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Sift is a French focused bakery located in historic downtown Mystic, CT. The bakeshop, owned and operated by Pastry Chef Adam Young, features a wide variety of artisanal breads, breakfast pastries and sweet and savory delights. Sift also offers specialty cakes, desserts and custom gifts. Featuring a full barista, guests will enjoy the sweeter things in life seven days a week. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see the latest happenings, and to view our work. We hope to see you soon!


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We take great pride in being a bakery that encourages the passion and love that goes into the craft of pastry, Complete with an amazing team that makes it all possible.





We pride ourselves on serving you the freshest breads, pastries, entrements and more. For this reason, our items may change seasonally. You will often find our case filled with Sift staples, but can also enjoy something new throughout the year.




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Each bakery in Mystic offers great coffee and tea along with freshly-made pastry. Here are favorite offerings from ten different businesses. Some offer sandwiches, soups & salads but all of them make great breakfast sandwiches. We couldn’t sample every treat from every bakery. Did we include yours?

Bleu Squid Breakfast & Bakery Cafe’s (above, photo by Elizabeth Saede) most popular pastry is the cupcake; 80 flavors of them! Winning TV’s Cupcake Wars draws attention from afar but superior quality and flavor create new fans every day. Salted Caramel is the most-popular flavor, moist with a homemade density and complex flavor that renders me powerless to resist. The caramel icing, caramel drizzle and dash of sea salt are balanced and not too sweet. Berrylicious has vanilla cake with real blueberry & raspberry pieces, and vibrant blackberry buttercream. Chocolate Caramel has moist chocolate cake topped with caramel buttercream, chocolate shots, caramel drizzle, chocolate ganache drizzle and chocolate buttercream crunch.

Bleu Squid, is in Olde Mistick Village and serves full breakfasts and lunch, Twisted Bene’s (eggs Benedict), gourmet breakfast sandwiches, freshly-squeezed juices, gourmet grilled cheese, sandwiches, soups and salads.

Tips: If you plan to consume fewer than three cupcakes maybe eat real food first. Let each refrigerated cupcake warm a bit for maximum eating pleasure. Okay, now try again with your second cupcake.

Bleu Squid is in Olde Mistick Village: 27 Coogan Blvd (bldg 16), Mystic

photo by Elizabeth Saede

SIFT’s classic butter croissant is a flaky, buttery, tender mouthful of ethereal goodness with a crunchy golden-brown exterior owner, Adam Young, won the TV title of “Best Baker in America” last year And SIFT is undergoing a huge expansion to better serve the adoring public. But don’t let publicity fool you, the French-inspired bakery items are even better than the hype. Individual cakes are crafted into delectable miniature works of art. Expertly-crafted bread, cookies and brownies are divine. But those croissants! Oh, my! They are easily the most popular items.

81 layers of croissant dough transform into 13 creations such as chocolate croissants, Cinnamon Sugar Ebbieoche (named after Adam’s wife Ebbie) and Cheese Guava Danish. Try smoked ham and Swiss or a veggie combination that includes spinach, roasted tomato, shallot, garlic, Parmesan, Swiss, and Feta.

Another shape is covered in frangipane and toasted almonds, baked, split, and filled with almond and brown sugar whipped cream. Chive omelet, turkey, or chicken salad are sandwiched into butter or “everything” seeded croissants. The sticky bun is topped with toasted pecans. Window counter seating is available but stay tuned for so much more.

Tips: GO! Parking spaces behind and closest to SIFT are designated for 15-minute take-out. On-street parking is usually 2 hours.

Sift is at 5 Water St, Mystic

Li’s Bake Shop has freshly-baked soft chocolate chip cookies bursting with chocolate and responsible for countless smiles. Also popular are toasted almond chocolate chip scones, apple donuts, flaky fruit turnovers, muffins, gingerbread, cheesecake, layer cakes, bar cookies and brownies.

Cinnamon Rolls bursting with cinnamon filling and are topped with vanilla glaze. Moist cupcake flavors include tangerine, Red Velvet, Carrot Cake, Caramel, Coconut and more! Raspberry Cream Cheese Danish, Asiago cheese bagel, and Salted Caramel Chip Cookie are perpetual favorites but the Devil Dog’s chocolaty moist cake wrapped around cream filling has a crazy following. Chorizo and egg on a bagel is a great way to start any day.

