These are the type of people who restore your faith in humanity. This hard working Irish couple took over as "The Baker" in San Pedro a mere 6 months ago. Their popularity, reputation and baking skills have positioned them in the forefront of excellent places to eat on Ambergris Caye.
The day begins at 5:00 a.m.; mixing up the batches of dough that will soon become cinnamon rolls, whole wheat, white and multi-grain bread along with an assortment of tasty sweet treats. The scent of the cinnamon buns and fresh baked bread are irresistible.
As the doors open at 7:00 a.m., steady streams of patrons begin strolling in off the streets to start their day with the wholesome goodness of these home-baked delicacies. The lunch menu includes an assortment of deli sandwiches including Cajun Chicken, Roast Beef, Tuna and Ham. Finding fresh baked deli sandwiches on the Island is a real pleasure which is emphasized by the continual flow of locals and tourists who visit the bakery for sit-down meals and order take-away for their events.
Ken and Emily, the owners of "The Baker", are not new to the food industry. They owned and operated a successful catering service for more than 20 years in Johannesburg, South Africa. Their services were employed by the government, businesses and local entities alike. Living between their homeland of Ireland and their adopted home of South Africa has allowed them to view the world in a gracious and positive realm.
Belize and Ambergris Caye are certainly fortunate to have such wholesome business owners to adorn the food industry in this great little country. "The Baker" absolutely restore the conviction you always hope to see in local business owners - a positive attitude, genuine interest in their patrons, a clean premises and good food all adding to the experience of a lifetime.