Reasons To Visit A
Collin Street Bakery & Cafe
Here at Collin Street Bakery, it is our passion to make each and every visit to our bakery a memorable event. From the moment you walk through our doors to the moment you leave, we strive to ensure each trip is a celebration of great food enjoyed in the company of friends and family. So if you’re thinking of planning your next trip to one of our Bakery locations, you’re in luck! Whether you most enjoy our walls lined with bakery history, our delicious freshly baked goods, or our excellent customer service, we guarantee there is something at our bakeries to please everyone.
Decorating the walls of each of our bakeshops are historic photos, letters, and displays telling the tale of our bakery’s birth and evolution. You see, visiting a Collin Street Bakery Bakeshop isn’t just about buying delicious baked goods. It’s also about taking a tour of our bakery’s history. From the original DeLuxe® signage made in 1896 to the countless letters from people all over the world ordering our fruitcakes, our bakeshops are just as much a museum as they are bakeries.
Founded over a century ago, our humble bakery was established on the ideas of quality products and quality service. These ideas can be seen throughout our Bakeshops, not only in our products but also in our proudly displayed historical memorabilia. Though the times may change, here at the Bakery, our customs and values remain intact and unaltered.
While many of our products can be ordered online, visiting a Collin Street Bakery Bakeshop is a truly unique experience. The selection in-store is far more extensive, with enough options to satisfy everyone’s tastes. Whether you are interested in perusing our cookie case, ordering a fresh salad for lunch, or simply savoring a hot cup of gourmet coffee, our bakery has something for everyone.
What’s better, the Bakeshops offer free samples! “I think it’s a big benefit of coming into the bakery. If you go online you’re only looking for stuff that you like. People are less likely to buy things online they’re not familiar with,” says Kristen Goodnight, Team Supervisor. “If you’re in the store it gives you the chance to try new things. By trying new things you not only begin to broaden your horizons, but you also get great gift ideas for your friends and family.”
Whenever you enter a Collin Street Bakery Bakeshop, you aren’t just a customer. You are a member of our bakery family! It’s our passion to serve you and make you feel welcome. “We really aim to achieve the family vibe and friendliness that’s a huge part of great customer service,” says Kristin Goodnight.
What’s more, if you are feeling indecisive about what to try, simply ask one of our bakery employees! They will be more than willing to find a treat that fits your specific likes. “We love helping people find out what they’re in the mood for,” says Goodnight. “We ask customers what they like and what they don’t like. Then we can kind of steer them in the direction of things they’re going to enjoy. For example, our Pecan Nugget cookies taste exactly like our Pecan Pie. I love telling our customers, ‘If you love our Pecan Pie you’re going to love this cookie. Not only that, you don’t need a fork and knife.’”
Here at Collin Street, we are sticklers for freshness. We make certain all the ingredients which go into making our products are the absolute best. “That goes for everything from the smallest cookie, up to the largest cake… We take an enormous amount of pride in the quality of our products. Whether that’s locally harvested honey, raisins from California, cherries from the Pacific Northwest, our ingredients are the best we can find,” says William McNutt, fourth-generation owner of Collin Street Bakery.
Almost anything you buy at a Collin Street Bakery Bakeshop has been freshly prepared and baked by a Collin Street employee. “All our Fruitcakes, Pecan Cakes, and pies are baked at our downtown Corsicana location then shipped to our surrounding bakeries,” accounts Goodnight.
“All the cookies, bread, and deli items, however, are made or freshly baked in each store.”
Another reason to visit Collin Street Bakery is evident as soon as you walk into the bakery. We take pride in keeping our Bakeshops exceptionally clean, tidy, and well-stocked. “Coming to our bakery is a luxury experience,” says Goodnight. “It’s not an everyday chore. So we go above and beyond to make sure our facilities are very clean.”
What’s better, with our four Texas bakery locations spotted about east Texas, you are never too far away from a Collin Street Bakery. As Goodnight puts it, “The bakery is a great spot to stop when you’re traveling. Texas is a really big state so traveling for vacations or business means driving very long distances. When you stop at our bakeshops, you’re greeted with clean bathrooms and a clean dining room. It’s one thing about which we frequently receive compliments.”
Plan Your Next Visit
Thinking of planning a trip to one of our Collin Street Bakery locations? Check out our four Texas locations to see which is closest to you! Before you leave the shop, be certain to check in on Facebook and leave us a review. We love to hear our customers’ feedback!