Looking for a delicious way to warm up this winter? Then head to one of the many amazing bakeries in the Haliburton Highlands! From cozy coffee shops to charming cafes, these spots have everything you need to enjoy a sweet treat (or two). Not sure where to start? Here’s a handy checklist of some of the best places to go:

Country Bakery – Carnarvon

The Country Bakery in Carnarvon is a friendly, family-run establishment that’s been delighting dessert lovers for generations. In 2021, the bakery moved into a brand new building — an exciting event for everyone in the community! The spacious interior helps add to its reputation of quality, with well-stocked baking and pastry counters and plenty of seating areas to accommodate even larger groups. With helpful staff and a welcoming atmosphere, the Country Bakery is sure to bring smiles to any sweet tooth!

Check it out in person at: 1021 East Rd. Carnarvon, ON!

The Up River Trading Co – Haliburton/Minden

The Up River Trading Co in Haliburton/Minden is a cozy and inviting store that has become a local favourite. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift or just want to browse, the store offers an array of cottage-core merchandise such as unique homeware pieces, books, artwork, jewelry and clothing. You can even enjoy a snack while you shop – they have freshly baked goods like scones and muffins to choose from, as well as a range of coffee options. Up River Trading Co has something for everyone and is certainly worth a visit if you’re in the area!

Check it out in person at either of the following locations:

  1. 213 Highland St, Haliburton, ON
  2. 106 Bobcaygeon Rd, Minden, ON

Castle Antiques & Cafe – Haliburton

If you’re ever in Haliburton, there’s no better spot for coffee than Castle Antiques Cafe. Whether you need a quick brew to start the morning or a warm espresso to help wind down in the evening, you can find it here. But don’t think this is just a regular cafe — it’s so much more! Inside, Castle Antiques Cafe has an impressive collection of one-of-a-kind antiques and furniture, perfect for any antique collector or home decor enthusiast. And if it’s sweet treats you’re after, they’ve got plenty of fresh baked goods to choose from. If you’re in the area, be sure to experience what makes Castle Antiques Cafe so special — you won’t find another spot like it anywhere!

Check it out in person at: 223 Highland St, Haliburton, ON!

Raisin’ the Root

If you’re looking for delicious, nutritious, and locally-sourced snacks, Raisin the Root, based out of the Haliburton Highlands, is the place to go. They were a fan favourite at the Haliburton Farmers Market this year!

Their vegan, gluten-free, and nutrient-dense baked goods are made with natural ingredients, ensuring maximum flavor and omitting any unnecessary additives or fillers. Not only will you find sweet treats, but also frozen meals such as soups, stews, curries and other yummy entrées that are perfect for busy days. And if you’d like to stick with more traditional fare, why not check out their selection of preserves, ferments, pickled things, salt blends or fermented beverages – all made with local produce! So if you’re a fan of simple and accommodating cuisine at an affordable price point – Raisin the Root is definitely worth checking out!

Contact them for an order using the following info:



That’s all for our 2022 Winter Bakery Checklist!

If you’re looking for permanent residence, perhaps close to one of the bakeries listed above, check out Trillium Team’s ‘Available Listings’ on www.trilliumteam.ca!