Honings Bakery, Hornsby

If you love your pastries, then you’ll be excited to hear that a new authentic Dutch bakery has touched down in Hornsby, right across from the train station. This family run business serves up freshly baked sweet flans featuring all sorts of fruits and they are made using traditional methods passed on through generations from their relatives in the Netherlands.

We don’t see many flans in Sydney and it’s a shame because they’re a healthier alternative to the tarts on offer elsewhere – instead the sweetness in these pastries is due to the various fruits and the custard filling which holds it all together. During their Grand Opening, we tried out a couple of their flans with different fruits and as I nibbled away, I was reminded of the delicious pastries I had while travelling around Europe. The winner of the bunch in my eyes is the Cherry Crumble because they do a fantastic job of bringing out the lovely, rich flavours of my favourite fruit and pairing it with their creamy custard to fill up their solid pastry base.

Clockwise from the front: Cherry Crumble, Apple Flan, Custard Crumble, Black Prunes Flan

Although the components of a flan are simple enough (pastry, fruit, custard), Honings does a skilful job of decorating them with neat lattices or a sprinkle of buttery crumble to top it all off. We only tried out the mini sized ones but they also do larger sized flans which are great to share with friends and family. It’s a very comforting kind of pastry to have because it tastes home-made and it’s a refreshing change from the usual suspects we get for dessert in Sydney.

As a side note for the coffee connoisseurs out there, Honings have also got you covered by matching their wonderful flans with locally roasted beans supplied by Withams Coffee and the smoothness of the coffees complement the flans well, earning a thumbs up from both myself and the boy. There are a couple of tables for those who want to dine in, but the mini flans are quite portable so it’s easy enough to grab one on the go!

Honings Bakery
Shop 514, 1C Burdett Street
Hornsby NSW 2077


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16 Responses to Honings Bakery, Hornsby

  1. The pastries are mouth watering, now I need to get myself an apple crumble!

  2. Everything looks great! Cherry crumble sounds especially delectable :)

  3. Shepsala

    …. And their coffee is the best in Hornsby@@@@!!!!

  4. Ine Delsing from Sittard-Geleen in the Netherlands

    Hornsby is too far to taste them but they look similar like the ‘Limburgse vlaai’in the Netherlands. We wish you good luck with your new pastery.

  5. Du

    Dear DK and Yvn,
    Thank you two for your positive Review of our Bakery. We are absolutely thrilled. This week we are baking banana eclairs and rice custard pies. Take care of you two, Suzana and Luuk Honings

  6. Lorraine

    The Cherry vlaai tastes just like I remember from living in Sittard. Outstanding bakery. So glad that you’ve brought it to Hornsby.

  7. Our website is now in full swing at http://www.honings.com.au. Our official facebook page will be launched soon, so stay tuned.

    Thanks everybody for your great support and kind words. We have had great feedback on our freshly baked treats.

    Suzana & Luuk

  8. Jess and Stephen

    WOW what beautiful pies! My boyfriend and I just stopped in after doing a google search for Dutch bakeries and patisseries and picked up a selection of delicious mini pies to take to my Oma and Opa. I’m trying not to eat them all on the way there! We will definately be stopping past on a regular basis on our trips to the central coast.

  9. peter gelissen & corine van de Mortel

    i KNOW for sure that all of their pies/bakeries will taste dellicious……komen ze ook aan als ik er een bestel?

    good luck….. lucky luke and suzana

  10. Erik

    These flans are the real deal. Coming from the state of Limburg, the Netherlands, where the pastry is traditionally from, we made the trek to Hornsby to convince ourselves.

    We were certainly not dissapointed and will go back over and over again! Love the custard crumble!

    Erik and Sandra
    Bondi Junction

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