Longboys make doughnuts unlike any you’ve seen before: gourmet, hand-rolled, finger-shaped treats filled with luxurious creams and compotes, covered with sumptuous glazes and toppings. We caught up with the owners (patisserie royalty Graham Hornigold and Heather Kaniuk) to get the inside info on Coal Drops Yard’s newest foodie destination.


What can people expect from Longboys?

A delicious range of our signature Longboys doughnuts, speciality coffee from Assembly Roast, a selection of curated drinks and great customer service. Come in for a bit of banter, we love to get to know our customers!


What can people find at Longboys that they wouldn’t find anywhere else?

Longboys! Our doughnuts are unique – they’re handmade brioche-based finger doughnuts, less sweet than your average doughnut and made using the finest quality ingredients.


What inspired you to start Longboys?

We felt there was a gap in the doughnut market, and wanted to move away from the overly sweet, artificial confection you often get. We’re here to bridge the gap between high-end patisserie and make quality pastry accessible to all.

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Tell us about your backgrounds.

We are a team of experts that have worked in five-star hotels and have Michelin backgrounds. Graham Hornigold was previously the Group Pastry Chef at Hakkasan and Heather, Executive Pastry Chef at London’s Shangri-La and the Mandarin Oriental.


Describe a perfect day out at Coal Drops Yard.

Firstly, you’d have to grab a doughnut and coffee at Longboys to fuel the day! Then, meandering around the shops, perusing Caravane for beautiful homewares, Kitchen Provisions for their selection of hand forged knives and culinary treasures (we are chefs, after all!). If the sun’s out, a little wander around the canal while watching the world go by. Later on, perhaps a spot of lunch at Barrafina before kicking back with a drink at Spiritland and listening to some great tunes.


What’s your favourite product in store at the moment?

Our Strawberry and White chocolate Longboy has been a hit this summer- combining homemade strawberry jam, white chocolate cremeux and fresh strawberries. Delicious!


Find out more at www.longboys.co.uk

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