Visited by: Heather Peter

Caniche French Bakery
346 Wilson St E, Ancaster, ON L9G 2C2
http://www.canichebakery.com/

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Let’s all be real here… Ancaster isn’t really well-known for it’s variety of independent restaurants and food offerings. Since I grew up there, I have a special affinity for Ancaster, and I really wish more restauranteurs would see it’s potential.

Luckily for me, the brains behind Cavallo Nero and The Purple Pony (Ancaster staples), are branching out and have opened Caniche French Bakery!

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Logo 

I have nothing negative to say about their logo. It’s got a French flair to it and it’s pretty. Apparently, Caniche means poodle in French, so this totally works.  What’s more French than a poodle?!

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Food Reviews

From what I understand, they’ll soon be offering sandwiches and salads. At the moment, they have all different types of made-in-house bread, along with a large variety of pastries and sweets (including macarons). They also have Kusmi teas and Balzac’s coffee.

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I picked up a crusty loaf of bread  and an almond and sour cherry tart.Caniche French Bakery | Ancaster, Ontario | hamilton small fries Restaurant Reviews Picture 7

The loaf of bread was perfection. At first when I got it, I was worried because it seemed a bit hard (I’m a soft bread kinda girl). There was no reason to worry! It was a lightly crusty outside and soft squishy bread on the inside. Loved it!

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The tart was different from what I usually go for, but I love cherries so I was excited to try this one. I wasn’t disappointed! It was soft and sweet with a tart cherry flavour. I’d get this again, for sure.

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Check out their detailed menu here: http://www.canichebakery.com/menu/

Atmosphere 

Adorable! The front room with all the bread, pastries, teas and coffees is quite small, but I promise you won’t be disappointed. When I stopped in, it was jam-packed with baked goods, so I was able to spend quite a bit of time browsing at all the yummy french pastries.

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Being in Old Ancaster, the building has a lot of character and they really played off of this with the shop.

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They also have a bright and sunny side room/cafe side, with a big window seat and greenery. I just want to hang out here all day.

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Brand 

Their brand has really good vision. Caniche French Bakery | Ancaster, Ontario | hamilton small fries Restaurant Reviews Picture 10They know they’re a french bakery and they stick to this, right from the entirely french product tags, to the drinks, to their blue and white stripe aprons. It all fits and I love it!

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Social Media Campaign 

For a bakery that has just started out, they’re doing pretty great on social media! Head on over to their social media pages and give them a *like*, because you’ll be blessed with some foodie delights for the eyes.

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Website – http://www.canichebakery.com/

Facebook – Caniche French Bakery 

Twitter – Caniche_Bakery

Instagram – canichebakery

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Suggestions

None really! For a business that just started up, they’re doing well on all fronts. They have a good brand, great customer service, and good online presence so far. I’d love to see them open on Sunday…but that’s just me!

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