I opened Margot in a dilapidated shop around the corner from my home in February 2016. I believed that the bread I was baking at home, one loaf at a time, would also be enjoyed by my friends and neighbours. With no commercial bread experience and two young children, I borrowed the necessary money, sourced the equipment and convinced the landlord to grant me a lease. It took almost a year of building work and planning to get Margot open and we refine and work on what we do every day but it is exactly as I hoped; a centre of community life and a place to buy wonderful bread and pastries, where everything is produced on site.
We don't have night shifts and so the bread, pastries and cakes fill the counter and the shelves from when we open and then throughout the day. The changing bakery menu is guided by what we are excited about; customer favourites, festivals, celebrations and seasonal produce.
Our small but lovely cafe is flooded with natural light, you will hear the sound of the oven being steamed and the clatter of trays but we love to share the space with those who enjoy our baking.
The bread and pastries, including babka, brioche and croissants are leavened with sourdough and I believe that this makes the best baked goods possible. We use seeds, whole grains and a long fermentation process to make full flavoured, nutritious and delicious bread.
We bake with organic, free range eggs from Rookery farm which are delivered fresh every week. The cakes are baked with fair trade sugar, organic flour and Lescure butter and we use Valrhona chocolate.
We offer regular sourdough classes and if you would like to discuss wholesale, bespoke orders or renting the bakery for an event we would love to hear from you. Our couriers deliver throughout London.
Do come for a light breakfast or lunch and wonderful specialty coffee from Climpson and Sons and to see what is coming out of the oven; we have homemade granola, toast with a variety of delicious toppings, sandwiches, salads, sourdough focaccia, savoury and sweet pastries and changing daily specials.
We look forward to welcoming you!
Michelle Eshkeri and the team at Margot