About Us

Bakesmiths was founded in Spring 2016 by Tom Batlle and Mike Thorne, two of the team behind the successful Cakesmiths Bakery in St Phillips. Cakesmiths have been supplying the highest quality handmade cakes, traybakes and traycakes to coffee shops across the UK for over a decade. Having long searched for the perfect site to showcase the extensive range of cakes, as well as create a fresh and exciting destination for all things food and coffee, Mike and Tom took over the old Henry Africa restaurant site on Whiteladies Road in March 2016. 
Five months later Alex Williams joined the partnership after a chance encounter with Tom over a coffee. Alex was looking to open his own venture on Whiteladies but after a couple of meetings with Tom & Mike he was offered the opportunity to invest in the business – the trio have never looked back.
Since our opening we have steadily developed the business whilst sticking to our principles; endeavouring, wherever possible, to source local produce and create all our products onsite from scratch – freshly every day.
So whether you’re looking for great coffee, artisan bread, breakfast, brunch or afternoon tea you’ll be well catered for.