minimum of one week's notice for cake orders. Weekends are especially busy for cakes (as is summer "wedding season") so we recommend more than a weeks notice for Fridays and Saturdays to ensure that we can fill your order.


For all wedding and custom cake inquiries: please email us to put in your request, discuss designs, submit inspiration images, select sizes, check availability, etc., or set up a consultation. Include the date the cake is for, number of servings required and any other details that will help us get you the perfect cake for your occasion.


Check out and print our available Cake Flavours list online: Cake Flavours PDF

Cake Types

Fruit Fillings and Custards

Cake Icings

  • Cake Types
    Cake Types
  • Cake Types
    Cake Types
    Sizes and Servings
    Round Cakes
    Cupcakes – Serves 1
    6” Round – Serves 6-8
    8” Round – Serves 10-12
    10” Round – Serves 20-21

    Slabs
    8x12 – Serves 20-24
    12x16 – Serves 40-48
    16x24 – Serves 90-100

    These are not wedding cake serving sizes but regular "dessert" size slices. For wedding cakes please inquire directly with the cake decorator.

    For sculpted cakes we are limited to what kinds of fillings we can offer as it may be based on making the cake stable in structure.
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  • Fruit Fillings & Custards
    Fruit Fillings & Custards
  • Fruit Fillings & Custards
    Fruit Fillings & Custards
    A selection of our most popular flavours:
    Raspberry
    Blueberry
    Blackberry
    Strawberry
    Cherry
    Mixed Berry
    Pastry Cream (Vanilla Bean Custard)
    Diplomat Cream (Pastry Cream folded with whipped cream)
    German Chocolate (Caramel, Coconut & Toasted Pecans)
    Cream Cheese Icing*
    Coconut Custard
    Coconut Diplomat
    Cardamom Custard
    Cardamom Diplomat

    Mousses
    Dark Chocolate Espresso
    Milk Chocolate Caramel
    Milk Chocolate Hazelnut
    White Chocolate
    Pistachio
    Salted Caramel
    Dark Chocolate
    Peanut Butter
    Lemon Mousse

    Our customers will often pair a jam with a mousse or diplomat (Pistachio Raspberry, Mixed Berry Diplomat, or Lemon Blackberry for example) Popular combinations include Mixed Berry and Diplomat, Lemon Raspberry, Pistachio Raspberry/Blackberry, Dark Chocolate Espresso and Raspberry, and Orange Cardamom.
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  • Cake Icings
    Cake Icings
  • Cake Icings
    Cake Icings
    Buttercream
    Chocolate Buttercream
    Cream Cheese Icing (Extra cost except on Carrot Cake)
    Chocolate Ganache
    Whipped Cream
    Fondant (Extra Cost)

    Icing choice will determine what final decorations can go on the cake. Buttercream can be coloured and customized, but whipped cream will be limited to chocolate and fruit decorations.
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CONTACT

NEED MORE INFO? DON'T HESITATE TO ASK!

Please feel to contact us for information or just to say hello!

 

HEARTHSTONE ARTISAN BAKERY

Address 50 Tenth Street

(Southgate Shopping Centre)

Nanaimo, British Columbia

Phone (250) 591-9944

Email BakerTeam@HearthstoneBakery.ca

 

Hours of operation

Tuersday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, Monday & Holidays : Closed



We are an artisanal bakery featuring hand-crafted breads and exquisite pastries, located in the south end of Nanaimo, BC in the Southgate Shopping Centre. We opened in late December 2015, hoping our artisanal views on producing top quality baked goods several notches better than the local alternatives’ offerings would be appreciated by our neighbours here in the Chase River area.

It is an understatement to say we were not disappointed with the response - we could easily paraphrase an old Sally Fields Oscar moment here!

 

What makes us different? Well first, our breads feature locally milled and sourced organic flours from True Grain in Cowichan, all our products are made by us in-house from scratch - nothing is ever brought in frozen or par-baked from a factory.

 

Ingredients are selected for freshness and authenticity. Our cheddar cheese, for example, comes from the local producer Paradise Island and is some of the best aged cheddar you'll get your hands on. Our eggs are from Farmer Ben's Eggs in Duncan, the bread flours are milled in Cowichan at True Grain, much of the produce is from local farmers, the vanilla is produced in Victoria by Vanilla Blossom, the honey we use comes from Frederich's Honey in Cedar and so on.

 

We believe in supporting island businesses, keeping things local (which means less of an environmental impact) as much as possible. And we do our share for the community as well, donating unsold baked items to our local chapter of The Boys and Girls Club of Nanaimo.

 

We are proud of our house-made goods and amazing staff and hope that our dedication to the art of baking comes through in our final products.

We’ve been featured in several local publications, on Food Network’s Baker Sisters and YTV’s The Zone.

But much more important to us is that we have a constantly supportive customer base who have consistently rated our products as 5-star worthy (see our reviews here on Facebook, Google and Trip Advisor) and tell us in person how much they enjoy our sausage roll, breads, Nanaimo bars and more! We were also voted “Best Deserts in The City” for 2017.

Great feedback like this lets us know we’re making quality products people really like. If you haven’t been here yet, you owe it to yourself to come check us out and see what all these other folks are raving about.

 

Check out the numerous Facebook posts we put out for examples of our baked treats then come in and enjoy a few tasty goodies for yourself. We’re sure you’ll agree that Hearthstone Artisan Bakery is an outstanding bakery here in Nanaimo!

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ABOUT US

NANAIMO'S SWEETEST BAKERY

We are an artisanal bakery featuring hand-crafted breads and exquisite pastries, located in the south end of Nanaimo, BC in the Southgate Shopping Centre. We opened in late December 2015, hoping our artisanal views on producing top quality baked goods several notches better than the local alternatives’ offerings would be appreciated by our neighbours here in the Chase River area.

 

We are proud of our house-made goods and amazing staff and hope that our dedication to the art of baking comes through in our final products.

BREAD

ENJOY OUR DELICIOUS SPECIALTY BREADS

See our complete selection of delicious breads with descriptions and pricing on our new app for both iOS and Android!

PASTRY

DELICIOUS PASTRIES PREPARED FRESH EVERY DAY

See our complete selection of delicious pastries with descriptions and pricing on our new app for both iOS and Android!

CAKES

AMAZING CAKES MADE TO ORDER

See a great selection of delicious cakes with descriptions and pricing on our new app for both iOS and Android!

CONTACT

NEED MORE INFO? DON'T HESITATE TO ASK

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