The Little Bakery came onto the Rochester scene in late 1999 with the combined vision of restaurateur Gerry Vorrasi and Pastry Chef Aaron Smith. Their vision was simple: to provide the Rochester area with the best baked goods available. Aaron and his team of talented artisans have succeeded and set the standard for what Rochestarians should expect. Three years running, the Little Bakery has been voted "Best Baked Goods" by the readers of City Paper.
Our rustic loaves contain only the finest locally milled flours and the freshest ingredients, always preservative free. Created using methods that have been proven over time. We believe that every loaf should represent our finest technique and creativity. Little Bakery relies on their own natural starters and minimize the use and taste of commercial yeast. Their loaves rise slowly in a controlled environment so the fullest flavor and texture are attained.
Pastries are handmade with great care and understanding. Real unsalted butter and fresh eggs make the French Brioche authentic and flavorful. Their Sweet Milk Scones are made moist and delicious with whole milk and butter. Little Bakery values and honors the process of creation that distinguishes craft as an art.
They have a variety of catered pastry trays available for meetings, parties or just because you feel like being nice. Fill it up with mini-pastries, tartlets and petite cakes.
Looking for something a little less sweet? Box lunches are hands down the best in the city. Choose from the regulars like fresh baked ham and swiss on Country French bread or see what's on special for the day. All are available with home made sides, cookies and drinks.
Created every day by master bakers, everyone is sure to something simple or sinful, a choice for every taste bud on every palette.
Daily offerings include:
Breakfast pastries, finished desserts, cookies & bars, muffins & scones, croissants, cannoli, small cakes, danish, turnovers, sweet rolls, tartlettes, brownies and eclair.
Don't forget about the cakes and tortes!
Try out massive 6 layer signature creme vanilla or chocolate cake. Have it soaked in Grand Marnier, Kirsch, Vanilla, Espresso or Rum, available at no extra cost! Choose from raspberry, chocolate, apricot, lemon, mocha, hazelnut, or vanilla custard fillings. Get your choice of flavored buttercreams (raspberry, chocolate, apricot, lemon, mocha, hazelnut, or vanilla), whipped cream, chocolate ganache or chocolate fudge icing.
Need something a bit fancy? Add some pizzazz for a few bucks more! Choose from sugar flowers, chocolate filigree, and fresh fruits or berries. Fresh flowers are also available upon request.
89 Charlotte street