Easy Like Sunday Morning

Celebrating the spirit of Sundays with Desmond & Dempsey.

Lionel Ritchie got it right. Sunday mornings are for taking things slowly, easing into the day with good coffee and your favourite breakfast – warm croissants with butter and jam, French toast drizzled with maple syrup, eggs on toasted English muffins – and sipping, strolling and reading your day away. And whether you want to lounge in your pyjamas all day, or dress up to see friends and family, a morning trip to your local bakery is a must. Scruffy or smart, anything goes on Sunday. No expectations, no judgements. Just breakfast.

To celebrate the spirit of Sundays, we’ve collaborated with pyjama masters Desmond & Dempsey to create a limited-edition apron and tea towel with an exclusive hand-painted print inspired by GAIL’s: baking, coffee, craft and our mutual love of mornings. For D&D founders Molly and Joel, it started with a fondness for our ham and cheese croissant – flaky and filled with rich béchamel sauce, honey-glazed ham and Gruyère cheese – and turned into a Sunday routine. Their morning isn’t complete without a trip to their local GAIL’s and so we’ve worked together to bring their pyjama prints to the kitchen and celebrate the slow morning rituals that make Sundays special.

Available to buy from our bakeries and online, the stylish print and soft cotton make these culinary essentials perfect for pottering in the kitchen, or cooking up a storm for friends and family. And to keep every day feeling like Sunday, the print will also be featured in all of our bakeries, and will even take over the facade of our Portobello Road bakery.


Fancy winning a year’s worth of D&D pyjamas and GAIL’s bread?

To celebrate our collaboration with Desmond & Dempsey we’re giving you the chance to win a year’s worth of your favourite GAIL’s bread and D&D PJs. Enter here, T&C apply.

GAIL’s at London Coffee Festival

We’re excited to be returning to the London Coffee Festival from 12th –  15th April this year at the Old Truman Brewery. Find us at the La Marzocco True Artisan Café on Saturday 14 April from 10am – 1pm where we’ll be serving our signature drink, ‘Oh my Darling Clementine’ made from Single Origin coffee from Burundi, Rude Health Brown Rice Milk, clementines, chilli, date syrup, juniper berries and wild flower honey.

The Festival will feature over 250 artisan coffee and gourmet food stalls, tastings and demonstrations from world-class baristas, interactive workshops, street food, coffee-based cocktails, live music, DJs, art exhibitions and more.


Baking for Kew Gardens’ Orchids Festival

For our third annual partnership with the Kew Gardens’ Orchids Festival, we have created a limited edition cake in celebration of this year’s theme: Thailand.

We are delighted to bake for Kew, an iconic destination, for a third year running. We admire Kew’s commitment to curating and sharing knowledge with Londoners, not least in such a beautiful way. Our Passionfruit Cake was inspired by this year’s theme, the flavours of Thailand.

This limited edition Passionfruit Cake, made with passionfruit, coconut and yoghurt, will be available from 25th January – 28th February in Abbeville Road, Barnes, Chiswick, Fulham Road, High Street Kensington, Hove, King’s Road, Northcote Road, Parsons Green, Pimlico, Queen’s Park, Richmond, Soho and Wimbledon.

GAIL’s customers are eligible for an exclusive 25% discount on tickets to the Orchids Festival. Details available in-store at GAIL’s bakeries.

GAIL’s and Kew are also hosting a competition to win a trip to Thailand, enter online here.