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An old school bakery in the home of the white squirrel

Owner Victoria Allen believes that every town deserves a local bakery. That’s why she decided to open The White Squirrel Bakery on Main Street in Exeter, Ontario. 

After years of experience in fine dining restaurants in England and Canada where she developed her skills for pastry, pasta, and traditional Canadian cuisine, Victoria and her husband relocated to Exeter to live closer to their family. When the perfect space presented itself she jumped at the opportunity to open up her dream bakery so she could share her recipes with you.

Hand molding cookie dough balls and preparing them for the oven.

Top quality & locally-sourced ingredients

The White Squirrel Bakery promises traditional handmade breads and baked goods made with locally sourced ingredients. The bakery’s open concept kitchen lets passersby view the bread being baked from the window on the street and from inside the bakery!

Inside of the bakery, a long narrow hall for customers, dark wood floors, black pillars, plexiglass separating customers from employees, and black menus with white writing on the walls.

Featured local suppliers

Old flour mill with trees in the background.

Arva Flour Mills

Arva Flour Mills, in Arva, Ontario, on the banks of the Medway Creek, is believed, to be North America’s oldest continuously operating water-powered commercial flour mill.

Rows of rounds of cheese aging in a room.

Mountain Oak Cheese

Mountain Oak Cheese transforms high-quality, all-natural milk into award-winning cheese. Made with wholesome ingredients and a traditional Dutch recipe. Available in a variety of ages and flavours.

Coffee beans fresh from the roaster.

Coastal Coffee Company

Coastal Coffee Company serves up fresh and sustainable coffee with beyond-fair-trade partnerships in different coffee growing regions.

1847 Flour

1847 Flour is produced by the McKeown Family in Fergus Ontario. The farmhouse was built in 1847 and it is one of the oldest buildings in their county.

Blyth Farm Cheese

Blyth Farm Cheese is a small on-farm family business close to Lake Huron near the historical village of Blyth. They are all about making great cheese, and are experts in the entire process.

Miller’s Dairy

All the handcrafted espresso beverages in our shop are created using Miller’s Dairy jersey milk, from a small family owned dairy in Creemore, delivered in glass bottles that we return for reuse.

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