Shop of the Year: Great Food Club Awards 2021/22


Chosen by our judges:

The Tiny Bakery, Leicester


The top public vote-winners:

The Tiny Bakery, Leicester
Hamilton’s Butchers & Cheeky Pig Takeaway, Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire
Croots Farm Shop, Duffield, Derbyshire
Cocoa Amore, Leicester

The winner is The Tiny Bakery in Leicester – a small, independent patisserie and coffee shop in the city’s Clarendon Park area.

Our judges were impressed by the quality and variety of the cakes and pastries, by the shop’s simple but tempting display, and by the skill of the baking team. The Tiny Bakery stocks some of the best cakes and pastries you’ll find anywhere.

Small but perfectly formed is a cliché but fitting in this case. Local residents often have to queue up to get into The Tiny Bakery, and when you see the sheer quality of its offering, it’s easy to understand why. Expect crisp, delightfully laminated pastries, spectacular cruffins, and Danishes garnished with locally picked blackberries.

The Tiny Bakery is a special shop that proves you don’t need a large space to achieve true retail excellence.

Congratulations to the four shortlisted businesses.

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