The Secret Bakery is a bakery and coffee shop in Northampton, Massachusetts. It is located somewhat off the beaten path, away from the downtown area of the city.

The bakery is owned by Jim and (until recently) run by Padma, a lady of apparently Indian/Indonesian descent. She knows Angus from the times when he was dating one of her employees, Renee. In the shop's first appearance, a dark-haired man with glasses and a tattoo on his neck was talking to Elliot. He has not appeared since.

They are generalists, making everything from pastries to wedding cakes.[1] They supply baked goods to Coffee of Doom in exchange for coffee beans made with Dora's secret process.[2]

The Bakery is located in a nondescript white-brick building[3] with the following sign on the front:

The Secret Bakery

Discreet Baked
Goods & Coffee

Tue-Fri 6 AM - 8 PM
Sat-Sun 8 AM - 8 PM

Closed Mondays

The shop has at least one other employee: Elliot[4] a large, burly-armed brown-haired gentleman who seemed somewhat overly sensitive in his first appearance in the strip.[5]

  • Cheeky batterers
  • Tacky beers there
  • Kerb etcher yeast