Anna Higham Is Opening Her Own Bakery in Islington

She’s bringing Quince Bakery to New North Road in partnership with Paris Barghchi

Having led the bakeries and pastry sections at places like Lyle’s, Flor and The River Cafe, and spent a season at Hamblin Bread, it’s fair to say Anna Higham knows her way around a bake, so it’s very exciting that she’s setting up her own shop. And with Paris Barghchi (ex-The Clove Club, Tillingham Wines, Bright and Neals Yard Dairy) on board, it promises to be a proper neighbourhood gem.

Bread will be at the heart of the Quince Bakery offering, with country loaves, sourdough, whole grain miche and baguettes made from UK stoneground flour. There’ll also be a changing range of sweet and savoury bakes on the counter, including:

  • brown butter buns
  • seasonal yeasted buns
  • wholegrain hand pies with seasonal fruit filling (like gooseberry in the summer and forced rhubarb in the winter)
  • oat cookies
  • wholegrain palmiers
  • rice pudding tarts
  • savoury hand pies (like chicken & ham and potato & cheese)
  • gluten-free cakes (like quince chestnut, chocolate buckwheat and olive oil ricotta) by the slice

You’ll also be able to pick up coffee, wines and a curated selection of items from indie producers at the bakery too.

Opens Sat 17th February 2024
267 New North Road, London, N1 7AA