BELIEVER IN KINDNESS. COMMUNITY. PAYING IT FORWARD.
MAKING THE WORLD A LITTLE SWEETER!
STORY OF CRUMBUNS
My name is Joanne Emberson — the baker and store owner of Crumbuns Bakeshop, established in 2016. All of my creations are a labour of love and in tribute to my Granny, Anne Emberson. The name “Crumbuns” is a direct nod to Granny! My Grandpa called my Granny his Crumbun as a term of endearment. When I was younger and my grandmother was in the hospital, I would bake her treats to cheer her up. I promised her that I would open up a bakery in her honour, and through hard work was able to make that become a reality for the both of us.
Crumbuns Bakeshop offers a creative assortment of handmade confections, baked goods, and a signature blend of premium coffee. A small variety of gifts, suitable for visitors to the nearby Juravinski Hospital, adorn the walls of the cafe. Crumbuns is located on Concession Street, just blocks from where my Granny lived for many years before her passing in 2010.
We offer seating inside Crumbuns, and it is our ultimate hope that you will walk through the door, sample some of our family recipes and immediately feel right at home!
SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY
Crumbuns Bakeshop values the importance of being able to pay it forward, and does so by donating proceeds from two of our baked goods (“Nate’s Candy Cookies” and “Carter’s Buttons”) to a nearby hospital. These two menu items are made in memory of my family members that sadly lost their lives to cancer.
Crumbuns also works with local suppliers to source fresh and authentic ingredients, and support other local businesses in the neighbourhood. Some examples include: locally roasted craft coffee by Command Coffee as well as handmade pierogies made from locally sourced ingredients by Stuffed. Take a peek inside the Stuffed location to find some of our delicious desserts, too!
Hamilton Spectator Readers Choice Awards
2020 Diamond award winners for
Best Café bistro
2020 Platinum award winners for
Best Chef Joanne Emberson
Best Ice cream / Frozen yogurt
Hershey’s Kitchens, 2020
Crumbuns was hired by Hershey’s to teach three live baking classes from home. Click the icon below to follow along from the comfort of your own home, too! Both an IGTV how-to-video and recipe are linked by Hershey’s for your baking convenience.