Our History

Our history goes back over 75 years to our humble beginnings in 1948. With a small loan from his sister in Massachusetts, a passion for baking, an incredible work ethic and support from his large family, Lloyd McFadgen Sr together with his wife Rita started McFadgen’s Bakery in Glace Bay Nova Scotia. Using only the highest quality ingredients producing consistent and superior baked goods, his reputation soon demanded delivery to the many stores in the bustling coal mining town of Glace Bay. After a few years more delivery routes were added to neighbouring towns and rural Cape Breton Island.

Our main bakery is still in the same location, we are now in our third generation of McFadgen’s. We have the same commitment to quality, the same passion for baking and follow the same standards displayed by our grandparents. We still source only the finest ingredients, and deliver among the highest quality baked goods.

Today we are one of the largest suppliers of Fruit Cakes, Pound Cakes and Loaf Cakes in Canada.

Where to find our products

Breads, Rolls & Pastry: delivered daily to the Industrial Cape Breton area, all major grocery stores. Look for the Mom's label.

Pound Cakes: all major grocery chains throughout Atlantic Canada and Newfoundland, Isle de Madeleine; In Ontario all Sobeys, Loblaws and Metro Banners.

Fruit Cakes & Plum Puddings: Giant Tigers (National), Metro (Ontario), Loblaws Banners (National), Federated Co-op (Western Canada), North West Company (Northern Canada).

Donuts: all Sobeys banners Atlantic Canada, Colemans (NFLD).

Loaf Cakes & Cookies: all Sobeys and Loblaws banners (Atlantic Canada), Giant Tiger (Atlantic Canada).

Birthday Cakes Pieces: We provide ready to decorate cake pieces to specific banners in Atlantic Canada and Quebec.

We support our local community

Our retail shop

Enjoy our selection of fruit cakes, pound cakes, breads and rolls!

125 Ocean Avenue
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia

Call: 902-849-7677

Retail Shop Hours

Monday – Saturday
9:00am to 5:00pm


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