As winter approaches with its snowflake flurries and dropping temperatures, it’s safe to say that a favorite way to stay cozy is to venture out to a nearby bakery or cafe for a sweet treat and hot cup of coffee. Cozy up, read a book, and relax with a sweet delicacy. Here are some of the best bakeries to visit in the Catskill Region this winter:
Jeffersonville Bake Shop
– Jeffersonville, NY
Eat. Sip. Read. Celebrate. Jeffersonville Bake Shop in the Catskill region is a delight to the eyes (and mouth). With inviting furnishings and decor, as well as fully stocked bookcases to choose from, this bake shop is a must visit. Choose from an array of baked goods, beverages, and breakfast menu items. Bonus? The shop uses local vendors and plant packaging.
Country Road Bakery – Fremont Center, NY
Gluten-Free consumers look no further – Country Road Bakery in Fremont Center NY has a mission to provide delicious, locally sourced, g-free baked goods. Indulge in celiac-friendly cupcakes, muffins, and turnovers. If that’s not enough the bakery also delivers their goodies to NYC every Sunday and participates in seasonal farmers markets.
Blue Bee Cafe – Delhi, NY
This cafe has a picture-perfect interior and aims to make their space a relaxing oasis to sit and gather. With gigantic salads, yummy sandwiches, and unique dishes, a visit is most worthwhile. Try a muffin or even stop by for brunch for delectable waffles or crepes.
Hollow Cafe – Delhi, NY
The Hollow cafe in Delhi is an adorable space serving coffee, baked goods, and sandwiches. Connected to a fine dining experience located in the back of the shop, you’re sure to find an array of options – breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
Fellow Mountain Cafe – Hunter, NY
Fellow bakery lovers – find yourself in Hunter for a pitstop at the Fellow Mountain Cafe. Bakery items, breakfast, and lunch are all served at this location. Try the fresh-baked sourdough, a hearty soup, or salad to refuel.
Willas bakery and restaurant – Catskill, NY
This in-house bakery takes pride in its selections made from scratch and its use of products from local vendors. With a widespread baked good, breakfast and lunch menu, you’re destined to discover delicious offerings. Vegan options are also available!
Julian’s Provisions – Gardiner NY
Husband and wife team and acclaimed chefs, James Frank and Danielle Goodreau have decades of experience cooking in some of the finest restaurants in the country. Together they create pastries, pies, croissants, muffins and a full menu of breakfast and lunch items. For from-scratch baking and freshly prepared dishes, visit Julian’s Provisions in Gardiner, open from 7 AM – 5 PM daily.
Sweet Maresa’s – Kingston NY
Founded in 2011, Sweet Maresa’s is a bakeshop focused on crafting high-quality, ethically sourced, handmade desserts. All items are made from scratch and 100% palm oil free. Gluten free, as well as vegan options are available. The bakery also specializes in ornate custom celebration cakes. Try their homemade vegan macarons or a pistachio cookie for an interesting twist!
No matter where you venture in the Catskills, you’re sure to find the scent of freshly baked goodies. Follow your nose into something delicious!