About us

Our Story So Far

Taste the most indulgent handmade confectionery, rustic breads & bakes and signature occasion cakes from Dublin’s only 50-year-old plus destination bakery.

Five decades on we’re still freshly baking every day. Our community of families, young professionals and retirees continue to enjoy our traditional approach combined with the latest mouth-watering innovations.

Simply put, our purpose is to make your special occasions even more memorable with our hand-made baking personalised for the greeting of your choice.

We aim to enrich your life by offering you more than just icing on your cake.

Whether you want Thunders signature ‘Enchanted’ Black Forest Gateau, Contemporary Drip Cakes, rustic breads or a hand-picked selection from Thunders irresistible Gluten Free range like the sell-out Ready Zesty Go! Tart, we have something for you.

Founded in 1969 by Mr. & Mrs. Thunder, that single shop and bakery in Upper Drumcondra expanded to two more locations in Phibsborough and Clontarf when their Swiss trained pastry chef nephew, Tony Lonergan, took over in the 1980s.

Thunders Bakery has now more than doubled in size since Sinéad and Stephen, having worked with Thunders for a time, bought the business in 2008.

With multiple locations around Dublin, including Crumlin, Finglas, Clontarf, Drumcondra, Dundrum, Donaghmede, Phibsborough, Prussia Street, Swords, Rathmines, Coolock, Santry and the Liffey Valley Café.

You can order online, click and collect, plan your next celebration or recognise the hard work of one of your team with one of Thunders signature special occasion cakes or have your favourite Thunders Everyday Essentials delivered to your door — home or office.

If you want to gift a friend, family member or colleague with one of Thunders Weekend Hampers or even a month-long supply of Thunders freshly baked Everyday Essentials we really want to ensure you’re spoilt for choice.

Our Highlights


Passion For Cakes

Coffee On The Go


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