Yanoula’s story began in Rizokarpaso, a village at the very tip of the sunny island of Cyprus. This is where Yanoula lived during her younger years, learning to cook the most delicious traditional Cypriot dishes along the way.
Yanoula moved to North London where she became well known for her delicious olive pitta recipe among her friends and family, and to this day they still talk about Yanoula’s amazing olive pittas.
The secret recipe has been passed down from generation to generation and now her granddaughters are carrying on the tradition.
Now the story continues in East London at our authentic, village-style bakehouse. We make our family recipe the way they do in the village - by hand. This is Yanoula's way.
This isn't a pitta you say?
So let's clear this up. We don't bake scones or rock cakes (although they may look very similar!)
In Greek, a pitta refers to pretty much anything we bake but mainly a smaller bake or pie. The flatbreads you'll find more regularly are part of the pitta family, however our main bakes are very different.
When you come to visit you'll find a sweet tahini pitta which is more of a swirl pastry while also discovering Yanoula's original olive pitta, which is more of a bready muffin.
All unique and delicious in their own way, our pittas are much much more than a plain bread. We hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoy baking them.