Open    7 Days a week!
(204) 452 5176
161 Osborne St, Winnipeg

Our Story

A Winnipeg Icon

Why is Baked Expectations so widely known as a Winnipeg icon? It’s pretty simple – at Baked, we make sure everything is fresh, fun and delicious.

Great food and treats for any time of day

Located in the heart of Osborne, not too far from the famous Confusion Corner, there is nothing confusing about why you've been coming back since 1983.

How did Baked Expectations become so widely known as a Winnipeg icon?

It’s pretty simple – word travels when everything is so delicious. We make the most mind-blowing treats with the very best ingredients.

Tia Maria
Lemon Almond Torte
Hazelnut Meringue
Cinnamon Torte
Mocha Torte


Our selection of thirty-plus desserts, which includes cakes tortes and cheesecakes, makes it impossible to choose and necessary to come back. From our gigantic burgers, to our unbelievable clubhouse, to our entire morning-till-late-nite menu, we’re very particular about the food we serve and the ingredients we use. Attention to the tiniest details ensures that your dessert, your food, and your experience is fabulous, each and every time.

Wrap this all in atmosphere that gives a playful nod to retro 50’s chic, and you’ve got a relaxed yet bustling space that welcomes people to do their own thing – whether it’s critiquing the show, lingering on that first date, or visiting from out of town for that elusive piece of cake that you just can’t get anywhere else.

Since owner Beth Grubert served up her first slices of Shmoo in 1983, she’s been in constant motion keeping things fresh and entertaining. Her care and dedication has kept our customers coming back for both their favourites and for new delights for over 30 years. So you’ll often find Beth amidst the action in our lively place - making sure everything is perfect, chatting with longtime customers, or happily watching neophytes stare in wonder as they peer into our dessert display for the first time. Because as she says, “they always go crazy. It’s something that never gets old.”

Many love to get Baked, not only at the café but at all their special events. Our flourishing catering business serves up whole cakes, business lunches and event catering to all our fans who must have Baked at their place. We’re located at the centre of Osborne Village - the hot spot for urbanites and indie shops in Winnipeg. Just another treat that makes Baked simply irresistible.

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  • In the Press

    “Osborne Village dessert emporium celebrates 35 years of serving tasty pastries”

    Winnipeg Free Press
    April 19, 2018

    “It’s no surprise many Winnipeggers have an emotional connection to Baked Expectations…”

    Ciao Magazine
    April 30, 2013

    “…this Osborne Village hotspot has garnered a cult-like devotion and is still, in spite of increased competition, the definitive destination for the city’s sweet fix.”

    Ciao Magazine
    April 1, 2013

    “By popular demand… Our Double Banana Cake Recipe”

    Bon Appétit
    May 1, 2012

    We’re back and so happy to be here!

    While the world has changed we are still the same Baked. The only thing we've changed is how you place your orders. With your help following these few rules, we can make the Baked experience safer for everyone.

    For slices please call us @ 204-452-5176 the same day to pre-order. Give us an hour and we'll have it ready, so you can pickup, pay and go!

    For Whole Cakes, please call us @ 204-452-5176 up to 24 hours in advance to order, call us when you've arrived so you can pick up, pay and go. Your cake will now be boxed and taped upon your arrival for a more contactless pickup. While we'd love to show you your cake like we've done in the past, at this time it's just not safe to do so.

    The Baked crew is back and excited to be able to give you the comfort food you need to brave this ever changing world we're living in. We love that this is our job!

    With love (and cake),