Kawartha Butter Tart Factory – now with two locations to serve you better!

In two short years, Kawartha Buttertart Factory has risen to the top of its industry, and its success has now necessitated a second location; while it’s always been worth the drive to Douro, the new Lansdowne Street location has made it more convenient for folks in Peterborough to get their favourite bakery fix.

The flagship store near the Douro Community Centre is famous for its outstanding butter tarts, fritters and cream fills. “These are our biggest sellers,” says owner Cathy Smith, “because we bake everything from scratch – even the whipping cream is made fresh every morning.” 

Their line of freshly baked sweets also includes apple fritters, cinnamon rolls, pies, squares and sweet loaves. You can even pick up a coffee, tea or latte to go along with your favourite treat.

Smith, who admits that she is “not a baker at all”, credits her amazing team with the divine creations which bring customers in droves year ‘round.

With all those delicious baked goods it is easy to see why the business has become so popular, but the instant success took Smith by surprise. “I never imagined I would need to open a second location to relieve the pressure off the first. We see so many cottagers and seasonal visitors here in Douro and I believe the Peterborough location will be more convenient for our locals, many of whom make the trip here to pick up their baked goods from us.”

The summer lineups in Douro have become an issue for those who want to be able to run in and be on their way, and the most popular items often sell out quickly, making for disappointed customers.

The new location in the Parkway Plaza operates exactly the same as the Douro bakery, with a full kitchen and retail space, and everything being baked onsite.

The current staff of 19 in the summer and 13-14 in the winter will expand to up to 30 people once the new location opens early in January.

“We will continue to open six days a week. We don’t open on Sundays,” Smith explains, adding “My staff are so important to me, and they deserve their family time.”

So, whether you choose the Douro store, or opt to pop into the new Peterborough location, you can be sure to find the perfect treat for your sweet tooth!

Kawartha Buttertart Factory
17 Indacom Drive, Lakefield; 705-313-4190, and
Parkway Plaza, 1135 Lansdowne St. W., Peterborough; 705-775-8278
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