Mystic Pastry Chef Wins Best Baker in America

And the winner is Adam Young, but maybe it's really everyone in the Shoreline community too! As we get to enjoy the variety of artisanal breads, breakfast pastries and sweet and savory delights that fill the counters of Sift Bake Shop in Mystic, CT.  Owner (along with wife, Ebbie Young) and Head Pastry Chef, Adam Young, was crowned the winner of the second season of the Food Network baking competition show on June 18th. 

Sift Bake Shop is a family owned, French focused bakery specializing in artisanal breads, pastries, desserts, macarons, signature cakes, savory items, and more. Bakers arrive by 3:00am (Thankfully they serve coffee too!!)  to start the daily production, and every single menu item is made fresh daily within the in-house exhibition kitchen, where guests can enjoy watching the bakers hard at work through the glass windows. Each and every menu item starts from scratch with only the best and freshest ingredients - each and every single Sift product is made right here in their kitchen. Heads up - because they are committed to maintaining the freshest baked goods possible, they aim to sell out of product by the close of business. So once it's gone, it's gone! 


Photography courtesy of Sift Bake Shop


Take a peek at their bakery menu

FYI - all menu items are subject to seasonal changes and availability. In addition to their bakery menu, Sift also offers a signature cake menu, holiday menu, and six beautifully handcrafted speciality celebration cakes.
Because remember...

"A party without cake, is just a meeting" - Julia Child


Artisanal Breads

All of our breads are naturally leavened by fresh yeast, shaped by hand, and baked fresh every single morning. Our bakers arrive at 3:00 AM to make sure our breads are fresh out of the oven by the time the first customer arrives at 7:00 AM.

Baguette- $3.95
The French staple. 4 day fermented dough, unique sour flavor, crispy crust

Pain d’ Epi- $3.95
Traditional French baguette, wheat stalk shape

Focaccia- Full loaf: $8.50 Half loaf: $4.25
Moist, delicate, versatile, sea salt topping
Flavors vary with the season

Brioche- Full loaf: $8.50 Half loaf: $4.25
Vermont creamery butter, rich texture, delicate crumb

Brewer’s Multi-grain- Full loaf: $8.50 Half loaf: $4.25
Local beer sour starter, hearty texture, heavily seeded

Ciabatta- Full loaf: $6.50 Half loaf: $3.25
Extra virgin olive oil, light, delicate, floury crust


Breakfast Pastries

Our croissants are laminated daily, which means we wrap a block of butter in dough, and the layers are then created by a series of “turns,” where the dough is rolled thin, and folded over itself. The dough is then left to rise or “proof,” and then baked fresh.

Classic Croissant- $2.50
81 layers of hand rolled butter and dough. Complete with a crispy crust, flaky texture, and signature honeycomb structure. This traditional classic is the base for our flavored croissants.

Chocolate Croissants- $3.25
70% dark chocolate

Almond Croissants- $3.50
Light candied almond mousse, slivered almonds

Vegetable Croissant- $3.25
Spinach, sun-dried tomato, garlic, feta, Parmesan, white sesame seeds

Ham & Cheese Croissant- $3.50
Virginia ham, Gruyere

Pan au Raisin- $2.95
Vanilla seed pastry cream, rum soaked raisins

Cheese Croissant- $3.25
Savory cream cheese, apricot preserve glaze

Sticky Bun- $3.50
Brioche dough, brown sugar, cinnamon, caramel, pecans

Muffins- $2.75
Seasonally inspired flavors can include:
pumpkin, chocolate chip, banana, blueberry, bran, lemon poppy seed & carrot

Scones- $2.50
Seasonally inspired flavors can include:
lemon, spring onion, blueberry, & cranberry walnut


Savory Items

Quiches- $7.50
Buttery, flaky crust, delicate egg custard

Seasonally inspired flavors can include:
Bacon lardon & leek, vegetable chèvre, butternut squash & cranberry, lobster & leek

Sandwiches $7.75 - $9.95 (served with cape cod chips)
Seasonal offerings can include:
Roasted turkey on a croissant, Brie, spinach, cranberry aioli
Prosciutto on a baguette, arugula, chèvre, balsamic glaze
Chive omelet on herbed brioche, Vermont cheddar, smoked bacon, tomato jam



Cookies- $2.00 - $2.95
Chocolate Walnut Sea Salt, Oatmeal Raisin, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Chocolate Chip, Brownies, Seasonal Whoopie Pies, Shortbread

Assorted French Macarons- $1.95
Chocolate Raspberry, Exotic Fruit, Vanilla Bean, Pistachio, Coffee, Chocolate



Chocolate Hazelnut Praline - $5.95
Milk chocolate sponge cake, hazelnut ganache, crispy hazelnut praline, orange blossom crème brûlée, hazelnut Bavarian, milk chocolate glaze

Exotic Fruit Gâteau- $5.95
White chocolate sponge cake, mango ganache, caramelized yuzu mousse, white chocolate glaze

Lemon Olive Oil Cake- $5.95
Moist lemon olive oil sponge, lemon curd, whipped lemon mousse, crisp white chocolate shell

Key-Lime White Chocolate Cheesecake- $5.95
Graham cracker crust, white chocolate cheesecake, key-lime custard, white chocolate mousse, lime gelée.

Chocolate Raspberry Torte- $5.95
Chocolate sponge cake, dark chocolate ganache, raspberry pate de fruit, macerated raspberries, 88% chocolate mousse, milk chocolate raspberry glaze

Lemon Meringue Tart - $5.95
Shortbread crust, tart lemon curd, caramelized meringue

Carrot Cake Roulade- $5.95
Moist carrot cake, whipped cream cheese filling, crushed candied pecans

Opera Torte- $5.95
Espresso soaked almond sponge cake, chocolate ganache, coffee and hazelnut mousse

Key Lime Mille-Feuille- $5.95
Flaky puff pastry, key lime curd, caramelized meringue



Granola, Shortbread, French Macarons


Sift features a full barista of hand crafted beverages featuring house made flavor syrups, accompaniments, & toppings. We proudly serve LaVazza Coffee and Tazo Tea.

Cold Drinks:
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, San Pellegrino Waters, Bottled Water



Sift Bake Shop

5 Water Street
Mystic, CT 06355
(860) 245-0541