There’s nothing quite like walking into a bakery, the scent of freshly baked goods lingering in the air. Just try to resist buying something delicious, it’s almost impossible. Ontario’s Lake Country has no shortage of great bakeries for you to test out! We’ve provided a roundup here.

Apple Annie’s

101 Mississaga St. East, Orillia
Monday to Saturday, 7am to 6pm & Sunday, 9am to 5pm

Offering pastries, scones and grilled sandwiches. Pastries are baked fresh daily. They also have gourmet coffee and tea, fudge and a store full of other items that you’ll need.

Mariposa Market

109 Mississaga St. East, Orillia

This is a must visit place in Orillia, be it a stop in for a quick treat or staying a while for a sit down lunch. The market is located in a historic building, and is actually made up of five different “shops”: a bakery, a café, a fudge and candy shop, a home décor store and a store which sells homemade soaps and candles. It will bring you back in time during your visit, and is the perfect step into small town charm. The menu at the café changes daily, and you’ll find selections there that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Once you make one visit, you’ll want to return again and again.

Wilkie’s Bakery

169 Mississaga St. East, Orillia

This yummy stop offers a wide variety of freshly baked goods, including breads, cookies, cinnamon buns, and of course, their famous butter tarts (rumour has it they are some of the best in the country)

Orillia Bakery & Deli

155 Front Street South, Orillia

This family owned bakery has fresh baked goodies every morning-breads, cookies…you name it, they likely have it. They also have a large deli selection, and all their meat is smoked in house.

Gourmet Station

42 Mississaga St. West, Orillia

This neighbourhood café is a great place to go when you are searching for a cup of coffee.

Em’s Cafe

16 Coldwater Rd, Coldwater

This café has premium brewed coffee, grilled sandwiches, soups and yummy desserts.

Patilero Bakery and Cafe

23 Mississaga Street East, Orillia

At this place, they are passionate about baking. Pastries, cakes, chocolates…whatever it is, you’ll want to try it.

White Lions Tea House

33 Westmount Drive North, Orillia

If you’ve never gone for afternoon tea, well, here’s your chance! (reservations are required). If that’s not really your style, you can still stop in for a regular meal or a cup of tea. In addition to a wide selection of teas, they have soups, sandwiches, and baked goods.