Tips: great coffee with $1 refills encourage on-site eating…few indoor seats or sit on the patio outside! Prior to 10:00 a.m. parking may be available in the lot behind Engine Room. Shhhh, don’t tell anyone I said so.

Li’s is at 15 Holmes St, Mystic

photo by Elizabeth Saede

Deviant Donuts appear each weekend inside Vault Coffee Roasters (in Olde Mistick Village facing the highway) for a 10-flavor limited engagement. Marketing coordinator and donut fryer Maegan Foisie divides her time between studying digital media and business at UCONN and applying that education in this one-year-old business. The classic yeast dough proofs for up to 20 hours for a balanced, light texture and flavor. The classic cake-style donut comes in vanilla or chocolate then creative, homemade details are added. All donuts are huge and big enough to share but you won’t want to.

Vanilla Glaze is pillowy tender with vanilla glaze and is a clear favorite. Samoa is equally loved with toasted chewy coconut, vanilla cake, vanilla glaze, and a drizzle of dark chocolate glaze. Orange Chocolate has vanilla cake covered in orange glaze with crunchy chocolate bits affixed to the bottom and dark chocolate drizzle on top. A dark chocolate bon-bon rests on top.

Recent Favorites include French Toast, Unicorn (vanilla cake with multi-colored marshmallow buttercream and twisted white fondant horn), Peanut Butter Cup, Candied Bacon, Mixed Berry and Maegan’s favorite Coffee Cake.

Tips: Go early to secure favorite flavors. Menus are posted Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m. on Instagram and Facebook. Open 8:00 a.m. Friday-Monday in the winter; every day in summer.

Deviant Donuts is in Olde Mistick Village: 27 Coogan Blvd (bldg 7b), Mystic

photo by Elizabeth Saede

Mystic Market has 3 locations but I visit 63 Williams Ave. near the YMCA which is a full-service market with a busy bakery. The Flourless Chocolate Torte is divine. Layers of creamy ganache, whipped ganache & other delectable details melt in my mouth with a jolt of dark-chocolate flavor. The friendly couple sitting next to me is enjoying oatmeal raisin cookies and mention carrot cake is a favorite dessert. If you’re taking cake or pie to go the freezer case has local ice cream, gelato, and sorbet.

Layer cakes, bar cookies, special-occasion cakes, wedding cakes, cream puffs, pies, tarts, cheesecake, cannoli, and cookies beckon. A separate case holds International cheeses Taleggio, Manchengo, Humbolt Fog, Raclette, and jars of clotted cream. Cheese is a thoughtful nod to guests who aren’t fond of sweets.

Freshly-made sandwiches, creative salads, self-serve coffee and full dinners to go simplify any meal.
Tip: check online for daily specials which are posted a week at a time.

East location: 63 Williams Ave, Mystic / West location: 375 Noank Rd, Mystic

photo by Elizabeth Saede

Lighthouse Bakery’s European-style pastry includes naploeans, cream puffs and tiramisu. Adjacent to the Mystic post office and tucked at the quiet end of a driveway a few seats are available to enjoy freshly-baked treats, coffee, omelettes, or breakfast sandwiches. Roulade-style cake slices, and cheesecake fill refrigerated glass cases. Massoud and his helper Tyler continuously process dough on a flour-lined table into assorted shapes. Most of these freshly-baked goods supply local restaurants which explains why the simple space is geared toward work rather than dining.

At Massoud’s suggestion I taste a puff pastry napoleon with vanilla custard center. The creamy flavor fondly reminds me of old world treats from Brooklyn and I hear the raspberry napoleon is even better. I take note of the sign for made-to-order pies but ultimately leave with still-warm bagels. My car smells great for the rest of the day.

Tip: Look for the sign and OPEN flag as the building is not easy to spot from the street. A few parking spots and patio seating are available.

Lighthouse Bakery is at 21 E. Main St, Mystic

B.F. Clyde’s Cider Mill has generations of fans of their freshly-prepared apple cider donuts. The cinnamon sugar covered donut is the clear favorite. Beginning in late August, truckloads of fresh apples are converted into apple cider using the oldest steam-powered cider press in the United States. Cider and apples are transformed into pies, turnovers, dumplings, breads and other delicious treats. Colorful rocking chairs beckon from the wrap-around porch. For some kids, the best thing about a new school year is a trip to Clyde’s. Hot cider drinks, 100% apple slushies (man, are they good!), coffee and samples of hard cider are available. Don’t miss the specialty food items and gifts.

