Laughlin’s Bakery is one of those places that just makes your heart warm. Laughlin’s quaint location, European vibe, delicious treats, and welcoming staff has made it one of those Columbus establishments that lures in customers and then keeps them coming back for more.
Located just off High Street in the Short North, this adorable little shop is the perfect pit-stop during your Sunday morning strolls or your after work commute. Laughlin’s offers everything from candied popcorn to sweet pastries to beautiful layer cakes to hearty bread to (one of my favorites) Cheese Straws, which are a more delicious version of Cheez-Its. And, the best part? They’re all baked fresh daily.
Jonas Laughlin, owner, baker extraordinaire, and former opera singer, opened Laughlin’s Bakery in December 2014. After suffering vocal cord damage and realizing he would no longer be able to sing, Laughlin realized his passion for baking. With help from a very successful Kickstarter campaign, he was then able to open the bakery of his dreams.
Yes, he’s a singer AND a baker. *swoon*
You may be wondering what you should try at Laughlin’s. My suggestion?
The Madeleines are so wonderful. They carry the Lemon Madeline regularly, but sometimes you’ll be faced with the decision to go with the traditional favorite or try one of the specialty flavors like Orange. You won’t be disappointed with either choice.
Another of my favorites is the almond croissant. I love almonds AND I love croissants, so this is just a combination of some of my favorite things. And, it’s covered with powdered sugar, which makes it even more delicious.
And the bread? The bread is so wonderful that when I close my eyes and take a bite, I swear I’m in a Parisian bakery eating bread fresh from the oven. And, bonus, the bread looks as beautiful as it tastes!
A few other things I love include any of the layer cakes, any of the dessert breads, the Cheese Straws, the Florentine’s, and the caramel chocolate popcorn. Really, you can’t go wrong with any of the scrumptious offerings Laughlin’s has cooked up for Columbus!
Special thank you to Jonas Laughlin and his team at Laughlin’s Bakery for their hospitality during our shoot! Be sure to check them out online, on Facebook, and on Instagram to keep up with specials, happenings, and delicious photos!
Photographs by Katie Hurier
Lighting Assistance by Ua Chamberlain
Styling by Christy Stiteler
Blog post by Erica Coffman
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