Delicious produce using low eco-impact methods and nothing artificial
Lazaro is a new bakery providing traditional homely breads, cakes and pastries to the Putney community. The partners are the gloriously named Ruben San Pedro Lazaro, the head baker, and his business brain, Steve Michael, who pride themselves on their community focus, low Eco-impact policies with regard to packaging, energy, sourcing and waste and avoidance of anything artificial in their delicious products. Above all else the people at Lazaro pride themselves in producing the highest quality that SW15 and its customers deserve and expect.
The first impression is of a small specialist bakery shop but inside you get the powerful impression of a very special bakery working its rather elegant rustic socks off, growing by the minute.
Both men had the ambition and desire to run their own operation at a level some way above the multiple grocers and middle of the road bread shop chains. And after extensive research they found the site on the Upper Richmond Road near the old post office building in November of 2013: just the position they were seeking.
Ruben has a vast experience of baking in many countries. There is even a picture in the bakery of his grandfather in Spain serving his wonderful food in their family restaurant. Natural good food with the best ingredients are in Ruben's blood.
So what do you get? Products from The BBC Good Food Bakery and Cake Show’s Best London Bakery; gleaming ovens; cracking personal service; the best apple cake your correspondent has tasted; great aromas of fresh produce; amazing coffee (with free cake samples to try – just ask!); a range of loaves and rolls in all shapes and sizes; rye, sourdough, organic rustic crustiness.
Go just once and you’ll feel they’ve known you forever. And of course they’ll remember what your favourite order is before you’ve closed the door.
December 20, 2014