Bakery Review: Yeast Bakery. Homeboy and I were at Broadway Market the other week and wandered up to Mare Street. On our way, we spotted Yeast Bakery so stopped off for iced coffee and the most delicious brioche cake. If you want to buy fresh bread near Mare Street, cakes from a London Fields Bakery or the best croissants in London, you must pop in on a Saturday when they are open to the public.
“Taste the best Normandy butter croissants in London at this railway arch bakery which is open to the public on Saturdays,” Homegirl London
Yeast Bakery Menu
This speciality Viennoiserie bakery (baked goods made from a yeast-leavened dough). They supply hotels, restaurants and cute cafes in London with their delicious croissants, cakes and bread. You can pop in and sample their goods on Saturdays when they are open to the public.
Raspberry and Pistachio Danish
Yeast Bakery is famous for their Croissants which they make using French Normandy butter. These bake Plain Croissants, Almond Croissants and Pain au Chocolate. If you fancy trying something different take home one of the ‘Croafs’ which is a Croissant Loaf. This is perfect if you have a few guests around for brunch. They are available in plain and chocolate options.
On Saturday you can sample their Croissants with savoury fillings such as Comte (French cheese), cherry tomato and rocket. There is likely to be a few filled baguettes as well or you can buy a baguette to take home and eat later. The baguettes are made using French flour, yeast, salt and water. These have a long fermentation time to help create a better flavour.
Homeboy and I tried the Brioche Feuilletée which is a tall brioche cake with a sweet filling inside plus a wonderful topping. Homeboy settled on the Banoffee while I opted for the Lemon Meringue. I also noticed a Chocolate and Roasted Hazelnut version and Eton Mess. These adorable cakes were delightful, I’m still thinking about my Lemon Meringue a week later.
Also available was a selection of Kouign-Amann which is a Breton cake containing layers of butter and sugar, a bit like puff pastry with layers. Yeast makes their Kouign-Amann with various toppings such as Chocolate Orange, Caramelised Pineapple and Apricot with Vanilla.
Other baked goods include Pain aux Raisins and Cinnamon Swirls. The Danish selection is quite comprehensive – Apple Crumble Danish, Peach Fruit Danish, Pear Danish and Raspberry and Pistachio Danish. I noticed a few cute little tarts like the Lemon Meringue.
About Yeast Bakery
The bakery was set up in 2011. Their ultimate goal is to create the most perfect croissant. They use the best ingredients possible such as Normandy Butter and French Flour. Yeast bakes daily and delivers their baked goods to hotels, cafes and restaurants in London. These include the likes of 119 Lower Clapton, Climpson & Sons Coffee Roasters, The De Beauvoir Deli and many more.
Yeast Bakery Information
Bakery Railway Arch
To find out more information visit the Yeast Bakery Website. The address is Arch 356 Westgate Street, London E8 3RL. You will find it located in a railway arch. London Fields is the nearest station. The bakery is open to the public on Saturday from 9.30 am until 4.30 pm. You can buy baked goods and coffee. They have bench seating out the front of the arch. Combine your visit with a trip to Broadway Market which is also open on Saturday.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Thanks: Homeboy for investigating with me.