Celebrating the best in time-honoured classics, with a contemporary twist, High Tea Bakery is the perfect blend of polish and individuality. Our creations are baked fresh daily using the best quality ingredients. Classic checkerboard flooring and antique fixtures sit comfortably with photos of the family’s bohemian days in Australia, creating a distinct backdrop for exceptional desserts.

High Tea Bakery has been featured on The Food Network, and special events including the Juno Awards, the 67th Golden Globes, and the 80th Academy Awards Ceremony. We’ve baked for the likes of Janet Jackson, Ed Sheeran, Bon Jovi and Elton John. Our famous imperial cookies have even been served to Her Majesty The Queen of England.

The High Tea Difference

  • Classic recipes passed-down through generations
  • Only the simplest, highest-quality ingredients – nothing artificial
  • Meticulously tested for the best flavours
  • Impeccable quality and outstanding artistry
  • Driven by customer service and satisfaction


The High Tea Story

Founded in 2003 by mother-daughter team Carol and Belinda Bigold, High Tea Bakery has become an institution in Winnipeg. Taking inspiration from the rich heritage of the English tearoom, the bakery is a labour of love for the Bigolds. Carol, an accomplished watercolour artist and mother of 5, was taught to bake by her own mother while growing up in Australia. Her delicious and beautiful cookies were loved by friends and family, but she needed a push to get them on the market. Eldest daughter Belinda, who also had a background in the arts, held the vision and drive to make High Tea Bakery the award-winning business that it is today.

Our Team

Behind every great bakery is a team of talented individuals. At High Tea Bakery our team is rich with energetic, passionate, and extraordinary people. They are bakers, decorators, baristas and customer service staff, and together we are dedicated to bringing the highest quality experience to our customers each and every day. Visit us in store today to meet the team.

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