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Maka Angyalova

Founder & Owner & Food taster & Baker

Maka missed  good bread she used to eat  in Czech & Slovakia and decided to give a little beach side bakery a go.

Plan was to bake everything herself and only open the shop 3 days a week. The Sumner community response was very positive and the bakery now employs 20+ people. 

Maka studied business and worked in various account management and research positions prior becoming a baker after training in Bellbird bakery and lots of self-study. 

She loves to research and develop new recipes but she mainly sits in front of the computer doing what she hates :). 


"We are a multinational team of people with colorful professional careers creating an amazing learning environment full of energy and drive to out-do ourselves.  There is always a better croissant recipe, undiscovered ingredient, new way  to shape the bread.... journey never ends. " (Maka)

Lex Roh

Head Baker

Lex learned the craft in his father's bakery in homeland Korea.  Later on, he trained and worked at international bakery in Korea  gaining experience in bread making, cake decorating, and pastry production.


He came to New Zealand in 2015 to study English but decided to stay attracted by the country's beauty and relaxed kiwi attitude. 

For us, he is a living-walking baking encyclopedia and he keeps us all in line with meticulous organization of all bakery jobs. 

Lex won golden medals in Farmers Mill NZ Bread Bake Off for Baguette, Ciabatta, and, Plaited bread and  silver for Pretzel. 

He goes fishing, but we are yet to see a fish he caught, and he likes heavy-oaky red wines. 

Head baker Lex working on plain croissants

Iveta Šota

Operations & Marketing & Sales & many other things too

Iveta can do anything, we couldn't do it without her and she is a truly nice person. Her organisational skills come through in every aspect of our business and she is overseeing many different activities.

Iveta has baking, cooking and sales & marketing experience from Latvia & Norway & England. 


What do we believe in ?

We believe that simple good ingredients in hands of passionate craftsman result in the best food possible with true&pure flavors bringing nutrition and pleasure to our customer. 

......and all our lovely bakers and baristas

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