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About us

The BakeHouse is a family run Boutique Cake Cafe, nestled in The Wynd, the prettiest corner of Letchworth Garden City. Owned and run by husband & wife team, Andy & Jem McLean, you'll rarely see the place without us here, as well as our children, siblings and parents that often work alongside our fantastic staff. Our ten year old in particular loves to stop by and help out!

Offering freshly baked goods and expertly made menu of drinks and milkshakes, in a homely, modern and vibrant setting, everything here is baked by hand, on the premises, using recipes we have perfected over many years. Our repertoire is constantly growing though, you never know what you'll find on the counter here! We love what we do, and this comes through in the quality of our bakes and warm and welcoming atmosphere we strive to create at The BakeHouse.

Starting from our small home kitchen, Jem started baking and creating over 15 years ago whilst running around after our three children. We took the next step in November 2018 when we opened our little shop at no.19, The Cakey Lady HQ, where the business quickly grew and we baked more than we ever imagined!

In January 2020, what was originally our 5 year plan, became our 2 year plan. We decided to take on a bigger shop just a few doors away. Offering home delivery throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, which was a crazy time for us, Andy managed to come on board and work alongside Jem full time, and our dreams became reality.

In February 2021 we moved in to our beautiful new premises, and we have gradually and carefully started to open up for our amazing customers to return and enjoy a little bit of baked goodness. As of April we introduced our outdoor seating area, and we look forward to inviting everyone inside to enjoy our upstairs dining area....we're aiming for the end of May to get it all finished up there!

See you sooooon!

Jem, Andy and the team