Bethan and Ruth, otherwise know as Mission’s very own English Tarts, met through their children at Silverdale’s strong start elementary program. They were both assisting with making soup and baking bread to divide between families in need.
It wasn’t long before the two of them crafted a brilliant plan to start a small business together. They set their sights on baking for the community.
It was humble beginnings, baking for the Saturday Mission City Farmer’s Market. This was enjoyable, connecting with so many people, but when the orders started to increase, the ladies knew that they had to find a commercial kitchen.
The perfect location was discovered downtown. It was exactly what they were looking for and had the potential to be transformed to the quaint cafe they were envisioning.
The English Tarts opened their doors in April of 2013 and have been baking their way into the hearts of our community ever since.
Their hot tea, delightful desserts and homemade fare have become a staple in the downtown for anyone wanting a little taste of comfort.
Combining this with exemplary service and you have the precise reason The English Tarts have been recognized time and time again.
They have not only had the honour of being featured on CTV Morning Live Vancouver and CBC but were highlighted in the Scenic 7 BC website blog and made the Province Newspaper’s Top 20 Tea Shops.
Advice to everyone out there during this difficult time?
Be nice and be respectful.
We are all in this together.
Pop in to English Tarts soon for some sticky toffee pudding and a spot of tea.
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