Originally a lockdown side hustle, Maya’s Bakehouse is now a brick-and-mortar shop

Back in 2020, Maya Manwaring started a micro bakery out of her house in Brixton. It began as a lockdown creative outlet but soon became a full-fledged business and a hit with her South London community when she started selling her loaves of sourdough.

Maya’s kept it up ever since, selling her bakes on the online food market app Delli, but she recently realised it was time for an expansion. “The business and waiting list has outgrown my home and it’s now time to make the exciting and scary move to a premises,” Maya wrote on her crowdfunding page which was set up to raise funds for vital equipment including a commercial oven and pastry sheeter. In just less than a month, Maya was able to raise over £12,000.

Now, Maya’s Bakehouse has officially opened in Tulse Hill – and there’s enough of Maya’s famous sourdough bread to go around. There’s also a range of other bakes on offer, including the likes of almond custard and poppy seed buns; chocolate and hazelnut buns; blackberry and custard buns; blackberry, custard and ginger crumble cakes; and hazelnut, rye and blackberry frangipane tarts. If you’re south of the river and in the mood for a pastry, you know where to go.

37 Tulse Hill, London SW2 2TJ