Classic bakery goods & breads from around the world in Long Jetty
Classic bakery goods and breads from around the world made on the Central Coast at Burnt Honey Bakeries two locations in Copacabana and Long Jetty.
Walking into the much anticipated second location of Burnt Honey Bakery on the Long Jetty strip is a wonderfully delicious assault on the senses. You are immediately met by a cabinet jam-packed with drool-worthy treats, cakes and cookies, while the shelves behind proudly display an array of sourdough and artisan loaves. Handwritten labels, brown paper bags and trays alongside the exposed timber cabinetry and white wash walls make this a rustic and inviting shopfront, where both the pastries and their lovely owners Hayley and Jo do the talking!
Burnt Honey has been a staple of the Copacabana beachfront since opening in November 2019. Long Jetty was actually considered for that first location yet at the time nothing suitable was available, until now when on a trip to Rhy Rhy’s Hair Salon, Hayley saw a for lease sign in the window of an old vintage store. “I actually had to call Jo and I said “I think I need you to talk me down because it seems like a great idea but maybe I’m getting carried away!” but we talked about it and thought actually yes, let’s do it! So it wasn’t a set plan to open specifically here and now, but it just happened.”
The pair are looking forward to connecting with the Long Jetty community in the same way they have been embraced in Copa.
As we chat, a customer comes in who runs an AirBnB and leaves welcome treats for her guests from Burnt Honey, and it’s interactions like these that Hayley treasures, “being able to bake things that remind people of places they’ve been, places they grew up, something their Grandma used to make, that for me personally is the most rewarding thing. I had a regular customer send me an email with a photo of a cake that his parents used to have growing up in Spain and he asked if I could make it so I did and he said it sparked up these stories from when they were growing up.
"For something that is so simple and easy for me - to give that to someone else, it's just so special. It’s the connection that we all have with food, particularly with baked goods because it's comfort food, and that's part of why we do what we do which is the classics just with really good ingredients and really good technique.”
As a small business Burnt Honey is committed to sustainability and inclusivity in the way they operate and what they stand for. “We just want to be aware of our footprint and our impact and give back in whatever ways we can. We just want to do what is within our power, having a platform like we do, to use it to influence social change for the better and for inclusivity.” says Hayley, “it feels shitty to make money while creating a lot of unnecessary waste so minimising our impact is important.
"We work with Plate to Paddock so all of our trimmings and egg shells go to some chickens, who must feel very lucky getting bits of chocolate cake! One of our egg suppliers also picks up our leftover bread and feeds it to their pigs so we get videos of pigs running around with giant hunks of sourdough!”.
You can expect all the Copa favourites at Long Jetty including the legendary “Copa Queen”, and while coffee isn’t on the cards for this location (yet!), you will see the artisanal side of this location expand.
Plans include a wider pantry section of local produce, locally made wares such as hand carved bench knives, ceramic mugs, and hand woven organic cotton and linen tea towels, and a cookbook nook complete with a couch area so you can munch on a treat while flipping the pages for inspiration!
Burnt Honey Long Jetty is now open extended hours Wed-Sat 7:30-2pm and Sun 8-12:30pm, with a selection of lunchtime sandwiches hitting the menu.