Bahamas' Bakehouse Should Definitely Be On Your Bucket List, Here's Why

The Bahamas is known for its flawless white sand beaches with turquoise waters, pirate history, and swimming pigs of Exuma.

Now, you should add Bakehouse to that list.

The artisan baked goods and coffee shop on Chesapeake Road, recently opened its doors by popular demand after a run of successful pop-ups.

The bakery was inspired by the travels of Ivana Moncur, formerly an executive pastry chef and cake artist at the Atlantis Resort.

Baking has been a passion of Moncur’s from a young age, leading to her studies in culinary arts at the College of the Bahamas and Johnson & Wales University in Miami.

The pandemic has taken so much from so many but for Mocur, it presented a new opportunity to share favorites like her popular Brown Butter Toasted Pecan doughnuts with the world.

“I’ve been thinking about it for quite some time, but because I’m usually so busy at work, I never really got the chance to do it,” she told Travel Noire.

“DURING THE PANDEMIC, I WAS TEMPORARILY LAID OFF FROM MY JOB, AND SO EVERYBODY HAD LOTS OF TIME ON THEIR HANDS. I’M SO GRATEFUL FOR THE PANDEMIC, EVEN THOUGH IT HAS BEEN A BLESSING AND A CURSE." 

“I’m grateful for the time that it gave me to just be creative and create my own pastries, and have that time to start Bakehouse.” 

Moncur started small, testing recipes & having her sister post them to social media. People soon started asking to taste what she had been cooking up which led to hosting her first pop-up last summer.

Word spread quickly. They were sold out within an hour and people were clamoring for more. Moncur executed several more pop-ups through the end of 2020 before deciding on something more permanent. 

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