Dimpflmeier Bakery specializes in German baking, especially pretzels, and has wholeheartedly embraced shifting opinions on bread with gluten free, carb smart and organic lines.
You may recognize their breads from your local chain grocery store. This operation is cash only, though there’s an ATM on site, and has been around over fifty years.
All their bread is made using natural spring water trucked in daily from a spring in Terra Cotta, Ontario, which is owned by the family bakery. The mineral content of the spring water makes their recipes taste so much better than those made with City water.
The bakery is sprawling and aromatic, scents wafting from the industrial sized (and closely guarded) production area at the back.
Off to the side of the bakery, there’s a “coffee room” filled with a surprising number of older folks, with retractable shades over a glass roof and access to a patio.
Pastries in a case where you get your coffee ($1.30 - $1.85) go for roughly $2.25, like their popular Napoleons which layer sweet filling between ultra-flaky pastry.
Donuts like honey crullers are just 95 cents, and other options line shelves stretching all the way around one side of the store, with jelly- and cream-filled donuts dipped in chocolate or dusted with sugar.
Their famous strudel can be purchased fresh in flavours like poppy seed or cheese ($4.50), or lemon, blueberry and apple ($4.30) or get apple strudel boxed for $2.45. Boxed cheese, poppy seed, and marzipan strudels are just $3.10.
All things baked and cheesy reside here, from sticks to buns to bagels and squares, near all for under a dollar each.
If you’ve ever wanted to buy bread the size of a baby, this is the place to do it. A traditional German loaf of Holzofen weighs ten whopping pounds, and folks literally bring these back to the states strapped into their cars with a seat belt. For just a taste, some shrink-wrapped slices can also be purchased for a few bucks.
Just as famous as their strudels are their super-sweet and sticky danishes, $1.30 for basic flavours or $1.60 for chocolate, cheese, almond or nutella.
The coffee you’ll get here is both German and brewed using a German machine.
A cappuccino topped with ample froth and cinnamon will set you back $2.05, $3.70 for a large.
Products are piled either on plastic skids, or on shelves. There are also giant baskets filled with 50-cent poppy seed, sesame and other bagels.
Pastries are near the front.
Bulk bread items are near the middle.
Specialty artisanal, organic and gluten-free products are nearer to the back.