Tips: Clyde’s is open September 1st through December or whenever they run out of apples. Please observe “no parking” signs on local roads. For maximum education and fun, plan your visit to coincide with scheduled cider pressings.

B.F. Cyde’s is at 129 N. Stonington Rd., Mystic

Just Outside of Mystic

photo by Elizabeth Saede

Indulge’s Lobster Tail is a shell-shaped pastry with lots of thin, flaky layers, a snowy coating of confectioner’s sugar and a moist ricotta citrus filling. Flavor and textures are delicious together and not overly sweet. Funnybone is a moist chocolate cake with an Italian peanut butter buttercream center and luscious dark chocolate ganache coating. This, too, is not overly sweet which makes it easier to enjoy dark chocolate flavors without feeling too indulgent. A variety of cinnamon rolls, cupcakes and pastries are also available.

Geri Moran and her staff serve breakfast sandwiches, nautically-named creative salads, sandwiches and coffees. Relax in overstuffed chairs or grab and go. Located directly across from the entrance to Stonington Library with on-street parking.
Tip: don’t forget that container of homemade dog biscuits for your furry friend.

Indulge is at 17 High St, Stonington

photo by Elizabeth Saede

Loveridge Place is tucked away in an industrial section of Pawcatuck (Stonington). Despite the day’s rain, the butter croissant’s exterior is crunchy with pillowy interior layers of butter and melt-in-my-mouth flavor. The whole thing disappears in a self-indulgent flash. A huge scone has incredible light texture and a crisp exterior despite being packed with blueberries. Every mouthful is deeply satisfying. Buttery croissants in all shapes, sizes and flavors share baking racks and a display case with bagels and cookies among the intoxicating aroma of real butter. Owner Carla Gennuso produces superior pastries for our eating pleasure. Two men stand at a tiny counter eating breakfast sandwiches because there’s no room for tables in this serious work space.

A variety fruit tarts, quiche, breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches, homemade soups and self-serve coffee are available but don’t leave without croissants.

Tips: Currently open Friday-Sunday 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. but actively looking to expand into a larger space in a more visible location. Use your GPS if you must but GO now, GO often!

Loveridge Place is at 2 Prospect St. Pawcatuck (Stonington)

photo by Elizabeth Saede

ZEST Fresh Pastry is tucked inside The Velvet Mill in Stonington Borough where owner Gabriella Winthrow sources ingredients from local farms. Local carrots are processed into a spicy, sweet, moist carrot cake with cream cheese frosting but the Amazing Bar is a favorite of Shania who helps me. A graham cracker crust is piled with layers of dark chocolate, butterscotch, coconut, pecans, and white chocolate with a top garnish of sea salt. The chewy, sweet bar would pair well with coffee procured from Ashlawn Farm in Old Saybrook.

The industrial space has bar stool seating and long reclaimed wood tables with bags of toys to occupy kids while Mom & Dad relax. Assorted cakes, cookies and truffles are available including hand-painted wedding cakes. Beautiful amber bottles of vanilla beans in vodka or bourbon have transformed into vanilla extract for the discerning baker.

Tips: visit the winter Stonington Farmer’s Market inside the Velvet Mill Saturdays 10-1. The whole brick building is packed with interesting shops and artists who are open various days and times.

ZEST is in the Velvet Mill: 22 Bayview Ave. Stonington

Some final thoughts:
Bakers are hardworking, creative craftspeople who begin work in the middle of the night so our mornings can be sweeter. Please seek out these wonderful places and share your epicurean adventures with others in person, on social media and on YELP. Follow your favorite bakeries on social media for insight and inspiration. With our support they’ll continue to bake the treats we crave.

Elizabeth SaedeAbout the Author
Elizabeth Saede is a local author of Lobster Summer. She is also the author of’s “On the Water” column. Elizabeth can be reached by email at Sunshine06378[at]


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Sift – Bake Shop

Sift is a French focused bakery offering artisanal breads, breakfast pastries, savory items, and specialty pastries. These guys start baking at 2:30 AM!


