Triple Oak Bakery

Bakery | Vegetarian
One of the best


Just east of the Thornton Gap entrance to the Skyline Drive in Virginia’s Piedmont, Triple Oak Bakery is a charming patisserie that makes cakes and pies and coffee-companion pastries. Indoor seats have been added to the formerly take-out-only operation, but our favorite place is the back lawn, where customers can relax and gaze upon the Thornton River while enjoying an al fresco slice of apple pie or mocha cake, baklava, brownies, or biscuits, scones, quiche, or rugelach.

Regular little meals now area available, but our favorite memory is a visit in the bakery’s early days for Saturday morning continental breakfast. It was as informal as an ad hoc gathering of friends and neighbors. Everybody stood around the kitchen chatting and pouring their own coffee from a large French press carafe or fetching a cup of brewing chocolate from a pretty blue pot on the stove or, best of all, making a half-and-half mix of both. To accompany the beverages, trays were laid out with cinnamon buns, chocolate espresso scones, and fresh, chewy bagels.

Did we mention that Triple Oak is gluten-free? Even if you share our love of all things glutenous, don’t let that dissuade you from the consummate baked goods at this wonderful place.

What to Eat
Triple Oak Bakery, Apple Pie
Apple Pie
I do miss gluten in the crust of this pie, but Virginia is apple country, and the filling is beyond reproach.
Triple Oak Bakery, Chocolate Espresso Scone
Chocolate Espresso Scone
Chocolate espresso scones are thick and flaky with just enough chocolate to add tantalizing cocoa luxe.
Triple Oak Bakery, Mocha Cake
Mocha Cake
The formal name of this mocha cake is Mocha Dream Cake. It is dreamy indeed -- a beautiful duet of coffee and chocolate.
Triple Oak Bakery, Brewed Chocolate
Brewed Chocolate
Brewed chocolate is rich and velvety -- a swell alternative (or additive) for coffee.
Triple Oak Bakery, Bagel
While bagel purists might scoff, Triple Oak's gluten free bagels are pretty darn good.
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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