ABOUT THE BAKERY
Tulip Baroo (pronounced “bah-ROO”) is a small, stylish boutique bakery located in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador. We specialize in desserts and breads that are- wait for it… ABSOLUTELY DELECIOUS. We cater to the vegan and gluten-sensitive population, while maintaining a strong emphasis on quality and creative artistry in all of our products. We offer an eclectic selection of desserts, including cakes, cupcakes, pastries, cookies, cheesecake and other confections. We also offer a modest selection of artisan breads. Grab something to go or sit your bum down and stay for a plated dessert and cup of coffee, cappuccino or latte, made by one of our totally awesome and super friendly baristas. You can also pre-order any of the items you see on our menu directly from the TB kitchen. Below, you’ll find a little more about Tulip Baroo plus some frequently asked questions.
A LITTLE HISTORY LESSON
Owner/operator and small-town Northern Ontario native, Matthew Finateri, officially started Tulip Baroo back in 2012. At the time, he had been baking part-time from his home kitchen, supplying a small amount of products to a local coffee shop. Matthew has always been a foodie and a hobbyist in the kitchen and eventually found that his long-endeavored entrepreneurial spirit combined with his love for creating good food was taking centre stage in his ambitions. Sooner than later,, Tulip Baroo was born. Over the years, Tulip Baroo has evolved from a tiny, part-time home-based wholesale operation, to a small 300 sq. ft. production kitchen, to a retail store-front bakery and café.
WHAT THE HECK DOES “TULIP BAROO” EVEN MEAN?
Your guess is as good as ours. Tulip Baroo is the name of a track from the 1999 album, The Gay Parade, by psychedelic indie-pop glam rockers, of Montreal. The Gay Parade was a concept album filled with an eclectic list of instruments, playful & quirky lyrics, mystical characters and hella catchy melodies. It’s been referred to as the Sgt. Pepper of the indie world. We think it’s an awfully cool album… and hope that you do too. Listen here!
DO YOU OFFER ANY VEGAN PRODUCTS?
Yes. We are a designated vegan bakery.
DO YOU OFFER ANY GLUTEN-FREE PRODUCTS?
We do not use any flours that naturally contain gluten. However, the flours that we use have been processed in facilities that also process wheat flours and are shipped to us with wheat allergen warnings on their labels. For this reason, we refer to ourselves as a “gluten-sensitive” bakery. For more information on this, please view our Disclaimer.
CAN I PURCHASE YOUR PRODUCTS ANYWHERE ELSE?
Yes! You can find some of our “grab and go” items, like cookies, brownies, and cupcakes at the following establishments.
Jumping Bean Coffee Co..
215 Water Street (Atlantic Place),
140 Water Street (TD Building)
37 Elizabeth Avenue
115 Kelsey Drive
Mochanopoly Board Game Café
204 Water Street
The Sprout Restaurant / Poyo
364 Duckworth Street
DO YOU DELIVER?
Unfortunately, at this time, we do not offer delivery.
DO YOU SELL GIFT CERTIFICATES?
Yes, we have gift certificates available in $10 and $20 denominations, which can be purchased in-store.