EST. 1983

In 1983, a young lad called Douglas (Dougie) put on an apron and dived headfirst into the world of baking as an apprentice. As he baked his way through the doughy delights, Dougie’s talent began to rise. Opportunity then knocked at the door and Dougie was offered the chance to take the reins of his very own bakery in Ballymena, Northern Ireland.

The Dougies Goodies adventure began, the bakery became so popular that Dougie needed more hands-on deck, eight to be precise. As the aroma of Dougies bakes and cakes spread throughout the local area so did the need for space. Dougies Goodies expanded and what began as a “small bakery” soon transformed into a buzzing coffee and bakehouse.

What makes us so special?

Individuality is the key to our continued success, no one does it like Dougies! We have an unwavering commitment to our baking and customer service. We love making peoples day just as much as we love making cakes! Our methods of baking used to create the range of products cannot be matched in terms of taste and quality. Traditional baking starting from scratch is what continues to set Dougies apart from the rest. There are no mixes and no short cuts, we believe extra effort means extra flavour and that’s why people can’t get enough of our cakes and bakes.

Don't just take our word for it, come visit the bakery or find one of our stockists and try for yourself.

Let the Goodies do the talking!


  • I highly recommend them. Lovely birthday cake ordered and customised online - thoroughly enjoyed by all.

    Grace N
  • Had never heard of this place until the wife suggested I try it out. OMG. Absolutely unbelievable. Best buns I’ve ever had and really well priced too. Can’t wait to go back

  • Highly recommend dougies goodies bakery staff are very friendly and the selection of buns cakes etc are brilliant place is spotless and not over priced very reasonable. The bounty ball is so tasty. Will definitely be back.

  • Best bakery around. Hands down. Extensive range in the new premises. I won't recom anything as my list would take too long. Whatever you choose, it will be amazing.

  • I’m still dreaming about those cake pops! Will be making it a monthly treat now to come up from Bangor for some sweet treats, worth the drive.

    dlou J
  • This is by far the best bakery.. I travel to Ballymena from Newtownabbey for a treat. They also sell amazing cakes that you can put photos/Happy Birthday etc on.. always very helpful when I arrive to order!

  • Wow, what an amazing bakery. Bought birthday cake, half chocolate and half plain. What an amazing job they did on decorating it and the taste, one of the best ever. Very reasonably priced as well. Highly recommended.

    Catherine C
  • Fantastic bakery, offer great homemade food, scones, pastries and so much more including fantastic cakes for special occasions. I highly recommend this bakery.

    Roy D
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