Jonnie was one half of the hair dressing duo Grant & Jim at Elijah Blue in La Villa de Teguise.
Grant, now known as Jonnie has followed his passion for food and opened Jonniebakes which is situated on the top road by the Pirate Museum in the old capital, whilst Jim has retained the premises at Elijah Blue Hair & Home which as the name suggests now has a section of items for the home as well as the hairdressing salon. These guys remain best buddies in fact on the day we popped in Jonnie was taking his food hygiene exam and Jim looked right at home behind the counter.
Jonnie has a wonderful range of freshly home baked goodies on offer each day to tempt you, savoury items include Cornish pasties, sausage rolls, quiches, soup, croissants and a variety of bread for sale. There’s plenty of delicious cakes too including bakewell tart, lemon cake, red velvet cake, apple pie, scones…….need I say more.
We sat down at the only empty table inside and ordered a slice of bakewell tart, red velvet cake, cafe con leche and hot chocolate. The place was buzzing with a mixture of clients including English, Spanish and German. Our drinks and cakes arrived, I was delighted with my hot chocolate which comprised of a hot glass of milk and two dishes of buttons, one dark the other milk. Jim explained that I add the buttons to the hot milk to make my own hot chocolate according to my taste and of course you simply eat any left in the dishes!
We were enjoying the atmosphere and our chat so ordered a second drink as well as reserving some pasties to take home for lunch. Phil Shankland from The Source came in with a small group who ordered a coffee to warm the up before walking to Guatiza. Jim was kept busy serving the constant flow of customers and Jonnie’s dad was busy in the kitchen whilst his mum was front of house.
I’m sure Jonniebakes is going to be a regular haunt for me, it’s on one of my main thoroughfares and I simply love pies. I bought two Cornish pasties and a cheese pastie home for lunch as well as a red velvet cake for Miguel which we really enjoyed despite microwaving them to heat up, the puff pastry was flaky and the filling delicious.
Jonniebakes only opened on New Year’s Eve so if you haven’t been yet, pop in next time you’re passing through Teguise or visiting the Sunday Market.
Tuesday to Friday 8am to 6pm
Saturday 9am to 6pm
Sunday 10am to 3pm
Tel: 683 434 054