Our Love Story
Owners Andrew & Mara are a husband and wife team who met in Andrew’s homeland, Canada in 2005. While living in Canada, they joined forces to successfully operate their late-night café, Folly, while working together to create scrumptious cheesecakes, brownies and cookies.
Following the birth of their first born, Max, they followed the sun back to Mara’s home, Australia; settling in Newcastle. Soon after, they welcomed Gus into their little family. With two young children in tow, Andrew and Mara began selling cupcakes and macarons at market in 2013. Since then the young family have grown as quickly as the business with two more babies and three busy cafes
Andrew has a passion for flavour combinations and nostaligic North American baked goods. Mara’s rich family history of baking has helped fuel her dedication to producing the finest macarons and cupcakes imaginable. The couple’s shared love for all things sweet inspired them to make Fifi La Femme the success it is today.
Fifi La Femme is a bakery dedicated to using the freshest and finest quality ingredients. We source local and organic ingredients when ever possible. All of our baked goods are made with love, daily in our Islington bakery. We do not use mixes or artificial preservatives. We are proud to offer many gluten free and vegan options