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5 Water Street, Mystic, CT


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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Hopefully this place will offer grinder rolls similar to the ones at Buono’s Bakery on Hartford Avenue in Providence. How hard is it to make crusty breads with soft centers?

    1. Lol so critical. Can’t you appreciate what they do make -and make well that is.

  2. I need to know if you can make a sugar free cake for my dad’s 90th birthday on Saturday.he has diabetes and it’s very difficult to find a bakery that can accommodate him.
    Thank you

    1. I regret we are only able to accommodate cakes off our signature cake menu, which I have included below.

      The white or carrot cakes are lower in sugar than the chocolate or red velvet, but still do contain sugar.

      Ebbie – Sift Bakery

  3. Are you (water st.) located in the downtown area? I am coming for my 79th
    birthday vacation next March and want to know if you will be open
    during this your winter season?
    [email protected]
    Indianapolis resident . . . . .

    1. Yes, Sift is located at 5 Water Street in Downtown Mystic. Sift is open year round! Have a great trip to Mystic!


Sift Bake Shop in Mystic: Winner of "Best Baker in America"

Upon opening Sift, Chef Young was determined that Sift Bake Shop would work. Opening a French bakery was his dream, and he knew that by following his business plan, delivering consistently good products, and through his passion and hard work, Sift would succeed. 

Saying that the past two years have been busy for Chef Young is an understatement—he’s opened Sift, appeared on two Food Network competitions, had his first child, and expanded to a seasonal bakery outlet in Watch Hill, RI.

With all of these accomplishments, you’d guess correctly that Young has been busy, typically putting in 90 hours of work each week. But this work he considers an investment into his young business and family’s future. What’s challenging now is predictions for the future, as “Sift is a brand new business each year.” Young hopes to expand to include a large kitchen space and more seating, so customers can enjoy lingering over their cappuccino and croissant.

But at present, Young wants to always have Sift located in downtown Mystic, as the locals in the food and beverage business are “in it to win it,” with the attitude that one business’s success is “good for one, good for all.” Which is something that I love to hear being from the area and frequenting the restaurants in Mystic.

Chef Young’s suggestion is to order one in each class of items, so one entremets, one bread, one sandwich, a macaroon (really, you must order more than one), and one croissant. In fact, croissants are the specialty at Sift, with numerous bakers working 23 hours per day to create a range of sweet and savory croissants that are especially loved locally. What’s popular and available one week might be different the next, but during my visit, I enjoyed the currently popular savory croissant, which I found to be perfectly flaky, stuffed with just the right amount of filling, and perfect for a morning or afternoon treat. Whatever you choose to order, you won’t be disappointed. 

I’m excited to see what goals Chef Young will accomplish for Sift Bake Shop in the next two years.

Sift Bake Shop

5 Water Street Mystic, CT

102 Bay Street, Watch Hill, RI 


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Gluten Free Bakeries in Mystic Seaport, Connecticut

  • 1.Bleu Squid Bakery and Cheese Shop

    23 ratings$

    27 Coogan Blvd, Mystic, CT 06355

    Bakery, Gluten Free Menu, Sandwiches + 5 more

    71% of 14 votes say it's celiac friendly

  • 2.Sift Bake Shop

    11 ratings$

    5 Water St, Mystic, CT 06355

    Bakery, Gluten Free Menu, Cookies + 5 more

    100% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly

  • 3.Li's Bake Shop

    2 ratings$

    15 Holmes St, Mystic, CT 06355

    Bakery, Dessert

  • 4.Alice in the Village

    1 rating$

    27 Coogan Blvd #26A, Mystic, CT 06355

    Bakery, Gluten Free Menu, Dessert + 3 more

  • 5.Zest Fresh Pastry

    7 ratings$

    22 Bayview Ave, Stonington, CT 06378

    Bakery, Cookies, Cupcakes, Dessert

  • 6.Deviant Donuts

    17 ratings$$

    27 Coogan Blvd, Mystic, CT 06355

    Gluten Free Menu, Donuts, Dairy-Free Friendly + 6 more

    90% of 11 votes say it's celiac friendly

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    Everything is homemade, fresh and delicious.The little Shop smells amazing and does not disappointed when you finally decided what to order.

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