Bake Code boutique lands in Canada
By Laura Aiken
Toronto – Bridging the gap between old-fashioned neighbourhood European bakeshops and traditional Asian bakeries, Bake Code, a high-end bakery boutique from Taiwan, has brought their uniquely flavoured, handcrafted baked goods to Toronto.
Fresh off the chain’s recent California store opening, Bake Code launched its 2,000 square foot Canadian flagship location at 4910 Yonge St., on September 17.
“Toronto is a multicultural city at the forefront of global food trends and it made perfect sense to open our first location right here in this great city,” said Thomas Wong, master franchisee for Bake Code in a news release. “We’re part of a global baking renaissance, offering the best of the West, fused with the East. The result is an exciting new world of taste and discovery for Toronto food explorers.”
Combining both baking techniques and flavours from Europe and Asia, Bake Code aims to shake up the traditional bakery format through the art of fusion baked goods, combining a variety of unique flavours to create artisanal products ranging from soft kimchi and cream cheese-filled rolls to red wine-infused breads.
Bake Code’s open-concept store design offers patrons the opportunity to savour exotic smells and taste combinations before they purchase. With a “Baking Timetable” (posted in-store and online), the bakery ensures fresh product offerings are rotated and available in limited quantities throughout the day. With over 60 menu items, guests are invited to explore and indulge in Bake Code’s variety of tastes and textures, and to discover taste combinations unlike anything else found in the GTA. Signature Euro-Asian style baked goods featured daily in the Toronto store include: Gagnam Star, Red Wine Longan Bread, Mentaiko Baguette, Chocolate Surprise and Earl Grey Tea Bread to name a few.
This modern bakery concept comes to Toronto via three entrepreneurs: Thomas Wong, Kenton Chan and Vincent Lau. The three are also partners and master franchise owners of Chatime, the quick-serve tea franchise with 12 locations in the Greater Toronto Area and over 1,000 locations worldwide.
Headquartered in Taiwan, Bake Code has international franchise locations in Canada, the US, and Malaysia.