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Strawberries from Heaven

This item by Kim de Leijer appeared in Hawke's Bay Today on 13th November, 2010.

Heavens bakery, Gloucester Rd, Greenmeadows.

As far as bakeries go this is a goodie.

Established by the Heavens family in 1974 it is now run by their son Jason.

They have six outlets all over Napier and are best known and loved for their "Magpie", a bacon, steak and cheese pie honouring our local rugby stars.

I visited their Greenmeadows branch which is comfortable with tables and couch seating.

There are plenty of options including filled cream doughnut, slices, squares, scones and freshly baked bread. I've heard their coffee is pretty good too.

I was particularly impressed with their kids' range with kids size pies and quiches as well as novelty biscuits and meringue animals.

They are using fresh strawberries in their tarts, the pastry is light, buttery and a perfect complement to the fruity and almost yoghurty filling which is topped with fresh strawberries.