A Lebanese bakery has opened in Cambridge, serving more than 50 traditional sweet and savoury pastries, breads and treats.

Lagona Bakery, which is located on Mill Road, opened yesterday (9 April) will serve up freshly baked products from 8am to 5pm six days a week, targeting the breakfast and lunch crowds. Diners can grab-and-go or sit in as the bakery has seating for 24 people.

Alongside the bakery, owner Salah Edan runs a restaurant in the city (pictured), which was opened two years ago. “When we opened the restaurant we were the first Lebanese restaurant in Cambridge. Now, we are the first Lebanese bakery as well – it’s something different for the city,” he told British Baker.

Items on the bakery menu include date ma’amoul, a date with dough around it, baklava made of layers of filo pastry topped with chopped nuts and sweetened with honey, as well as Lebanese fatayer – a small dough filled with different ingredients that is then closed and baked.

Man’ouche, likened to a smaller thinner pizza, will also be served topped with items such as halloumi, feta, minced lamb and spinach. Brunch favourite shakshuka is also available.  

Edan said the stone-baked oven played an important role in the creation of the goods.